Grace Herman-Holland is a New York City-based director, and co-founder of The Woolgatherers.
She is focused on inter-disciplinary performances that bend genres and blend cultures. Recent directing includes Revel’s End (Cap 21), a dance club adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Starfall (Wesleyan University), a mashup of kabuki theater, breakdance, and a pop cover band; Nocturne (Wesleyan University), an immersive exploration of dreaming through one-on-one interactions; and Eyes of a Blue Dog (Wesleyan University), an original adaptation of the short story by Gabriel García Márquez.
As a teaching artist, Grace has worked with preschoolers, young children, and teens at the Phoenix Theater for Children, the Davis Center for the Performing Arts, and Oddfellows Playhouse. Grace graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Theater with honors in directing, and was awarded the Rachel Henderson Memorial Theater Prize. In New York, she has worked and trained in various capacities at HERE Arts Center, SITI Company, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and Paradiso Escape. She has also trained with Eugenio Barba at the Grotowski Institute, and practices nihonbuyo (traditional Japanese dance) in Manhattan and at the Kyoto Art Center in Japan.
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