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Yvette Heyliger

Playwright/Producing Artist/Activist/Educator

YVETTE HEYLIGER is a playwright, producing artist, activist and author of What a Piece of Work is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women. Contributor: ARTemis Arts Wisdom Anthology, Performing #MeToo: How Not to Look Away, Performer's Stuff, The Monologue Project, Later Chapters: The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors over Fifty, Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom, 24 Gun Control Plays, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2003 and The Best Stage Scenes 2003. Pending: She Persisted: 30 Ten-Minute Plays by Women Over 40 and She Persisted: Monologues from Plays by Women Over 40. Other writings: various theatrical print articles, blogs and scholarly journals including HowlRound. Awards: AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwright Award; National Black Theatre Festival Emerging Producer Award; Best Playwright nomination NAACP’s Annual Theatre Awards. Memberships: Dramatist Guild, AEA, SDC, and AFTRA-SAG. Service: DG’s Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, Honor Roll! Executive Committee, and co-chair LPTW Rachel Crothers Leadership Award. Yvette lives in Harlem, USA.

 

It Doesn't Have to be #MeToo
Event

It Doesn't Have to be #MeToo

Progress of Education and Prevention in The Theatre

My “One Thing”
Essay

My “One Thing”

Achieving Gender Parity through Legislation

3 December 2015

Citizen-artist Yvette Heyliger discusses the aftermath of her petition and advocates a call to action for gender parity legislation.

Kicking the Can Down the Road Towards Parity
Essay

Kicking the Can Down the Road Towards Parity

2 February 2015

Activist and artist Yvette Heyliger shares her petition for new legislation mandating women artists receive equitable funding from nonprofit arts organizations and institutions.

Artist as Activist
Essay

Artist as Activist

Civilization’s Radical Voice

28 August 2013

In response to the pervasiveness of gun violence, Yvette Heyliger uses her artistry to implement change regarding gun reform.