Deborah Wood Holton received her BFA in Theatre and Drama with an
emphasis in playwriting from Howard University, her MA in English with a
concentration in African and African American literature from Atlanta
University, and her PhD in American Theatre Studies from the
University of Wisconsin - Madison.
While Dr. Holton's scholarly work explores a range of topics, such as American theatre and adult education, her creative work re-envisions African and women-centered
folklore, myth and culture.
A fiction writer and poet, she also holds a
Creative Writing MFA from Solstice, Pine Manor College. Her creative
work and critical essays have appeared in Essence, Jump Up and Say, the
Eugene O'Neill Review, Staging Difference, Black Theatre, and other
collections. A Black Earth Institute Distinguished Fellow, Holton is an
Associate Professor at the School for New Learning.