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.