Faculty

Yehuda Hyman

Musical Theatre, Acting (College)

Playwright, choreographer, and actor Yehuda Hyman is Artistic Director of Mystical Feet Company, a theatre ensemble creating new work. His plays include The Mar Vista, The Mad Dancers, Center of the Star, Swan Lake Calhoun (published by Samuel French), I Ask You, Ladies and Gentleman (from Leon Surmelian’s memoir), David in Shadow and Light (co-written with Daniel Hoffman), The Mad 7, and Max, Rapunzel & the Night. His work has been produced at McCarter Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, San Diego Repertory Theater, Theater J, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (ATL), and The Marsh. Honors include the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, the NEA/TCG Playwright-in Residence Grant (with Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles), the Jerome Fellowship, the Heideman Award, and grants from the Center for Jewish Culture. His essays and poems have been published in The Forward, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Northern California Jewish Bulletin, and in Seeing Jewish and Israeli Dance (edited by Judith Brin Ingber). He has translated the works of German poet Eva-Maria Berg. As an actor, Mr. Hyman has recently performed in NYC with theater companies Target Margin Theater, The Civilians, and Rady&Bloom. He was an Artist Fellow at the LABA House of Study/14th Street Y. Since receiving his MFA in Dance in 2014 from Sarah Lawrence College, he has taught there, as well as guest teaching at Indiana State University, USC, UCLA, and in NYC public schools with Dancing Classrooms. He recently choreographed Paula Vogel’s play Indecent at the Guthrie Theater. His essay “Three Hasidic Dances” will appear in Library of America’s Dance in America: A Reader’s Anthology (edited by Mindy Aloff, with a foreword by Robert Gottlieb), to be published in October 2019 (Penguin Random House), and his play, The Mar Vista: In Search of My Mother’s Love Life), will premiere at the Pershing Square Signature Center in March 2019. Yehuda Hyman lives in Brooklyn.