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Bio

Photo: Bob Turton

Photo: Bob Turton

 

about heather

Heather Roberts was born in the Bay Area and grew up in Meadow Vista, CA, a small town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She attended college at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Theatre. Upon graduation she immediately began working professionally at some of Seattle’s largest theaters, including The 5th Avenue Theatre and Seattle Shakespeare Company.

She then moved to Los Angeles where she has worked with a Noise Within, International City Theatre, Sacred Fools, and Tim Robbins’ The Actors Gang. She was a member of The Actors’ Gang for four years and appeared in several productions. During her time at The Actors’ Gang, she worked with their Prison Project, teaching improvisation and commedia dell’arte to inmates at over ten California prisons and juvenile detention facilities.

Heather also spent a year in Memphis, TN with Tennessee Shakespeare Company, where she performed in their entire season of productions. In addition, she proudly served as a teacher in their Romeo and Juliet Project, touring the play and leading in-class lessons for thousands of High School Freshmen in the Memphis area, including those in juvenile detention.

She was recently nominated for Best Ensemble at the Stage Raw awards for her performance in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play at Sacred Fools in Hollywood, CA.

Heather resides in Los Angeles, CA where she enjoys baking, yoga, reading, attending movies at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and volunteer tutoring at the Echo Park Branch Library.