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Hayon's Yaz, girl from the 'hood and scintillating academic, bridges two divergent cultures in the marrow of her being.
Sarah Nina Hayon is a bi-coastal actress, producer and entrepreneur.
As an actress she has had the honor of receiving three Drama Desk nominations for her work on stage and her performances have been featured on annual top 10 lists in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has performed and developed plays on and off Broadway with New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Theater Company, The Vineyard, New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizon and many more. Her on-screen credits include American Zoetrope's Fairyland, co-authored by Sofia Coppola, FBI, For Life,13 Reasons Why, Succession, Pose, Danny DeVito’s Curmudgeons, Heirloom, Unforgettable, Are We There Yet, The Green (with fellow producer Molly Pearson), Law & Order, Avatar.
Passionate about new works she has long been dedicated to the development of new plays both on and off Broadway. She was a co-founder and Associate Artistic Producer of The 24Seven Lab, a NY based developmental non-profit created to support and nurture new plays. The 24Seven Lab acted as an incubator for the early careers and works of many playwrights, most of whom are now household names. From 2004-2011 the Lab workshopped over 30 new plays which went on to be produced on and off-Broadway including Sam Hunter’s award winning "The Whale" ”, which has since been adapted into a film by A24 and Darren Aronofsky, Annie Baker’s critically acclaimed “Circle Mirror Transformation” and Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton”, which went on to have a Broadway production starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow.
Hayon first discovered her love for production and film during her 6 years serving as Sigourney Weaver’s executive assistant. Hayon is also the co-founder and owner of the successful lifestyle management firm DwellWell, which operates branches in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has been featured as a lifestyle expert in segments on AOL, HuffPo as well as an expert contributor in Real Simple, Redbook, Martha Stewart.
Hayon was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She graduated cum laude from New York University Tisch School Of The Arts.