Suli Holum

Suli Holum

Suli Holum
faculty

Profile:
Suli Holum is a performer, playwright, director, and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. She was a founding member and artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company where she established herself as a collaborative playmaker and teacher. With diverse training that includes Lecoq, Viewpoints, puppetry and various dance forms, Holum creates work that is highly physical and often bridges the line between theatre and dance. Current projects include 1 Beach Road a new play commissioned by England's Red Cape Theatre premiering September 2011 and Chimera a solo performance Holum is creating and co-directing in collaboration with Playwright Deborah Stein premiering January 2012. Her other acting credits include Off-Broadway: Hot ‘n’ Throbbing, Courting Vampires, Live Girls, Lebensraum; Regional: Arena Stage: Born Yesterday; Humana Festival: At the Vanishing Point, Phoenix. She received a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Israel Horowitz's Lebensraum off-Broadway, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday at Arena Stage. 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 performed in Joseph Chaikin's collaboration with Pig Iron, Shut Eye, with text by Deborah Stein, at The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Dance Theatre Workshop (NYC), the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the Wilma Theatre (Philadelphia), Theatre Artaud (San Francisco), and throughout Poland. Her work has received development support from Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, The Orchard Project, The Playlabs Festival at the Playwrights Center, NACL, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Creativity Fund at New Dramatists, and through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Holum is a recipient of a 2011 TCG Fox Resident Actor Fellowship.
 
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