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Sonya Hayden

Sonya Hayden

Biography

Sonya Hayden (she/her) is a composer, lyricist, and playwright 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, Little Fish Theatre, The Duplex, Merlin Theatre Frome, Art House Productions, and Princeton University. She is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, the Dramatists Guild, and ASCAP and is being mentored by Broadway Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell in Maestra’s Mentorship Program. She was previously a member of The Workshop Theatre’s selective writers’ intensive in NYC; the Princeton University Triangle Club Writers Workshop (Milton Lyon Award for Outstanding Writing) for which she contributed music and lyrics for three full-length musicals; and Traverse Theatre Young Writers in Scotland. MSc Playwriting with Distinction, University of Edinburgh; A.B. Music, Princeton University. www.sonyahayden.com

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Songwriter

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her