Tsehaye  is smiling against a gray background.

Tsehaye Hebert

Community Of The Arts
Chief Creative Officer

Tsehaye Geralyn Hébert is a nationally acclaimed citizen playwright and cultural architect whose work nuances and centers the African American experience (Alliance Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Award winner; Voices Rising Fellow, Vermont Studio Center; The Guild Literary Complex, 30 Writers to Watch; Midwest Black Playwrights Project winner; Native Voices and Visions; RhinoFest; Cultural DC/SourceFest, Frank McCourt Memoir, Sundance Theatre Lab, finalists.) Embracing challenge as opportunity, the new artistic associate at eta creative arts foundation – Chicago’s oldest and historic African American theatre – alongside her team, spearheads the move from ADA compliance, to inspiration for a fully accessible theatre for all. She is a member of Disability Lead, sits on its Program Committee, and serves as one of its ambassadors. She recently joined the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Coalition steering committee and is on the honorary board of Piven Theatre Workshop. A Northwestern University graduate, she earned her MFAW from School of the Art Institute, Chicago, where pygMALI, her disrupture of Shaw’s Pygmalion, won its RhinoFest competition.

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