His plays include: January 2nd, Creative Writing, Lovers to Bed, 11th Hour, Race Music, Household Name, Splendid, and Togetherness. His work has been seen, developed and produced at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (Posterity, Thicker Than Water 2002), BE Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Magic Theatre (SF), Clubbed Thumb, the Vital Theatre, New Dramatists, Broken Watch Theater Company, the 24Seven Lab, The College At New Paltz and others. Webseries: In The ‘Wood (co-creator/co- producer/writer), www.inthewoodny.com. His play, Manifesto, was commissioned by Time Warner and Second Stage Theatre. Several of his plays are published by Playscripts, Inc. He is a member of E.S.T. and an alumnus of Youngblood. M.F.A.: The Actors Studio Drama School @ The New School. He is a two-time finalist for the National Ten-Minute Play contest (Onions and Favored Nations). He has worked as a teaching artist for TDF, Vital Theatre, and MCC. He is a founder and Co-Artistic Director of The New Black Fest, a festival celebrating the work of Black playwrights. He blogs about theatre and culture under the name 99 Seats at Parabasis and other places. He is a proud product of the New York and New Jersey public education systems.


A conversation with J. Holtham about his Marathon play School Night.