Heather Holmes

Heather Holmes is an actress, writer, singer, and mover from Houston, 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, and art from both well-known and emerging artists. She has created, written, devised, and performed original works regionally, in NYC, and internationally. As a teaching artist, Heather has worked on various projects with children, teens, college students, and adults, including: co-facilitator in speech and theater workshops for students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Plattsburgh; a Teaching Artist in Residence at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Virginia; and 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. She is a traveller and storyteller, an avid listener, and hopes to learn to dance like nobody's watching. Her recent theater credits include:
Dreamscapes (New York Theater Workshop NYC); The Promised Land (Orkater, Over Het Ij Festival AMSTERDAM); Cortez (Milkwood Theater, NYC FRINGE); FLIGHT ( NYC & collegiate tour). Heather earned her MFA in acting from The New School for Drama and is a lead facilitator for Donkeysaddle Projects.