WILLY HOLTZMANWILLY HOLTZMAN (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.

He 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.

November, 2012