Photo by Kathryn Hayden
Sonya Hayden is a playwright, lyricist, and composer originally from Virginia, now based in New York. Her musicals and plays have appeared at local and international venues, including the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Edinburgh International Festival, Traverse Theatre, The Duplex, Village Pub Theatre Leith, Merlin Theatre Frome, Art House Productions, and Princeton University. Sonya is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, the Dramatists Guild, and ASCAP. She was previously a member of the Princeton University Triangle Club Writers Workshop (Milton Lyon Award for Outstanding Writing), as well as Traverse Theatre Young Writers and the Village Pub Theatre Writers Collective in Scotland. She holds an MSc in Playwriting with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and an A.B. in Music (summa cum laude) from Princeton University.