Stephen Heatley served as the Artistic Director of Theatre Network from 1981 to 1992.
During this time, Theatre Network brought Theatresports to Edmonton, where it was performed in their venue at 119th Avenue and 77th Street (in the shadow of the Coliseum) and it played there until Rapid Fire was formed in 1977. From then on, RFT would become the producers of Theatresports in Edmonton.
Stephen went on to be Associate Director at the Citadel from 1994 to 1999. He was also the resident Director for the FreeWill Players from 1991 to 1995. He joined the Faculty of Theatre and Film at UBC in 1999 and became department head in 2015.