Stagecraft: Jireh Breon Holder, author of “Too Heavy for Your Pocket”


The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.


Guest: JIRÉH BREON HOLDER (Playwright) is the Playwriting Fellow of the Department of Theater and Creative Writing at Emory University. He is an Atlanta area playwright whose sharp and political plays frequently address the magic of everyday life in the South. In 2016, he received his MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and co-founded Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines, Iowa. From 2012-13, he served as the Kenny Leon Fellow at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre. He graduated from Morehouse College where he served as the artistic director of Spelman College Playwrights’ Workshop. His plays have received productions at the Alliance Theatre, Yale School of Drama and Yale Cabaret. He has received readings at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Kennedy Center, and the Old Globe Theatre. He is currently under commission with Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Out of Hand Theater.

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JAN SIMPSON is the Director of the Arts and Culture Journalism program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, and also writes for TDF Stages, American Theater and has her own blog at Broadway & Me.

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