“Heather Cohn is a force to be reckoned with: relentless, energetic and a true creative genius.”

“Heather has a rare combination of mad organizational skills and creative genius. She is straightforward, kind, and as strong as they come. “


Heather Cohn is a theatre director and producer. She serves as the Executive Director of En Garde Arts, having previously been the Director of Development & Community Engagement. Heather is also a co-founder and the Producing Director of Flux Theatre Ensemble, an off-off-Broadway company founded in 2006. Her work with En Garde includes extensive fundraising, community engagement, board relations and artistic and fiscal planning. Heather was the Director of Development for Epic Theatre Ensemble for 4.5 years and prior to that worked with Disney Theatrical, New York Theatre Workshop, The Pearl Theatre Company, and Theatre Communications Group. With Flux, Heather has produced 28 full productions, including 17 world premieres. She is the director of nine Flux productions, with playwrights including Corinna Schulenburg, Erin Browne, Kristen Palmer, Kevin R. Free, and Johnna Adams. She served as Assistant Director to Austin Pendleton on Johnna Adams’s Gidion’s Knot. She has also directed with companies including Rattlestick, Lark Play Development Center, Cherry Lane, the EstroGenius Festival, and Planet Connections. She is a Board Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and serves as co-chair on the Task Force for trans inclusion. She was a member of the Producers’ LAB with WP Theatre and is a graduate of Vassar College where she majored in Latin American Studies and spent time living in Cuba and Chile.


“Heather is a creative and dedicated artist who clearly understands how to bring out the best in actors, especially when shepherding new, original works. Of course I’d love to collaborate with her—what playwright in their right mind wouldn’t?”

“In show after show, Heather has demonstrated deep respect for each playwright’s words–along with an openhearted welcome for what actors bring to enrich the writer’s vision…She’s got that lucky combination of gifts: smart, disciplined organizational and analytical skills, lit up with a capacity for surprise and delight.”