Yehuda Hyman is an award-winning playwright, choreographer, actor, and Artistic Director of Mystical Feet Company. He was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from Russia and Poland. Plays include The Mad Dancers, Center of the Star, and Swan Lake Calhoun, produced at McCarter Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, San Diego Repertory, Theater J, and Actor's Theatre of Louisville. His many honors include the Kennedy Center New American Plays Award, the NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant, Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis (fellowship) and LABA Fellow/14th St Y. An M.F.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College (2014), he currently teaches Devised Theater at Manhattan School of Music. He recently choreographed Indecent at the Guthrie Theater. His essay, "Three Hasidic Dances," was just published in Dance in America, A Reader's Anthology (Editor: Mindy Aloff; Foreword by Robert Gottlieb), Library of America. His new play, The Mar Vista (developed at LABA) will premiere at the Pershing Square Signature Center, March, 2019.