Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey at Grant Macewan University.

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey is an Assistant Professor of Arts and Cultural Management at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Her research focuses on performance for, by, and with young people. She uses a range of research methodologies and frameworks including archival research, girl-centred research, performance-based inquiry, performance-based historiography, and qualitative research. She began doing research regarding theatre for the early years demographic as scholar-in-residence for the WeeFestival in Toronto. Recent youth and performance work is published in Girlhood Studies, Jeunesse, Theatre Research in Canada, Theatre Research International, Youth Theatre Journal as chapters in Children’s Literature and Imaginative Geography (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2019), Dance Lessons (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2020), Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance (Routledge 2014)and in her edited collections Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People (Playwrights Canada Press 2016) and Theatre and Learning (co-edited with Art Babayants, Cambridge Scholars Press 2015).