Heather Christian

Heather Christian is the daughter of a blues musician and a go-go dancer. Primarily a songstress with “Avant-Americanan” ensemble,  Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, she can be seen regularly all over the world singing her dream hymnal songs of heart ache, time travel, space travel, bubbling, blustering, and good old fashioned feeling good. As a theater maker, she was last seen making scores for and performing in Mission Drift (winner of 2011 Fringe First and Herald Angel) at the National Theater in London, for which she was nominated for the Drama League Outstanding Performance Award. Composing credits include Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round (BAM, NYC) for which her score received a 2014 Obie citation, Of Mice and Men (The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds), The Burnin’ (Progress Theater) her own multi-media concert North (LaMama NYC), Daily Life Everlasting (Norwegian Theater Acadamy, Norway), Mud (IAmA Theater Company, Los Angeles), Learning in Lower Animals (DTW NYC), as well as numerous compositions for short films and dance pieces including Gregory Go Boom, which took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year.  She is a member of the Ars Nova Uncharted 2015-2016 Play Group alongside Rachel Chavkin. She is a long time collaborator in devised theater and has worked  and performed with many theater makers including the TEAM, Jane Comfort Company, Mac Wellman, Big Dance Theater, Taylor Mac, and Witness Relocation Company, of whom she is a core member. She was recently named one of Time Out New York’s “Downtown Innovators To Watch.” Her album Cabinet was released in 2012 to much critical acclaim and she and the Arbornauts just released their sophomore record, House/Hymn. www.heatherchristian.bandcamp.com