Mo Holmes is a black queer Southern playwright, dramaturg and all-around theatermaker, currently working in the Twin Cities. She is a 2021 Everwood Farmstead Retreat Artist, the 2019-2020 Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Mentee, and the 2019 New Works Artist-in-Residence at Minneapolis’ Center for Performing Arts. In her writing she is most interested in identity, ritual, intimacy, and internet culture, as reflected in her first chapbook DEAR, DEAR and her plays WE SO SHORT (developed as part of Many Voices Mentorship), and STRANGER, a one-act produced by Holmes’ company Perspectives Theater for the 2017 MN Fringe. As a dramaturg, she has supported development of several new works, including Lynn Nottage’s FLOYD’S at the Guthrie, Brittany K. Allen’s REDWOOD at the Jungle, and Brian Grandison’s DIESEL HEART at the History Theatre. BFA English, Carleton College.
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