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Suli Holum

Professional Residency

Years: 2019

SULI HOLUM is a performer, playwright, director, and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a founder and former Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company where she established herself as a collaborative playmaker. With diverse training that includes Lecoq, Viewpoints, puppetry and various dance forms, Holum creates work that is highly physical and transformative. Her first original solo show, THE LOLLIPOP PROJECT, was developed through an Independence Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship and a Shell Fellowship in Drama from the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She partnered with collaborator Deborah Stein to create the solo work CHIMERA, which premiered at part of the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival in partnership with HERE. Playwriting commissions include 1 BEACH ROAD, created with Redcape Theatre (UK) and FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY at The National Constitution Center. She wrote and co-directed WANDERING ALICE with Nichole Canuso Dance Company, and adaptedOedipus at Colonus for Emmanuelle Delpech’s skate park site-specific OEDIPUS AT FDR. Selected acting credits: Off-Broadway: Hot ‘n’ Throbbing, Courting Vampires, Live Girls, Lebensraum (Drama Desk Award); Regional: Arena Stage: Born Yesterday(Helen Hayes Nomination); Humana Festival: At the Vanishing Point, Phoenix; and work with The Talking Band and The Theatre of a Two Headed Calf. Holum’s original work has received development support from the Workhaus Collective, Swarthmore Project, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, The Orchard Project, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, The Playlabs Festival at the Playwrights Center, NACL, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Creativity Fund at New Dramatists. She is an alumna of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and a recipient of a 2010 TCG Fox Resident Actor Fellowship.

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