Joyce Van Dyke is a playwright who has been a fan of Sleeping Weazel since its inception, thanks to its joyous devotion to experimental form, social justice issues, brilliant writing, and women’s artistic leadership. She joined the Board in 2016. Her plays, which include Daybreak, The Oil Thief, and A Girl’s War, have received numerous productions and awards including a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellowship, Gassner Award, Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script, Ensemble Studio Theatre / Sloan Project Commission, Boston Globe “Top Ten” plays of the year, and two Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. She has a BA from Stanford University, PhD from the University of Virginia, and MA in playwriting from BU. She teaches playwriting and Shakespeare at Harvard and Northeastern.