Presenter Profile

Heather Curran

Guest Artist

Heather earned her Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and has served in various roles in public education over 14 years, including bilingual classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, instructional coach, and facilitator.  She loves working with students of all ages and is passionate about fostering the love of learning, critical thinking, mindfulness, and fun inside and outside the classroom.

She is a Teaching Artist at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and a guest teaching artist at local schools. She performs with ComedySportz Denver at the Avenue Theater and is the co-founder of the comedy dance troupe, At the Barre. Heather is Board Chair of the GroupMind Foundation (GMF), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission it is to accept and heighten the Denver community through improv education, performance, and outreach. GMF produces the annual Denver Improv Festival in November.

Heather's Workshops

    ‘Start in the Middle!’ Strong Initiations in Improvised Scenework

    Beginning, Intermediate, / Acting, , , , ,

    In this workshop, participants will practice strong initiations that jump to the heart of the relationship, circumstance, or idea. Cut out the unnecessary and hone your ability to connect to your scene partner immediately in any scene. Find the interesting and funny aspects of scenes faster and avoid becoming a 'talking head' on stage by using your environment, physicality, and emotions while you improvise.