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NEW YORK CITY: En Garde Arts has named Heather Cohn to be its new executive director. Cohn will join founder and artistic director Anne Hamburger in leading En Garde’s artistic and fiscal planning process, fundraising, community engagement, and board relations.
Heather Cohn.“I’m thrilled that Heather is moving into this new leadership position at such a pivotal moment for our company,” said Hamburger in a statement.
“With her deep fundraising experience, organizational management skills, and commitment to artistry and community, she’s the ideal partner with whom to build a vital and sustainable future for En Garde Arts.”Cohn previously served as the company’s development and community engagement director.Before joining En Garde Arts, she served as the director of development for Epic Theatre Ensemble for four years. She’s also worked with Disney Theatrical, New York Theatre Workshop, the Pearl Theatre Company, and Theatre Communications Group.
Cohn is a co-founder and producing director of the Off-Off-Broadway company Flux Theatre Ensemble, where she has produced 28 full productions, including 17 world premieres. She has directed nine Flux productions, with playwrights including Gus 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.“I’m so grateful to Annie and the board for entrusting me with the opportunity to build on the extraordinary legacy of En Garde Arts,” said Cohn in a statement.“Together, we will advance our mission to create, produce, and present bold theatre experiences that reach across artistic, physical, and social boundaries.”
Yansnier Arias knew it was wrong. It violated the Constitution, not to mention the oath he took as a doctor in Cuba. He had been sent to Venezuela by the Cuban government, one of thousands of doctors deployed to shore up ties between the two allies and …
Over 100 members of Venezuela’s National Guard had arbitrary left service, crossing the country’s border with Colombia, the long-term regional ally of the US, in hope to receive $20,000 promised to them for desertion, amid a political and economic.
The defence minister continued by saying that these promises were false, adding that the absence of these people among the service members was “not a catastrophe” and would not affect the combat readiness of Venezuela’s military.On Thursday, Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, said that the United States was arming Venezuelan deserters to form a so-called liberation army to invade the South American country. The envoy also suggested that Washington was fabricating a report about a high number of deserters in order to justify the creation of such an army.
Earlier this week, the migration service of Colombia claimed that the number of Venezuelan service members who had crossed into Colombia had surpassed 320 people. Meanwhile, the Analitica news outlet reported, citing the same agency, that the number of defectors allegedly reached 567 people.
Venezuela is currently in the midst of a political crisis. On January 5, lawmaker Juan Guaido was elected the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which all other government branches have been refusing to recognize since 2016.On January 23, two days after the Venezuelan Supreme Court annulled his election, Guaido declared himself the country’s “interim president.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who was sworn in for his second presidential term on January 10 after winning the May election, which part of the opposition boycotted, qualified Guaido’s move as an attempt to stage a coup orchestrated by Washington.The United States immediately recognised Guaido, after which some 50 other countries, including Colombia, followed suit. Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia and a number of other states have, in the meantime, voiced their support for the legitimate government of Maduro.