Yvette Heyliger is a published and award-winning playwright, director, actor/solo performer, educator, producing artist, and partner in Twinbiz. She is the co-recipient of National Black Theatre Festival’s Emerging Producer Award, AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwright Award, and a Best Playwright nomination from the NAACP’s Annual Theatre Awards, among others. Author of “What a Piece of Work Is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women,” Yvette is also a contributor to various on line and print theatre-related publications, as well as many anthologies. She has a Masters in Theatre Education from Hunter College, an MFA in Creative Writing - Playwriting from Queens College, as well as MA and BA degrees from New York University. Yvette currently serves as the NYC Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America. A citizen-artist, Yvette was a founding member of (the now defunct) Organizing for Action and lives in Harlem, USA.