Yvette Heyliger

Playwright/Producing Artist/Educator/Activist

Yvette Heyliger is a published and award-winning playwright, director, actor, 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.  Look for her book, “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 various anthologies.  Check out her blog, The Playwright and the Patron. 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. A citizen-artist, Yvette is a founding member of Organizing for Action and lives in Harlem, USA.

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.