Robert Cohen
Associate Professor of Stage Management and Production Manager (Retired)

Robert Cohen (Brooklyn College)


MFA, Directing, Boston University
BS, Mathematics, Northeastern University

Professor Cohen has been production stage manager for numerous Broadway and regional productions, as well as New York City Opera. His diverse career in live performance presentations includes: Entertainment Operations Manager for the Tropicana, Production Coordinator for Lincoln Center Festivals, and Associate Producer/Writer for Westinghouse TV. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Stage Managers’ Association, of which he was a founding member and former chairperson. Prof. Cohen holds a BS in Mathematics from Northeastern University and an MFA in Directing from Boston University. He has taught at both Emerson College and Stockton State College, and has delivered guest lectures at Yale University, SUNY Purchase, and West Chester University. Prof. Cohen has served as a stage manager mentor for five USITT conferences. He has also participated on numerous panels at professional trade conferences, including USITT and Advanstar East Coast conferences. Included in his publications are recent articles on “Theatre in Cuba” and “Stage Management Use of Computers in Rehearsal,” published in issues of Focus (published by the British Association of Lighting Designers), and Cueline (published by the British Association of Stage Managers), respectively.