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FESTIVAL 52 - FEBRUARY 23-27, 2020 - ABILENE, TEXAS
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Emily Heugatter

University of Central Oklahoma
Head of BFA Performance, Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Period Styles
Edmond, OK
Emily Heugatter:  MFA Acting, DePaul University;  BFA Acting, Actor Training Program - University of Utah;  Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre graduate;  British American Drama Academy, Oxford, England.  Professional acting/directing credits:  Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, MUNY Theatre, St. Louis Shakespeare Company, Ozark Actors Theatre, Orthwein Theatre, West End Players Guild, Chicago’s Appetite Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and others.  Emily is currently the Head of Performance and Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Period Styles in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Prior to UCO:  Associate Professor of Acting and Directing and Head of Performance at Centenary College.  She is the author of Playground Shakespeare: Bringing the Bard to Life, a guide for teachers of all grade levels to bringing Shakespeare into the classroom, and the founder of the TIPS system, a successful new method for maximizing director-actor communication.  She is the 2015 recipient of the Award for Innovation in Teaching from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.  Emily serves as the Oklahoma State Chair and Coordinator of the Student Directing Initiative for KCACTF Region 6 and is proud member of ATHE, ATME, Intimacy Directors International, and Actors Equity Association.


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