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Montclair State University
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Montclair , New Jersey 07043
United States

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  • Director


  • BA , Theatre/ English
    University of Minnesota
  • MFA
    Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University
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Heather ..., 26 Feb 2013 [cached]
Heather Benton
As a professional Equity actress Heather has toured internationally with the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University ( Phaedra 4.48 dir. by Robert Woodruff/ Mercedes Murphy, Rhinoceros, dir. by Roman Kozak) and nationally with Montana Repertory Theatre (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Trip To Bountiful - dir.
In New York, Heather is a company member of the award winning Brooklyn based company East River Commedia as both an actor and movement specialist. (Innovative Theatre Awards: Best Play, Best Director in 2005 for Serenade and Philosopher Fox, movement specialist for Magnificent Cuckold, dir.
As a playwright, Heather also works closely with Theatre Trouve in New York, artistic director Mercedes Murphy.
This collaboration continues with an original play, Half Awake and Falling through the Sky, written by Mercedes Murphy and Heather Benton, which received it's first reading this summer also as part of UGZ at PS 122.
Heather also teaches playwriting with children at the JCC Metrowest's Triple Threat Theatre Camp. Original plays with pre-existing music include (Lost... At Turtleback, Ghost Light, Camp Star, Sleepover Story, The House On the Hill, and Detention Day).
As a movement instructor/ specialist/ choreographer, in addition to numerous productions at The Academy ( Emma, Ring Round the Moon, Trojan Women, Cloud Nine, Les Liason Dangereux,The Great Magoo, Stage Door etc...), Heather has also worked with Montclair State University (Arcadia, 1001), Kenyon College (Blood: Brother and Sisters), University of Montana's: The Colony, Rutgers University Summer Conservatory for High School Students, and East River Commedia's training program, The Flying Sandbox.
East River Commedia - Heather Benton - Actor, 18 May 2013 [cached]
Heather Benton - Actor | Read more... East River Commedia - Heather Benton - Actor
Heather Benton - Actor
Heather Benton - Actor
Heather received her MFA from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University, and her BA in Theatre/ English from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she now resides in New Jersey. Heather was last seen with East River Commedia as the feisty, lusty hen, Brunette in Serenade and Philosopher Fox.
Alumni News, 1 Sept 2005 [cached]
Heather Benton worked with East River Commedia in an Off-Off Broadway production of Serenade and Philosopher Fox, an evening of one acts by Mrozek, for which she was nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for the role of Brunette. She is currently writing a new play and has been doing a fair amount of print work in Philly and New York.
Heather Benton Head ..., 16 July 2013 [cached]
Heather Benton Head of Movement of Dept. Core Faculty
In New York, Heather has worked on several productions with East River Commedia and Theatre Trouve, Movement direction / period work / choreography includes productions at The Academy ( Cloud Nine, Learned Ladies, The Great Magoo, Quilters, etc.) as well as Montclair State University (Penance: Ghost of Don Juan, Stage Door, Grapes of Wrath, 1001, Arcadia) where she is also on adjunct faculty as a movement instructor.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts | Academy Faculty, 16 July 2013 [cached]
HEATHER BENTON >>See Bio Head of Movement of Dept. Core Faculty
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