Adam Heffernan is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and teaches Acting, Voice, and Theatre Literature. Originally from New Hampshire, he migrated to Cleveland from Ames, Iowa where he taught at Iowa State University for two years. At BW he has directed Hamlet and the North American premiere of AA Milne's Pride & Prejudice adaptation, Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Next season he will direct Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Favorite acting roles include Iago in Othello (Theater at Monmouth), Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls (Clarence Brown Theatre), the world premiere of Thornton Wilder's Youth (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Irwin in The History Boys (StageWest Des Moines), and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Tennessee Stage). Notable directing credits include Twelfth Night & Tartuffe (Iowa State University), The Real Thing & The Wizard of Oz (Highlands Playhouse), Voices from the High School (Instant Theatre Company), and Fefu and Her Friends (Drake University). Television appearances include One Tree Hill (CW/WB), Surface (NBC), a year and a half on All My Children (ABC), and numerous commercials. He received his M.F.A. from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.A. from The University of New Hampshire, Durham, and apprenticed at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and The Screen Actor's Guild. He lives in Berea with his wife, Lizzy and son, Henry.