SAG/AFTRA/AEA Actor+Writer+Improviser

Hello, it’s me.

Hollis Witherspoon is an actor, artist, writer, and improviser who lives and works in New York City. She has appeared in numerous feature and short films, commercials, web series, and has worked extensively in downtown theatre, most notably with her long-time theatre company, Old Kent Road. Hollis frequently collaborates with artists on performance projects, has produced and contributed to the multi-media storytelling series Start the Carand has written, directed, and acted in several short films with her improv collaborators. Hollis regularly performs in the indie improv scene with teams such as Frau Club, Field Trip, and Modern Baby, and she teaches the craft of improvisation to visual artists at various institutions including Columbia University, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, SVA, and in the Graduate Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute. Last fall she directed Lior Shvil’s long term improvised performance piece “Protocols“, at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA and in New York City at Art in General. Hollis is currently developing The Untitled Anthropology Project (Left to My Own Devices), a series of monologue video pieces, will be hosting a panel on art + comedy for the Volta Salon 2017, and will appear (Very Briefly!) in the upcoming world premiere of “Flames” at Tribeca Film Festival.

 

*The Tomato*

© Hollis Witherspoon 2017