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Elizabeth Heffron

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Elizabeth’s full-length plays include New Patagonia (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Her Mother Was Imagination (Annex Theatre), and Mitzi’s Abortion, which received ACT Theatre’s New Play Award in 2005, and had its world premiere at ACT in 2006. Three productions of this play are scheduled for the 2011/2012 season; in NY, DC, and Florida.  Her short plays include Irreducible Howard, Pipe Play, and T-Minus, radio dramas performed before a live audience for podcast through Sandbox Radio Live! (and available for free download at iTunes), Foxy Populi, a Seattle Times Footlight Award winner, as well as Moses Lake and Birds, both Heideman Award Finalists at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  She’s written 3 site-specific musicals for One Reel Productions, including Icicle Times, which featured 250 performers, two chickens, and a horse, and spawned three more years of work writing the ICICLE TIMES RADIO HOUR.  Elizabeth has served as dramaturg for Intiman/STG’s Black Nativity, as well as ACT’s Young Playwrights Festival, and the Cornish College of the Arts Winter New Works Festival.  She’s received several grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, as well as a Playwriting Fellowship from Artist Trust and the Washington State Arts Commission; and currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts, ACT’s Young Playwrights Program, and at Freehold Theatre/Lab, where she spent 5 years working with the women of the Washington Correctional Center for Women on inmate-generated performance pieces.  Elizabeth is the recipient of a 14/48 Glen Mazen Award, and is a member of the Seattle Rep’s Writers Group, the Sandbox Artists Collective, and the Dramatists Guild.

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