Heidi Cline McKerley

Heidi Cline McKerley (Director) is thrilled to return to the Horizon, where she is an Artistic Associate, for her twenty-third collaboration in the last twenty two years. She has been fortunate to work with most professional theatres in Atlanta during her thirty years of living here; including, the Alliance Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, Aurora Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Actor’s Express, Atlanta Lyric, Theatre Emory, Dad’s Garage, Fabrefaction, Jewish Theatre of the South, Theatre in the Square, and has been a guest artist for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Berry College, Kennesaw State University, the Lagrange Lyric, and the University of Georgia. She has also taught for the acting intern companies of Actor’s Express and the Atlanta Shakespeare Company.  Heidi has been nominated for eleven Suzi Bass Awards, and won for Best Director of a Musical in 2011 for Avenue Q.  She enjoys writing and wrote the book for one of the first official entries to be showcased in the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, The Fine Art of Forgetting. Heidi was the founding Producing Artistic Director of Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble, offering 27 theatrical classics at 7 Stages in nine years.  Regionally, Heidi has worked for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and the Oasis Theatre and Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida. She is a member of the Southern Order of Storytellers, the National Storytelling Network, the Alliance for Theatre in Education, and the Educational Theatre Association of America.  Heidi sends love and thanks to her daughters Hannah Rose and Arden and to her partner in all things her hubby, Jeffrey xoxo.