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BARFIELD Heather

Artiste invitée à l’IREMAM
(septembre 2019-février 2020)

Heather Barfield is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to France (2019-2020). Her research project is entitled "Performing Migrant Stories."
Performing Migrant Stories is a collaborative, creative, theatrical, and arts-based research (ABR) project that focuses on migrants in and around Aix-Marseille Université, in partnership with Compagnie La Scène Manassa and IREMAM. 
Performing Migrant Stories is a pursuit in understanding personal experiences of human beings who have lost homes and homeland due to the ravages of violence and/or economic collapse. This project uses methods of devised performance, storytelling, applied theatre and self-reflexive ethnography to evoke alternative modes of transformational healing and identity, and to interrogate cultural assimilation with voluntary participants from both migrant and local communities.

Theatre director, writer, performer, researcher
Professor : Austin Community College, Drama Department
Company : VORTEX Repertory Theatre
Board President : Canopy Theatre

Contact : heather.barfield@fulbrightmail.org

Website

Education

2019 : Post Doctorate : U.S. Fulbright Scholar to France
2012 : Ph.D. University of Texas — Performance as Public Practice, Theatre/History/Criticism
2003 : M.A. Performance Studies, New York University
1999 : B.A. Anthropology, with Honors, University of Texas

Director (Production)

2016 : Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale
2014 : Rouse the ‘Unruly Mob’ : Three Nights for Reproductive Rights
2012 : 8 Hours of OM
2011 : This Body of Words
2007 : 365 Plays, 365 Days
2006 : Ring, Rip, Rent
2004 : Halfway to Custer
2004 : Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project
2003 : Necro Stix
2002 : Bridge Burner
1999 : Machinal

© Ring, Rip, Rent

Author (Production)

2016 : Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale
2012 : 8 Hours of OM
2004 : Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project

© Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale

© Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project

Performer (Theater)

2018 : The History of my Stiffness, Wunderbaum 2018.
2014 : Rouse the ‘Unruly Mob’ : Three Nights of Reproductive Rights
2012 : 8 Hours of Om, an endurance piece
2009-2012 : Dionysus in ’69
2008 : The Casket of Passing Fancy
2006 : (B)elle
2006 : Love Art Lab
2002 : Dissection : a work of progress
2001 : Marathon
2001 : Drums in the Night
2001 : Merton of the Movies
2001 : For the Love of Linko
2001 : Gynomite
2000 : Swallow- Swim-Save
1999-2004 : Dark Goddess
1999 : Innocence
1996 : The Black Blood of the X & Y Trilogy, Vortex
1996 : Ill Seen, Ill Said
1992 : Kassandra, multiple roles, Dir Bonnie Cullum, a co-created ritual performance
1990 : Skin of Our Teeth, Sabina, Dir Joanna Whitmore for VORTEX Summer Youth program

Producer or Co-Producer

2019 : Blank Canvas ATX
2017 : 2017 : P3M5 : Plurality of Privacy in Five Minute Plays
2016 : In Six Seconds
2016 : Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale
2014 : Rouse the Unruly Mob : Three Nights of Reproductive Rights
2004 : Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project

Academic Teaching

2012-present : Austin Community College, Professor
2004-2011 University of Texas at Austin, Instructor and Teaching Assistant
2008 : St. Edward’s University, Instructor
1999- 2004 : VORTEX, Teaching Artist

Publications

2003-2006

Full List of Austin Chronicle Reviews

2004

Letter to the editor. TDR : The Drama Review. 48.2 2004 : 9

Awards

2019 : U.S. Fulbright Scholar for Theatre Research in France. 2019-2020.
2018 : University of Texas Humanities Institute Community Sabbatical Grant
2017 : Austin Community College 5 years’ service recognition
2016 : Network of Ensemble Theaters NET/TEN Travel Grant
2010 : Austin Arts Critics Table Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Dionysus in ’69,
2008 : Austin Critics Table “None of the Above” Award for Casket of Passing Fancy, Rubber Repertory
2003 : B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Production of a Drama, Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project
2003 : Outstanding Puppetry, Wake for the Dark Poet : The Antonin Artaud Project

Paper Presentations,Talks, and Panels

2019

ACTLab2019 Conference Organizer, Planner, Web Designer and Presenter

Devising Workshop for a new play by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, on Syrian migrant stories. Austin, TX.

2018

ACTLab 2018 : San Antonio, presentation and talk on Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale.

Shadow of the Valley, podcast interview with Tal Leeds

2017

EFF-Austin Meetup Panel with Michael Garfield, Future Fossils podcast
Network of Ensemble Theatres, “Remembering Our Theatrical Ancestors,” Seattle, WA.

2016

“Constructing Theatre Arts Administration as a Sustainable Workforce Trade,” The Still Invisible Work of Arts Administration, Part I : The Creation/Development of a Successful Academic Program, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Chicago.

“Privacy Settings : Who Cares ?” Dis/Embodied Capital Roundtable Series : Networks of Exchange–The Dialectics of Audience, Space, and Place, Association for Theatre and Higher Education Conference, Chicago.

2015

“MTV Mother : Linda Montano Performs Mother Teresa and 1980’s Music Video Culture,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference, Montreal.

Grant panel adjudicator and reviewer, “Service Organizations, Fiscal Year 2016,” Houston Arts Alliance, Houston.

Grant panel adjudicator and reviewer, “General Operating Support/Expansion Service, Fiscal Year 2016,” Houston Arts Alliance, Houston.

2014

“Impossibilities of Performance,” roundtable paper presented at Association for Theater in Higher Education conference.

2013

Austin Community College focus group study for Distance Learning faculty.

Grant panel adjudicator and reviewer, “Capacity Building Initiative, Fiscal Year 2014.

Accelerator & Sustainability Grant Programs,” Houston Arts Alliance, Houston.

“Applied Ph.D.” Panel roundtable invitation and presentation at Association for Theatre Research, Dallas.

2012

“Criticism as Activism in New Media” Panel invite and presentation at the Association for Theater in Higher Education conference, Washington D.C.

2011

“Engaging Research.” Panel invite and presentation for the Performance as Public Practice scholarship series at the New Works Theater Festival, University of Texas, Theater and Dance Department.

“Rites of Passage” Panel Discussion invite and presentation on Religion and Rituals for Austin Community College.

2009

“Performance as Radical Activism.” Paper presentation at the Eco-drama Festival, Eugene, Oregon. May.

2008

“Artaud’s Daughters in New Media Culture” for The Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies Studies lecture series.

“Embodiment and Virtual Empowerment in `First-Person Shooter’ X-Files Episode.” Paper selected for presentation at the International Arts and Humanities Conference, Honolulu, HI.

“Transformations in the Flesh : Ritual in Feminist Performance Practices.” Paper presented at Women and Theater pre-conference for Association of Theater in Higher Education, Denver, CO.

2006

“`No Shame’ Theater’ : Performance, Play, Possibilities and Problems.” Paper presented at Performance Studies International Conference #12, London, UK.

2004

“What is MetamorphoSex ? : An Exploration of Feminist Ritual Theater Practices.” Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Landscapes Conference : Post-Feminist Practices in the Arts, Northhampton, England.

Press (selection)

Vortex Repertory Associate Artistic Director Heather Barfield Receives U.S. Scholar Fulbright Grant, CTX Live Theatre

Earning As : April 2019, Austin Community College

To do in Austin : Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays”, Boing Boing

Privacy Settings : A Promethean Tale (adapted from Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus)