Too Heavy for Your Pocket

Who's Who

JIRÉH BREON HOLDER (Playwright) holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama's playwriting program. His sharp and often political plays frequently include wild visual metaphors and address the magic of everyday life in the South. From 2012-2013, he served as the Kenny Leon Fellow at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre where he worked alongside Susan V. Booth, Lynne Meadow, Pearl Cleage, Alfred Uhry, and Stephen King. He graduated from Morehouse College where he served as the artistic director of Spelman College Playwrights’ Workshop. His plays have received productions or readings at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, the Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Old Globe Theatre, Theater Emory and the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance. He is the 2016 Winner of the Kendeda Prize from the Alliance Theater for his play Too Heavy for Your Pocket. He is under commission with Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Alliance Theatre.