Episode 75: Suli Holum | Goddard College

What’s it like to pursue a low-residency MFA when you’re a collaborative playwright and performer? On this episode, Suli Holum describes devised work, partnerships between writers and actors, and how she created a piece based on her research in the oil fields of North Dakota. She and Jared also talk about the details of Goddard’s creative and craft assignments, and how students in this low-res program still get teaching experience.

Suli Holum is a Philadelphia-based director, performer, choreographer and playwright who recently graduated with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Goddard College in Vermont where she was the recipient of the 2020 Engaged Artist Award. She is a member of the Wilma Theatre’s HotHouse Company, a founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects, whose works include Drama Desk-nominated Chimera, and The Wholehearted. She’s the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship, a Barrymore Award, an Independence Fellowship, and a NEFA Touring Grant. Credits at the Wilma include Romeo and Juliet, Dance Nation and Minor Character, and you can also catch her on HBO’s Mare of Easttown. Find her at suliholumthework.org

Headshot of Suli Holum
Headshot of Suli Holum

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