Marguerite Hannah (Associate Artistic Producer/Director/Actor, Producer of the Black Women Speak) started her adventures in theatre and the arts nearly 30 years ago first as an actor then arts administrator and now director and mentor. She has served on Horizon’s leadership team for the past sixteen years, first as Horizon’s Business Manager and the director of the Apprentice Company and now as Associate Artistic Producer. She has been a professional actress and a member of Actors’ Equity Association for more than 30 years working on both local and national stages, including productions at Horizon. In addition to her work at Horizon, she has worked in arts administration positions with the first National Black Arts Festival in 1988 and ART Station, a multi-disciplined art center. Ms. Hannah was a member of the 2011 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta and a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University in Public Relations and Journalism. She is a member of the Board of Directors for two national organizations, the National New Play Network (NNPN) and the National Alliance for Musical Theatres (NAMT), and is past Board Treasurer of the Little 5 Points Center for Arts & Community. She was a member of Arts Leader of Metro Atlanta Class of 2011 and is a proud alumnus of Howard University. She has also been a Georgia Council for the Arts Grant Review Panelist; a Georgia High School Musical Theatre Shuler Awards Adjudicator; and a KCACTF Irene Ryan Judge & Festival Respondent.