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Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is a researcher, playwright, and a poet from Panama City and the former Canal Zone of Panamá. As a researcher, Holnes conducted ethnographic interviews for the Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston (SKRH) project directed by Dr. Carl Lindahl and Pat Jasper, PhD, in partnership with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the University of Houston. He’s currently a Faculty Advisor and member of the Arts Faculty at New York University's (NYU) Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he teaches dramatic writing and ethnographic playwriting courses and mentors playwrights in the Gallatin Summer Theater Lab and Gallatin Theater Troupe. He also teaches creative writing and screenwriting at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.