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, Script Analysis, and Topics of Diversity on the American Stage. Her research interests include theatre historiography, politics of representation, 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 Annual, Theatre History Studies, Popular Entertainment Studies, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and Ecumenica.
In addition to teaching and research, Heidi enjoys directing; past productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, 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. After teaching at Miami University and California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), Heidi is happy to once again call the BGSU home.