Yvette Heyliger is a playwright, producing artist, educator, activist, and author of What a Piece of Work is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women. She has contributed to many theatrical anthologies including most recently On Holy Ground: Plays from the National Black Theatre Festival, ARTemis Arts Wisdom Anthology, She Persisted: 30 Ten-Minute Plays by Women Over 40, and She Persisted: Monologues from Plays by Women Over 40. Yvette has penned many theatre industry-related articles for magazines, blogs, a scholarly journal, and textbooks including The Children of the People: Writings By and About CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice and Performing #MeToo: How Not to Look Away. Her plays, including her one-woman show, have been presented in theatre festivals in NY and LA, as well as at the prestigious National Black Theatre Festival. Yvette is a 2022 Advance Gender Equity in the Arts Legacy Playwright Grant Finalist. Other awards include the AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwright Award, National Black Theatre Festival Emerging Producer Award, and NAACP’s Annual Theatre Awards Best Playwright nominee, among others. Professional memberships include the Dramatist Guild, AEA, SDC, and AFTRA-SAG.