Jessica  Holter

Jessica Holter

Jessica Holter is an author, a producer and activist. She is best known for creating The Punany Poets in 1995 in answer to the growing issue of AIDS among African Americans. Her appearance on HBO's Real Sex Series sparked a theatrical and publishing career that has lasted for 21 years. Her unique urban twist on Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed has inspired dissertations and conversations among academics. Her bold use of sexuality has been criticized, debated upon and praised with equal passion. For more information about her cutting edge work at