WHERE I'M GOING:
My goal in life is to wake up one morning and have only creative things to do. I
want to support myself as an artist. I want to be a better actor tomorrow than I
am today. I want to perform great roles in great plays with great companies. I
seek an exciting, inspiring, creative home.
Right now I’m most jazzed by classical plays and movement/ensemble-based
work. I'm loving the idea of "experimental theater" as any kind of theater (of any
aesthetic/style at all) which is rehearsed and performed as an experiment,
because the theater-makers don't know if it will work or what will happen when it's
put in front of an audience. I also love theater that's inherently populist in nature
- I think that's the way theater has to be to survive/thrive in the digital age.
Theater should be an EVENT, a great time, and accessible/enjoyable to a wide
range of people. In 2007 I did two different festivals of very short, weird, post-
modern plays and I've found that I like asking what qualifies something as
"theater" or a "play". I tend to choose projects that are optimistically conceived
and absurdly ambitious... and that's just the way I like it.
I want to do plays that are ridiculous, dangerous and heightened beyond TV
realism. I want to do plays that dance between reality and non-literal, avant-
garde places. I want to do plays where the language is so powerful, timeless and
beautiful that the words land physical blows. I want to speak text and ideas that
make rooms gasp. I want to do theater that has to be theater and could exist in
no other medium. I want to do readings and workshops of plays that are just
being born and help shape their development. I want to work in as many
different mediums as I can to make myself a stronger all-around actor. I want to
work in casts where I have to fight to hold my own with people who amaze and
push me. I want to break gender boxes. I want to play villains and kings. I want
to play parts that are notoriously difficult. My theater will defy stereotypes,
challenge minds and connect diverse people.
Welcome to heatherogers.com - The website for NYC Actress Heather Lee Rogers
This is the part of my website where I talk about "Where I'm Going" and "Where I've Been".