Fred ‘Doc’ Heide is a co-founder, playwright and performer with American Folklore Theatre.Frederick (aka “Doc”) Heide has written or co-written 20 shows that have sold hundreds of thousands of tickets in the last three decades.  These include Belgians in Heaven and Packer Fans from Outer Space (both with Lee Becker and James Kaplan) and Guys and Does (with Lee Becker and Paul Libman, two-time winner of the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre).  Doc also co-created several shows with the legendary Paul Sills, founding director of Chicago’s Second City and the Tony Award winning Story Theatre.  Doc is co-founder, first board president, artistic advisor, and performer with Northern Sky Theater, 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Arts, Culture, and Heritage.  A Kerrville New Folk Finalist, he has recorded three CD’s including Lessons I Learned from the Moon, named one of the year’s top 10 albums by Sound Choice Magazine.   Doc earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and is associate professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.  He also serves on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Door County Summer Institute.  His research on the effects of musical theatre appeared in the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.