E! NEWS Fall 2013 / Winter 2014

Elizabeth Heffron TeachingBo-Nita wrapped a very successful premiere at Seattle Rep and heads for the Ellyn Bye Studio at Portland Center Stage, February 1 – March 16, 2014.   Bo-Nita was a favorite of the JAW Playwrights Festival in Portland, July 27, 2012. Bo-Nita comes back to Portland, where she started. Tickets are selling fast. See Q & A with Elizabeth about Bo-Nita in Seattle City Arts. See Seattle Weekly profile of Elizabeth.


Elizabeth’s radioactive new work, Portugal, had its staged reading at Seattle Rep, June 14, 2013 . It was the first public reading of the full-length draft. The beginning, two character scene had a staged reading at ACT in Seattle, May 19, 2013 as part of the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival. See interview with Elizabeth about Portugal.

The Weatherman Project

The Weatherman Project (Kit Bakke, co-writer) was produced during the Seattle Rep New Play Festival January 30 – February 3, 2013. The play was initially developed through the Seattle Rep Writers Group.

Mitzi’s Abortion

Mitzi’s Abortion review at Hollins, November, 2013. Mitzi’s Abortion was produced in New York and Florida in 2011, and produced by the Washington Rogues in Washington DC, July 12-25, and Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis, October 19-28, 2012. See reviews.


Elizabeth Heffron, Hollins, Summer, 2013Elizabeth’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 (Seattle) New Play Award in 2005, and had its world premiere at ACT in 2006. 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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