Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
After his marriage to Lucy Hayden, who had been on the faculty of the School of Dance Performance in New York City, the two left the east to settle in Albuquerqe, New Mexico where they established the Hayden School of Ballet and then in 1962, the Albuquerque Children's Theatre which came to include a number of performing groups, including a mime troupe.
Besides writing thirty plays, Hayden also wrote and produced a children's television series viewed over Albuquerque's educational station in 1971.
As an actor, his unbelievable range of activity included experience as a professional mime artist and experience on the stage, in television, and in movies.
Hayden's work in children's theatre brought him touring grants from the New Mexico Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. His play, The Cat Princess, published by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., was winner of the Kansas City Community Children's Theatre Play Award.
Pioneer also publishes Bill Hayden's My Sister, The Dragon, An Orphan Betrayed and Clown Prince, the latter which was published in 1991 following his death.