Heather Holmes

Heather Holmes iis a performer, writer, and teaching artist from TX. She attended Spelman College and the University of Houston, where she earned her BA in English Literature/Creative Writing, with a minor in film studies. While at UH, she worked for the literary journal GULF COAST, a nationally distributed magazine that features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translations, interviews, and art from both well-known and emerging artists. She has created, written, devised, and performed original works regionally in the U.S., in NYC, and internationally. As a teaching artist, Heather has worked on various projects with children, teens, college students, and adults, including: co-faciliator in speech and theater workshops for students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Plattsburgh; a Teaching Artist in Residence at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Virginia; The Sustainable Theater Workshop, in which she co-facilitated theatrical exploration and created a play in French and Woloff with developmentally challenged students in Dakar, Senegal; a teaching artist with George Street Playhouse and Epic Theater Ensemble; a teaching artist/performance director at Peñasco Theater Collective in Peñasco, New Mexico; and lead facilitator for Donkeysaddle Projects. Heather is currently co-developing a strange and beautiful performance piece about dreams, and a photography/performance installation based in NYC, the American South, and Tromsø, Norway. She is a traveller and storyteller, and avid listener, and hopes to learn to dance like no one's watching.

Projects include: The Promised Land, Amsterdam Over Het Ij Festival (Netherlands); Covenant (workshop), NYTW; Dreamscapes, LPAC Rough Draft Festival & NYTW (work-in-progress); FLIGHT, Dixon Place; A Modest Proposal, Cherry Lane Theater; The Happy Garden of Life, New Ohio Theater; Hemispheric Institute's EMERGENYC Fellow; Naked Angels Theater Company's Issues Project Lab Fellow. MFA, The New School for Drama.