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Heather Drastal

Adjunct ProfessorGeneral Manager Post Theater Company

B.A., Theatre, LIU PostB.S., Elementary Education, LIU PostM.A., Theatre Education, New York University

http://www.liu.edu/post/ptc

Description

Heather has served as Education Director of several different classical theatre companies including LITC: Classics On Tour, The National Shakespeare Company (2000-2002) and The American Globe Theatre (2002-2006).  She has studied both theatre and education and has experience working as a teaching artist, actor, stage manager, technician, group life counselor for emotionally disturbed teenage girls, and theatre teacher.  She has served as the the General Manager for The Post Theatre Company at the LIU Post since 2005, and recently managed their original production of  Re-Membering Antigone, winner of 5 National Awards at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (with incarnations at The Woodstock Playhouse, and The International Theatre Festival in Montreal,Canada).  She also managed Third Child: Orestes Revisited at the NY International Fringe Festival (as well as incarnations at the IUTA Conference in Urbino, Italy and The Prague International Fringe Festival).  She has presented several workshops on new techniques for teaching Shakespeare at conferences such as NYSTEA (New York University) and Balanced Mind (Islip, NY and Brookville, NY), and has been a guest lecturer on the topics of Educational Theatre and Stage Management at both Brooklyn College and LIU Post, and supervises all Stage management students here at Post.  As Coordinator for the Institute for Arts & Culture at Long Island University, Heather worked to establish a satellite of Lincoln Center’s Institute for Aesthetic Education on Long Island.  She has also served as a mentor for High School theatre students through the NYCDOE.  She is certified to teach K-6 and 6-12 (English), and holds a BA in Education and BS in Theatre from Long Island University, and MA in Educational Theatre from New York University.

Specialties

Theatre for Youth, Theatre Education, Stage Management

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