Heather Cassidy

I am a wee-car-driving, dog-cuddling, ice-cream-loving, spider-fearing girl, working across Scotland as a Theatre Maker and Arts Facilitator in educational, youth theatre and community contexts.

In 2003, I graduated from the University of Glasgow with an M.A. (Joint Honours) Degree in Theatre Studies and English Literature. As part of my Theatre course, I studied Directing and researched the Representation of Disability in Theatre for my Dissertation. Then, in 2007, I was awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters in Arts in Social Contexts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), specialising in Theatre for Youth, Arts and Refugees, Early Years Storytelling and Web Design. I graduated with Merit in 2008.

To date, I have delivered projects with nearly 600 schools, covering 31 out of Scotland's 32 local authorities, and with with mums and babies as young as seven-weeks old right through to first-time performers at the grand age of seventy-six. 

Currently, I work on staff at Dundee Rep Theatre as their Education, Skills & Training Facilitator, as well as various freelance contracts throughout the year.