Elizabeth Heffron is a Seattle playwright. Her play Bo-Nita, a 2013 Edgerton New Play Award winner, is receiving its world premiere at the Seattle Repertory Theater through November 17, and will be produced in February 2014 at Portland Center Stage. Her most recent work, Portugal, about a nuclear accident at the Hanford Reservation, was featured as part of the 2013 Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival in May 2013. Her play, The Weatherman Project (co-written with Kit Bakke), was selected for the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s inaugural New Play Festival in February 2013 and the Hollins Playwrights Festival in Roanoke, Virginia this past July. Other full-length plays include New Patagonia, produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Mitzi’s Abortion, which received ACT Theatre’s New Play Award and a world premiere production at ACT Theatre in 2006.
As a Seattle playwright, she has written locally for 14/48:The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, Annex Theatre, One Reel Productions, and New City Theatre, among others. Her radio plays for Sandbox Radio Live! can be heard by downloading them from iTunes. Elizabeth has received grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, and a fellowship from Artists Trust/Washington State Arts Commission. She currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts, ACT 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. She is a recent alumna of the Seattle Rep Writers Group and a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective and the Dramatists Guild.
Bo-Nita, Portugal, Mitzi's Abortion, An Altered Life, Her Mother Was Imagination, New Patagonia