Heather Ács

Photo by Alison Picard

HEATHER M. ÁCS is a Brooklyn-based, multi-media theatre performance artist, activist, curator, educator and high-femme troublemaker. Her work has been featured in festivals, theatres, and galleries across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including Vauxhall Tavern in London, Les Complices Gallery in Zurich, W2 Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., and the Public Theater, HERE Arts Center, the Kitchen, Dixon Place, the Culture Project, and the International Fringe Festival in New York City. 

She performs and facilitates workshops at community spaces, colleges and conferences, past engagements include: Duke University, multiple Femme Conferences, and volunteer projects with LGBTQ youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.

Heather has worked with Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante, Karen Finley, Lois Weaver, Claude Michelle-Wampler, and J. Ed Araiza of the SITI Company. She has also collaborated on projects with the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, the Department of Transformation, and MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival. Heather is the Co-Producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, now in its fourth year. 

Film credits include Building No. 7, dir. Steven Soderbergh; blink, dir. Silas Howard, co-starring Ben Foster; Valencia (the movies): Chapter 9 based on the novel by Michelle Tea; and most recently, Sunset Stories, an official 2012 South by Southwest Selection.

Heather is also a dedicated teaching artist. She uses theatre as a tool for social change with low-income youth in cities across the country and has studied with Cornerstone Theatre Company, Sojourn Theatre, the Living Theatre, and Augusto Boal.  Heather can be contacted via email at acs.heather@gmail.com.