Name: Barta Heiner
Division: Theatre: BFA Acting
Office: F-570 HFAC
Phone: (801) 422-4631
Profile: Heiner teaches acting and directs productions during the theatre season. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre from BYU and her master’s degree in acting from the American Conservatory Theatre. Upon completing her academic degrees, she acted professionally with the Denver Centre Theatre while both teaching and directing for the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver.
A member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, Heiner has performed more than 100 roles and directed more than 40 productions. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include Lettice in Lettice and Lovage, Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir, the title role in King Lear, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Mary Whitmer in The Fourth Witness. Her recent roles in film have been Verlene Bennion in Cokeville Miracle and Sergent Major Nedra Rockwell in Once I was a Beehive.
She has served as an acting and dialogue coach and consultant on such films as: The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd and Emma Smith, My Story. She also was involved with a student-mentored film project called Diantha’s Crossing, a project inspired by her great, great aunt, Mormon pioneer Diantha Farr Clayton. It has been aired on BYU television.
BA, Speech and Dramatic Arts, BYU, 1971; MFA, American Conservatory Theatre, 1977.
- TMA 128 Acting Fundamentals
- TMA 228 Intermediate Acting
- TMA 220R Workshop 1: Acting
- TMA 322 Classical Voice
- TMA 324 Acting Classics
- TMA 329 Theatre and Film Acting Conservatory
- TMA 410 Acting Capstone
- TMA 420R Performance Workshop 2
- TMA 424 Advance Acting
- TMA 491 Ethics, Aesthetics, & Theology