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 Rules, 50:13 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.