Natascia Diaz and Andrea Goss in the 2013 production of Zorro. Photo by Greg Mooney.

Jiréh Holder

Jiréh is honored to return to the Alliance Theatre where his play Too Heavy for Your Pocket was the winner of the 2016/17 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Mr. Holder currently serves as the Playwriting Fellow of the Department of Theater and Creative Writing Program at Emory University. He has been the recipient of the TCG Edgerton Foundation New Play Award as well as the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award. His plays have been developed at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, the Kennedy Center and the Old Globe Theatre. After graduating from Morehouse College, he received his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama where his plays The Rules50:13 and Some Bodies Travel (co-written with Tori Sampson) received productions. He is also a co-founder of Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Kenny Leon Fellow

Roles for Jiréh Holder



We've officially hit summer here in Atlanta, and while temperatures are rising outside, we're staging the hottest dance party inside: The Dancing Granny. But with all there is to do this season, why should you grab the kids and come see the show?

A little known fact about the Alliance?
"We are the largest producing theatre in Georgia and if you break out our education department and its shows, that would be the second."

What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."



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