HEATHER INGLIS*** - Director, Dramaturg
Heather is thrilled to be working on In-Camera this summer with Bevin and the vibrant, talented team she has assembled. Heather is an award-winning director, producer, dramaturg whose career has taken her across the country. Heather has directed and assistant directed over 40 productions, many of which have been new Canadian works. Heather has worked at The Shaw Festival, The Citadel Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Azimuth Theatre, Theatre Junction (Calgary), Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre (Saskatoon), Live Five (Saskatoon), The Doppler Effect Productions (Halifax), Alberta Playwrights Network, Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, The Notable Acts Festival (Fredericton) as well as Universities in Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. She has studied and worked with theatre luminaries such as Peter Brook, Yoshi Oida, Tadeusz Bradecki, Polly Teal, Flora Lauten, Phillida Lloyd, Christopher Newton, and Neil Monroe as well as attending master classes with James Yarker of Stan’s Café Theatre (Birmingham), Punchdrunk (London), and Complicite (London). Heather is a recipient of a 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award for her body of work much of which has been under the banner of THEATRE YES. Heather has received the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund, Celebration of Women in the Arts Award (twice), as well as the Telus Courage to Innovate Award at the Mayor’s Evening of the Arts (Edmonton). Nine of Heather’s productions have been nominated for a total of 17 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, including 7 Nominations for Outstanding Independent Production and nominations for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Fringe Director. In 2014 Theatre Yes received a special Sterling for Outstanding Innovation in Theatre. Recent Edmonton credits include the Sterling Nominated Viscosity and Slight of Mind which was produced in collaboration with the Citadel Theatre.
Fun Fact: Heather is learning to love swimming in glacial rivers as part of the white water kayak course she is taking this summer.
***Heather is participating in this production with permission from Canadian Actor’s Equity Association.