(Playwright, The Morini Strad
was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Wesleyan
University where he majored in American Studies. His plays have
been produced in New York at Primary Stages Theater, Theatre for a New
Audience, and the Working Theater.
He has been produced
regionally at the Long Wharf Theatre, People's Light and Theatre
Company, Baltimore Center Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Geva Theatre,
the Cleveland Play House, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Portland
Stage, Northlight Theatre. His plays include The Morini Strad, Something You Did, Hearts, Sabina, Bovver Boys, The Closer, Blanco, San Antonio Sunset,
and Inside Out.
In 2007, he helped Bonnie Dickinson and her Wilton High School Theatre Arts students create Voices in Conflict,
a play about returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans which ran at
the Public Theatre, the Vineyard Theatre, and the Culture Project.
taught as a visiting artist at Bronx Regional High School in the South
Bronx, and was Resident Playwright at the Juilliard School. He has
worked with the 52d Street Project in New York's Hell's Kitchen and on
the Navajo Reservation. Holtzman is a former member of New Dramatists
and now serves on its Board of Directors. He is also on the board of
Harlem Stage Company.