Emory University Announces 2016-2018 Fellow in Playwriting

March 10, 2016

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Holder (right) with theater faculty member Brent Glenn in rehearsal during Brave New Works 2016

Emory University’s Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program announce the 2016-2018 Fellow in Playwriting, Jiréh Breon Holder.

One of only a few of its kind, the Emory Playwriting Fellowship provides an emerging playwright the opportunity to explore creative pursuits while engaging passionate Emory students and the Atlanta theater community at large.

Holder comes to Atlanta as an exciting new voice in American theater. “As a young artist gaining recognition in American theater, he is a terrific role model for our students,” explains artistic director of Theater Emory, Janice Akers. “When he speaks about his chosen path in life, his exuberance is palpable.”

Lisa Paulsen, director of The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory says, “Jiréh’s work is at once captivating and provocative.   We are delighted to offer him an artistic and academic home at Emory for the next two years, affording him the opportunity to renew his connections to Atlanta and create his newest work within our community.

Read full announcement here.

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