Heidi L. Nees, an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Film, has taught classes in theatre history and historiography, Native American Drama, contemporary women playwrights, modern theatre, musical theatre history, intro to theatre, and script analysis. Her research interests include theatre historiography, Native American drama, representations of the American “frontier” in performance, and outdoor historical dramas. Heidi has presented at various conferences including Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), and International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), and has published in Theatre History Studies, Popular Entertainment Studies, Theatre Annual, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and Ecumenica. Heidi is also the co-creator, with Associate Professor jenn stucker (School of Art), of In the Round: a guest speaker series featuring Native American and Indigenous creatives at BGSU.
In addition to teaching and research, Heidi enjoys directing; past productions include Spike Heels, The Crucible, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bye Bye Birdie, The Winter’s Tale, All My Sons, and Children of Eden. Heidi holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Bowling Green State University, in addition to an M.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University and a B.S. in Theatre (Acting) from Ball State University and has previously taught at Miami University and California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo).
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