Director. Writer. Head of Graduate Directing and Artistic Director at the University of Memphis.
Holly L. Derr (she/her) is the Artistic Director and Head of Graduate Directing at the University of Memphis. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and was the founding producer of SKT, Inc. She has directed for the Know Theatre, Ashland New Plays Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival School Visit Program, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, and the Stonington Opera House. Holly has taught at Smith College, the ART Institute at Harvard University, the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company Consortium, CalArts, UC-Riverside, and Chapman University. She has been published by the Atlantic, HowlRound, Ms. Magazine, Slate, Bitch, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.