Holly Hepp-Galván is currently enrolled in the MFA in Playwriting program at Hunter College. She will graduate in May 2012. At Hunter, she has been the recipient of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Award for her trilogy, “Departures” in 2009 and has won the Irv Zarkower award twice, for “Oddities” in 2010 and “Andrea’s Esophagus” in 2011.
As well as playwriting, Holly is a performer and teaching theatre artist. She has studied Kathakali in Kerala, India and has developed a physical breathwork technique called Animare that she teaches in workshops to writers and actors. In addition, she is active with Theatre for Young Audiences and her play, “Sprites” which was commissioned by Pollyanna Children’s Theatre and Ballet Austin, will premiere at the Long Center in Austin, Texas in October 2012.
For the past ten years, Holly has been Adjunct Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts at both the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. She teaches courses in Acting, Directing, Organizational Communication and New Media Journalism.