Jiréh Breon Holder

2016-2018 Fellow in Playwriting

Creative Writing Program/Department of Theater and Dance

Office: 225B Rich Building. Fall 2016 office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. and by appointment

Phone: 404-727-4683

Fax: 404-727-4672

Email: jbholde@emory.edu

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Biography

Jiréh Breon Holder is an Atlanta area playwright, dramaturg, and director. He is a co-founder of Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines, Iowa. He was recently named the winner of the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition for his play Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which will have its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre. His productions include Some Bodies Travel, The Rules (Yale School of Drama); 50:13, The Untitled Project (Yale Cabaret); and God Will Know the Difference (Fire This Time Festival). His plays have received readings at the Kennedy Center, Roundabout Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, and Pyramid Theatre Company. Jiréh holds a BA in drama from Morehouse College and an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama.

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