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Northwestern School of Communication

Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw

Assistant Professor of Instruction/Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw

Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw advises undergraduate students in the departments of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, supporting students in their pursuit of majors in each of those disciplines. She also serves as an advisor for the Dance minor and the Theatre for Young Audiences module. Her goal as an advisor is to help students identify and pursue their individual academic and career objectives, as well as to provide compassionate support as they navigate through their university experience.

Her research and teaching areas include late 19th and early 20th century U.S. theatre, play publishing, musical theatre, Chicago theatre history, and dramaturgy. She has had a long interest in, and connection to, the world of play publishing, in particular. Her dissertation focused on the dynamic historical relationship between play publishers and amateur producers, and in her former role as managing editor for play publisher Samuel French, Inc., she was responsible for shepherding many plays and playwrights through the publication process. She has worked as a dramaturg for many productions in New York and Chicago over the years, as well. In her spare time, Roxane enjoys playing music and doing science experiments with her sons, not necessarily at the same time.


  • PhD, Theatre, The Graduate Center (CUNY)
  • MFA, Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • BA, Music, Millikin University
  • BFA, Theatre, Millikin University


  • THEATRE 140: Theatre in Context
  • THEATRE 245: Theatre of the Americas: Amateurism and U.S. Theatre
  • THEATRE 342: Dramaturgy
  • THEATRE 365: American Theatre & Drama: Latinx Theatre
  • THEATRE 366: Special Topics in History: Chicago – Play by Play
  • THEATRE 366: Special Topics in History: The Little Theatre Movement
  • THEATRE 367: Music Theatre History
  • THEATRE 448" Studies in American Theatre & Drama: The Current Chicago Season
  • RTVF 322 Radio/TV/Film Genre: Movie Musicals