• Assistant Professor of Theater
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Education

  • BA, Hiram College, 1993
  • MFA, Yale School of Drama, 2003

Biography

Professor Anderson Boll originated the role of Rachel Morse in Strike-Slip, by Naomi Iizuka, at the 2007 Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville (director Chay Yew). Other regional credits: 36 Views (Elizabeth) at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company (director Evan Yionoulis); Miss Julie (Julie) at Two River Theatre Company (New Jersey); 365 days/365 plays, by Suzan-Lori Parks, Humana/ATL; Of Mice and Men and Chekhov's The Sneeze/Proposal at CATCO (Columbus); Taking Sides at Human Race (Dayton); Antony and Cleopatra (u/s) at Great Lakes Theatre Festival (artistic director/director Gerald Freedman). New York:  Between Us, by Joe Hortua--World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club--performing u/s for Daphne Rubin-Vega (director Chris Ashley);  A Kingdom, a Country, or a Wasteland in the Snow at PS-122 (director Yana Ross); Writer's Block (Junior's Mother) at Manhattan Class Co/Fresh Play Fest. (director Jackson Gay);  Harvest (Woman--Video Testimonial) World Premiere at La Mama, ETC (director Benjamin Mosse); Medea Unharnessed (Medea--IT Theatre Nomination, Best Actress in Lead Role) World Premiere at the Drilling Co. (director Kara-Lynn Vaeni); Valiant at NY Fringe 2004, Greenwich St. Theatre; and The Aperture (Alex) at New York Fringe 2009 (named "top 4 picks" Flavorpill). Yale School of Drama (MFA in Acting--Oliver Thorndike Acting Award, 2003): created roles in Know Dog (Alice) by Kate Walat; & Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi (Cadence Verse) by Marcus Gardley;  God Hates the Irish / The Ballad of Armless Johnny, (Mum/Queen Bean) by Sean Cunningham (director Will Frears) and played Shakespeare's Desdemona, Cleopatra, Cordelia/Gloucester (King Lear).  She performed two summers in the resident Yale Summer Cabaret  Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania); Bash: the latter day plays (Sue); Private Eyes (Lisa), Hot 'n Throbbing (Charlene), and No Exit (Estelle). Recent Cleveland Productions: The Aperture (Originated the role of Aex)--World Premiere by Sean Christopher Lewis, at Cleveland Public Theatre; Colder Than Here (Jenna) at Dobama;   Alice...(Adult Alice/Queen of Hearts) at Porthouse; Wit (Vivian Bearing) as Guest Artist at Hiram College. She also appeared in the Cleveland Playhouse's production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, directed by Artistic Director Michael Bloom in 2010.

Originally from Cleveland, Professor Anderson Boll began her career performing at the legendary Karamu House (Margaret Ford Taylor) in 1993. She is a member of Actor's Equity Association, performing under the name Heather Lea Anderson from 1993-2007. 

 

 

Courses

  • THEA 100: Acting Fundamentals and THEA 269: Voice for the Actor