Heidi Coleman is the Director of University Theater and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Theater and Performance Studies at The University of Chicago. In addition to Chicago, she has worked professionally as a director and dramaturg in New York City and San Francisco. She has collaborated with Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban, Tina Landau, Frank Galati and Tony Kushner, and has taught within Columbia University’s Theater MFA and English departments. She has curated The University of Chicago’s University Theater’s New Work Week, co-curated the university’s Presidential Fellows in the Arts Program and initiated the university’s theater summer arts residency program, Summer Inc., as well as the university’s Theater and Performance Studies Commissioning Project. Her work focuses on the integration of theory and practice, in both artistic and programmatic arenas.