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Heather Christian

Beacon, NY         

HEATHER CHRISTIAN is a composer/performer who has  received two commissions from Ars Nova for works planned for their 2017/2018 season.  She composed the music for and performed in Mission Drift (winner of 2011 Fringe First and Herald Angel) at the National Theater in London, for which she was nominated for the Drama League Outstanding Performance Award. Composing credits include: Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round (BAM, NYC) for which her score received a 2014 Obie citation, Of Mice and Men (The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds), The Burnin’ (Progress Theater) her own multi-media concert North (LaMama NYC), Moby Dick (Theater Mitu, Abu Dhabi), Mud (IAmA Theater Company, Los Angeles), Learning in Lower Animals (DTW NYC), as well as numerous compositions for short films and dance pieces including feature film “Lemon”, premiering at Sundance 2017 and Gregory Go Boom, which took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2013. She is a long time collaborator in devised theater and has worked and performed with many theater makers including the TEAM, Jane Comfort Company, Mac Wellman, Big Dance Theater, Mark Dendy, Taylor Mac, and Witness Relocation Company. She was recently named one of TimeOut NY’s Downtown Innovators To Watch. Primarily a songstress with her band Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, she can be seen all over the world avant-torching. She has released 8 albums with the Arbornauts and is creator of “The Arbor” Studios in Beacon.   She is beginning a collaboration with En Garde Arts that she hopes will be ongoing.