Heather Harpham is a writer and performer who lives and works in New York City. She has written six original solo plays, and performed widely in New York City venues including Dance Theater Workshop, Judson Church, the Ontological Theater, the Joyce Soho, St. Mark's Performance Space and Dixon Place. Her work has been selected for the Wonder Woman Festival of 2007 and the One Woman Standing Festival in 2008. In November of 2008, her solo Happiness was presented in Nepal as part of the Kathmandu International Theater Festival.
Her writing and performances have won several awards including an Independent Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council, the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, the Herbert Rubin Award for Creative Writing and a nomination for a New York Innovative Theater Award in 2008. She is a Senior Teacher in the improvisation form Action Theater and founding member of the Action Theater Ensemble which has performed throughout the U.S. She has taught master classes in solo performance and improvisation at NYU, the Pratt Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and as a panel presenter at the 2007 ATHE conference in New Orleans. She holds an MA in Theater from NYU's Gallatin School and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU's Creative Writing Program.
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