Jennifer Heywood (-Jackson) holds an M.A. in Theatre History from the University of Toronto, a B.F.A. (cum laude) in Performance from Concordia University and is a Graduate of the English Acting Section of the National Theatre School of Canada. Heywood is published in Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada and is presently writing her Ph.D. thesis that consists of a dramaturgical analysis of solo-performances. She has travelled across Eastern Canada as both a dancer and an actress, playing in English, French, and twice in Inuktitut. She originated four roles in Canadian premieres and has directed 12 productions, five of which were collective creations. Heywood has taught Canadian and Aboriginal theatre at Brock University; acting at Concordia and McGill Universities; and acting and directing at York University. This year at Thorneloe she is teaching the Introduction to Theatre course and two theatre histories.