Heather McDonald is a playwright, director, librettist, and professor that has published eight plays, two screenplays, and a libretto. Her plays have been performed nationally and all over the world. She has attended the Sundance Institute twice, first as a director, and most recently as a playwright for the 2010 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross. McDonald has been a regular teacher at the Kennedy Center Intensive at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The program is a two-week session of writing workshops and discussions about the business of playwriting.