Heather Beasley (Director, Programs & Grants; Ensemble Member) works with the company as a dramaturg, literary manager, stage manager, and project director. She coordinates BETC’s Generations competition and playwright residency program, and solicits scripts for the main production season. She is the project manager for the Star Power Series planetarium original works program. She writes the Food for Thought sections of the BETC show programs and is the staff grant writer. Her past arts administrative work includes positions at Imagination Makers Theatre Company, Seattle Public Theater, and the University of Colorado Boulder Eklund Opera Program. After playing a role as artist and administrative volunteer in the first year of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Heather co-founded the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual student-run BoulderFringe Festival. She holds a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree with a focus in dramaturgy from Villanova University, and her undergraduate degree in creative writing and theatre from Creighton University. She is currently on the board of ArtWalk Longmont, and on the 2017 jury panel for the Boulder Arts Commission.