Heather Massie as Hedy Lamarr
Heather Massie (Writer / Solo Performer) is a NYC Actor and Writer. Originally from Virginia, Ms. Massie has always been fascinated by the sciences, especially Astronomy. She studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia, and Theatre Arts at The Virginia Tech School of the Arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Massie has performed extensively regionally and nationally with: Mill Mountain Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Nearly Naked Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Southwest Shakespeare, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival. In NYC she has performed at Signature Theatre in readings of the plays Legends and Apples & Oranges by playwright Leslie Lee. She is a member of WorkShop Theater, Manhattan Theatre Works, NyLon Fusion Theatre, Firebone Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, and the Negro Ensemble Company. She has also performed on Theatre Row, at LaMaMa, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Lamb’s Theatre, 45th St. Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, The Actors Studio, and more. She received the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Supporting Actor and received three AriZoni Award Nominations. She served as a Cultural Envoy to Zimbabwe for the 2008 Intwasa Arts Festival, and worked in Ecuador and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Massie collaborated for many years with the late Tony-Nominated playwright Mr. Leslie Lee, another scientist turned artist. She performed at LaMaMa in his plays The Book of Lambert, and Mina, about the life of painter-poet, Mina Loy; and in Mr. Lee’s musical Martin: A New American Musical with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse, with the Negro Ensemble Company. Upon Mr. Lee’s passing in 2014, Ms. Massie founded the Leslie Lee Legacy Foundation to foster the continued production of Mr. Lee’s writings.
In an effort to join her love of science with her passion for theatre, Ms. Massie wrote and performs her solo show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr. She has been awarded as the Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading - 2016 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC; Festival Bestseller - 2016 United Solo Festival, NYC; Best Actress - 2017 SaraSolo Festival, Sarasota, FL; Official Selection - 2017 DivaFest, Indianapolis, IN; Inaugural Artist-In-Residence - Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, VT; Audience Choice Award - Shenandoah Fringe 2017, Staunton, VA; Best Actress, 2017 Galway Fringe, Ireland; Audience Choice & Sold Out Awards - 2017 IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN; Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show - 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC; and the Best Hustle Award – 2017 Charm City Fringe. She performs the show in memory of her dear friend, playwright Leslie Lee, in her Leslie Lee Memorial Tour. She was sponsored by the US Embassy, Zimbabwe for the 2017 Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and the 2018 Harare International Festival of the Arts in Harare, Zimbabwe; and went on to perform in an extensive tour of South Africa. Upcoming performances of the show are in Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern, Ireland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Charlottesville, Virginia; Rome, Italy; and Sarasota, Florida. Further info at www.heathermassie.com/hedy
See Heather's full resume HERE