Our Artistic Director


Sarah Kearney

Artistic Director

Sarah is excited to bring a new energy to HART. She's always had a passion for the performing arts-- including shadow puppet shows, magic shows and dancing on the porch when she was a kid.

Moving to Portland with her parents and siblings as a teenager was one of her best experiences as the move opened up a whole world of professional theatre thanks to the incredible direction, tutelage and mentorship of Rae Mona Reynolds. Ms. Reynolds commanded respect and expected greatness from each of her students. Sarah hopes to pass that legacy of respect for the art and craft of professional theatre to future generations.

Sarah is so excited to be working as part of the leadership team at HART and is excited about the future possibilities. She's had the privilege of working with incredible people and directing with amazing actors and is looking forward to strengthening those bonds of friendship and camaraderie as we move forward to bring professional theatre to our audiences and community.

When she's not on stage or behind the scenes directing, Sarah enjoys reading, hiking and Yurting with her fiance Ed Kearney, swimming, spending time with her family and friends and working. Yes - she truly loves her job and employers! And in her spare time she serves as secretary for The Maxwell Society and is the Oregon commissioner for that group, and is on the steering committee for LOOP Troupe.

She has been blessed with an incredible family and she adores her 10 grand-babies. Basically, her family tree is a banyan tree with many many branches that intertwine and she wouldn't want it any other way.

I am looking forward to serving as your artistic director and am humbled and honored to work with each of you.