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Heather Fields Stern has a long career in professional arts management and teaching. Her professional credits include stage management on Broadway and in theatres across the United States, first national tours and in regional theatre. Special highlights include stage managing the concert versions of A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, The Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony, and the Emmy Award winning PBS broadcast with the San Francisco Symphony.

Heather is currently General Manager of The Mama Project based in Cape Town - dedicated to building community for women in South Africa through Art. Heather previously served as General Manager for the Actors' Shakespeare Project, an award-winning professional theatre and education company in the Boston area; and Company Manager at the Paper Mill Playhouse, the historic, Tony-Award winning regional theatre company located in Millburn, New Jersey.

In addition to teaching students at Emerson College since 2015, Heather has also taught at Suffolk University, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, and Salem State University.
She is currently completing her Masters in Arts Administration and Graduate Certificate in Fundraising at Boston University. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association – America's national union representing actors and stage managers.



B.A., Calvin College

Areas of Expertise

  • Online Education
  • Theater