Ethan Heard - Director

Ethan Heard is a theater maker based in New York City.  He is a recent graduate of Yale School of Drama, where he directed Sondheim and Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Amelia Roper’s Lottie in the Late Afternoon, Justin Taylor’s Rodeo, and MJ Kaufman’s Eligible Receivers.  He was Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret, where he directed Pierrot Lunaire, All This Noise, Basement Hades, The Future Gone Out of Business, Lovesong, and Trannequin! a new musical, which he co-wrote.  As Co-Founder of Umbrella Hat Productions, Ethan presented the inaugural Santa Fe Theatre Festival in 2009 and directed Proof and Iphigenia and Other Daughters.  Other directing includes L’incoronazione di Poppea and The Producers(Princeton), The Cat and the Canary (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Gay Ivy (Dixon Place), Ardo Ardo and L'Orfeo (Yale Baroque Opera Project),Pullman WA and in a word (Williamstown Workshop), In Bocca Alla Lupa(Grotto Theatre), and Episcus & Edendus (Lively Productions).  He has assisted directors Nicholas Martin, Thomas Kail, Mark Brokaw, Gilbert Blin, Amanda Charlton, and Annette Jolles.  As an undergraduate at Yale College, he won the Sledge Prize for Performing Arts and toured the world with the Whiffenpoofs, singing more than 200 concerts in 25 countries.  Currently, he teaches and directs in the Music Department and Theatre Program of Princeton University.  He is Resident Director of chamber music group Cantata Profana and a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.