Yvonne Brewster made her directorial début in 1971 with Lippo, the New Noah at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Yvonne Brewster was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the Open University in 2001.
Yvonne Brewster was awarded an OBE (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in the 1993 Honours List for her services to the Arts.
Yvonne Brewster is a co-founder, along with Trevor Rhone, of The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company.
Yvonne Brewster published her autobiography The Undertaker's Daughter in 2004.