Iona Sun Holder's plays have been recognized by Acting Out INK Fest, Edmonds Driftwood Festival, and the Neil LaBute New Theatre Festival. Acting credits include Actor's Express, University of Georgia, Georgia College, Augusta Players, Milledgeville Players and Orlando Fringe Festival. Directing credits include "Stick Fly," "Death of a Salesman," "The Last Five Years," "Proposals," "Steel Magnolias," "Leveling Up," "The Marriage Counselor" and numerous new plays through the Arts & Letters Drama Prize at Georgia College & State Univeristy. She is the Literary Adjudicator for ME FIlm Festival and the Arts & Letters Drama Prize. Iona served as an instructor of Scriptwriting, Theatre Appreciation, and English for fourteen years at Georgia College & State University.
Iona and Jimmy are owners of Blackbird Coffee and Birdhouse Theatre.

Jimmy Holder’s plays have been recognized by Heartland Theatre Festival, Centre Stage New Play Festival, Ohio State University New Play Contest, Labute New Theatre Festival, Ten for Tenn Play Competition, Little Theatre of Alexandria National Playwriting Competition, Cone Man Runing Productions,and The Landing Theatre Company New American Voices. His acting credits include Roundabout Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage Company, The Producer's Club, Woodruff Arts Center and Orlando Fringe Festival. He served as an instructor of Scriptwriting, Theatre History, and English for eight years at Georgia College & State University. He is the Music Chair for Deep Roots Festival, an Executive Board member of the ME Film Fest, and a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
Jimmy and Iona are owners of Blackbird Coffee and Birdhouse Theatre.


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Birdhouse Theatre is an incubator for professionally driven artists, of multiple mediums, that recruits and nurtures talent, while delivering professional quality. Utilizing local and outside talent, while educating and enhancing civic engagement of modern issues, we hope to create dividends of participants driven and motivated by the arts to be active citizens. Richard Nelson recently wrote that a theatre at its essence is simply a kind of intimate human relationship between an artist and the audience. Today, television networks fight for the rights to “time-sensitive” events where audiences share in a feeling at the same time. This is where theatres have and continue to thrive. All one needs is an empty space and a shared amount of time where live human beings are in front of live human beings to share. Birdhouse Theatre seeks to continually provide a theatre experience that creates culture, motivation, engagement, economic development, intelligence and growth of a community.