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Elizabeth Heffron is a Seattle playwright. Her full-length play, Bo-Nita, received an Edgarton New Play Award from TCG and premiere productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Portland Center Stage; where it had been developed at the JAW Festival of New Plays in 2012, and is part of the 2017 season for Florida's Urbanite Theatre. Her newest work, Portugal, received a 2016 Holland New Voices MainStage reading at the Great Plains Theatre Conference this past May. The play has been developed through the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, ACT Theatre Playwrights Circle, and the Seattle Rep Writers Group and will be featured at Northern Stage's New Works Now program in January, 2017. Other full-length plays include New Patagonia, produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Mitzi’s Abortion: A Saint’s Guide to Late-Term Politics and Medicine in America, which received ACT Theatre’s New Play Award and a world premiere production at ACT Theatre in 2006. Since then, the play has been produced across the country, published by Original Works Publishing, and the anthology ‘MANIFESTO v.3: Here’s to a Theater of Defiance’, edited by Naomi Iizuka. As a Seattle playwright, she has written work 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 has spent 7 years working with the women of the Washington Correctional Center for Women on inmate-generated performance pieces. She is an alumna of the Seattle Rep Writers Group, a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective, and the Dramatists Guild.