STEPHEN HEATLEY, B.A. (Brock), MFA (Alberta) was the Head of the Department of Theatre and Film from 2015 to 2023. Professor Heatley teaches acting and directing and is the departmental liaison for playwrighting. He spent twelve seasons as Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Theatre Network where he directed over thirty world premieres. He spent five years as Associate Artistic Director at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and has directed for other companies in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto, Blyth, Victoria, Richmond and Rosthern, SK. In 2007, his production of Roald Hoffmann’s Should’ve was featured at the congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in Turin, Italy. His 2016 production of the drag action musical Heels of Glory played at the Chelsea Theatre in London, England.