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Suli Holum is an award-winning performer, choreographer and playwright based in Brooklyn, NY. She was a co-founder of Pig Iron Theatre Company, developing original work between 1995 and 2006 including SHUT EYE with legendary director Joseph Chaikin, and GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS, recently published in Pig Iron: 3 Plays (53rd Street Press). Her choreography for PITC's wordless CAFETERIA earned a Barrymore Award. She received a Drama Desk Award for her role in LEBENSRAUM off-Broadway and a Helen Hayes nomination for her turn as Billie Dawn in BORN YESTERDAY at Arena Stage. Her first solo show, THE LOLLIPOP PROJECT, was developed through an Independence Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship and a Shell Fellowship in Drama from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Holum received a TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship to support her residency at HERE for the creation CHIMERA with partner Deborah Stein. CHIMERA premiered at HERE as part of Under the Radar, subsequently earned her a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, and is currently touring. She has formalized her partnership with Deborah Stein as a co-artistic director of Stein | Holum Projects (SHP) to support projects in development including THE WHOLEHEARTED and MOVERS + SHAKERS. SHP has received support from Workhaus Collective, The Playlabs Festival at the Playwrights Center, NACL, Perry Mansfield New Works Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Swarthmore Project, the Creativity Fund at New Dramatists, ArtsEmerson, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights' Horizons, and through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Her recent work outside of SHP has been developed at The Orchard Project and the MacDowell Colony, and commissioned and produced by RedCape Theatre UK. Philadelphia Live Arts Festival commissions include: "Wandering Alice," a collaboration with Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Oedipus at FDR with director Emmanuelle Delpech. She wrote "Fighting for Democracy" for the National Constitution Center and is currently developing a piece with the Visionary Voices Project at Temple University.

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