yvette heyliger - playwright, director
YVETTE HEYLIGER is a playwright, producing artist, and activist. Author of What a Piece of Work is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women and Autobiography of a Homegirl, she has also contributed to various anthologies: Performer Stuff, The Monologue Project, Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom, Later Chapters: The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors over Fifty, WE ARE THEATRE, 24 Gun Control Plays, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2003 and The Best Stage Scenes 2003. Yvette is a partner in Twinbiz™, and co-recipient of the National Black Theatre Festival Emerging Producer Award. Recipient of AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwright Award (play also won Dramatic Production of the Year) and Best Playwright nomination from NAACP’s Annual Theatre Awards. Heyliger returned to the stage as a solo-artist in Bridge to Baraka. She co-VP of Programming for League of Professional Theatre Women and is Dramatist Guild's first NYC Ambassador.