Josh Hecht

Josh Hecht is a Drama Desk Award-winning director and the artistic director of Profile Theatre. At Profile, he has directed In The Wake by Lisa Kron and the rotating repertory productions of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water By The Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last. His productions have been seen in New York at MCC Theater, The Cherry Lane, The Duke on 42nd Street, New World Stages, Culture Project, regionally at The Guthrie Theater, the Berkshire Theatre Group, the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Signature Theatre (DC), and internationally at the Dublin Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and elsewhere. His collaboration with Ping Chong and Company was commissioned by and premiered at The Kennedy Center before touring the northeast. His writing has received the support of the Jerome Foundation. He is formerly the director of playwright development at MCC Theater and the director of new play development at Women’s Expressive Theatre, and has worked at most of the play development centers across the country including The NAtional Playwrights Conference at The O'Neill, New York Stage and Film, The Playwrights Center, The Lark, PlayPenn, New Harmony Project, JAW at Portland Center Stage and others. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He's served on the faculty of the New School for Drama MFA Directing program, the Fordham University MFA Playwriting program, Purchase College SUNY's BFA Dramatic Writing program and has been a guest artist at The Juilliard School, NYU's Dramatic Writing MFA program, Carnegie Mellon's MFA Playwriting program, University of Minnesota's BFA Acting program, and others.