Vy Higginsen's latest venture brings the taste of Harlem to your table with a new sauce for all foods. Coming to Whole Foods Market in Harlem Summer 2017.

Vy Higginsen's latest venture brings the taste of Harlem to your table with a new sauce for all foods. Coming to Whole Foods Market in Harlem Summer 2017.


About Vy

Vy Higginsen, noted author, playwright, radio and TV personality, has garnered an excellent reputation and won many awards for providing excellent products and services to African-American audiences. After a decade of being behind the microphone and on major New York stations (WBLS-FM, WWRL-AM, WRKS-FM), Vy published and edited Unique NY, a lifestyles magazine designed for African-Americans and tourists. 

In 1983, Vy co-wrote, produced and directed the classic black Gospel musical Mama I Want To Sing!, which ran for eight years and 2,200 performances at the Off-Broadway Heckscher Theater in East Harlem.  In March 1986, Mama began a national tour of the USA, playing two consecutive years throughout major cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles/San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington.  International tours include Austria, Japan, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. Mama also played for six months on the West End of London.  In March 1988, Vy co-produced Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson on Broadway. In 2002, Vy was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. Led by her passion for the sounds and music she grew up hearing, Vy conceived and created Alive! which documents the sounds, music, and stories of our black American musical landscape. Vy continues to write and produce original work as the executive director of the Emmy Award-winning Mama Foundation for the Arts in Harlem, New York.          


Public Speaking

Vy Higginsen speaks from the heart through a lifetime of accomplishment. A public relations powerhouse, Vy offers across-the-board media experience as well as an infectious personality that inspires and motivates audiences worldwide.

Topics

Gospel from Generation to Generation

Gospel As an Art Form

Women in Radio

Joining Spiritual Concepts and Business Practices

Success Talk

From Willingness to Willpower

Customized Motivational Presentations


Selected Theater Productions, Writer/Producer

Alive! 55+ and Kickin'

We Are! The Gospel for Teens Musical

Sing, Harlem, Sing!

Gospel Is

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Born to Sing! Mama III

Sing! Mama II

Mama, I Want to Sing

Selected Radio & Television 

WBLS-FM, New York City's first female DJ in prime time radio

WWRL-AM, WRKS-FM, KISS-FM, radio personality

The Action Woman, radio talk show host

WWRL-AM, WRKS-FM, KISS-FM, radio personality

The Action Woman, radio talk show host

Selected Publishing 

Unique NY Magazine, publisher and editor of the lifestyle magazine designed for African-Americans and tourists 

Ebony Magazine, first female advertising executive

Essence Magazine, contributing editor

This Is My Song, producer of this children's book focused on the legacy of gospel