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Holli Harms

HOLLI HARMS

  (1971 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Holli Harms is a Dramatists Guild Fellow recipient, Terrence G Hall Fellowship recipient and EST/Sloan Foundation recipient, a finalist with Great Plains Theatre, and semifinalist with A Room Of Her Own Foundation. Her play FOR ABBY was featured at the 2014 Estrogenius Festival and won Audience Choice and was a Semifinalist with the Nantucket Short Play Festival. MAKE JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY GO HOME was part of City Theatre Miami  City Wrights Festival and will be published with Smith and Kraus in an anthology of Best Ten Minute Plays. Hollis plays have been done in Miami, San Diego, Santa Monica, Colorado and NYC. Holli co-founder of The Lexington Group/EST  an ensemble of writers/performers who co-wrote STEP IN AND STAND CLEAR (winner Backstage Critics Award). She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her screenplay, ICARUS STOPS FOR BREAKFAST was filmed this winter in the Catskills, NY.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Holli Harms's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ballad Of Larry the Flyer, The         Blue Suede Shoes         Go Home         It's All Dash-A-Wu         Lying Game, The         Make John Patrick Shanley Go Home         Naples, Fla         Palmetto         Revolution Of Katey & Bear, The         Spinach Dip         St Helena's         Step In And Stand Clear



Ballad Of Larry the Flyer, The

Synopsis:
the magical story of Larry Walters, told in scenes and music, who one day took a fateful flight above Los Angeles in a lawn chair tied to helium balloons. the story is told through the eyes of his friends, family and ground crew as they go from disbelief to wonderment watching a man fulfill his dreams.

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Blue Suede Shoes

Synopsis:
a southern trailer park overflows with off-beat characters, bad relationships, no relationships, Elvis and catfish. How can you escape what and who you are, even if you're someone else?

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Go Home

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ten min play

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It's All Dash-A-Wu

Synopsis:
eight characters, all friends, relatives and acquaintances of Carol, and a cat. Carol feels that her life isn't amounting to much but, all the lives she's touched reveal to us the true meaning of daughter, niece, friend, woman on the street and pet owner. We never meet Carol in the show, but she is revealed lovingly through the eyes of others.

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all costume changes And character changes occur on stage in full view of the Audience.

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New York Theatre Space    1994

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Genre:
Full-length one-woman show

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Lying Game, The

Synopsis:
On a car trip, dad finds out mom has been continually lying to the children in order to try and control them. He doesn't want his children to be raised that way, but what if it works?

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all Action is performed without Any props or set.

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Ten Min

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Make John Patrick Shanley Go Home

Synopsis:
At a restaurant/bar in New York City, three sisters arrive for what they hope to be a nice dinner out, but with no bread on the table, or Calamari on the menu and a famous playwright at the bar, tonight there will be a whole lot more  tonight there will be a lot of stomping, finger pointing and bully calling.

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Dramatists Guild member playwrights whose works were produced in City Theatre's 2014 Summer Shorts Festival included LESLIE AYVAZIAN (The Click); RICHARD DRESSER (Halftime); HOLLI C. HARMS (Make John Patrick Shanley Go Home); ARLITIA M JONES (Tornado); PAUL RUDNICK (My Husband).

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Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts. Miami, Fl 33132    12 Jun 2014

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short play

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Naples, Fla

Synopsis:
an apology. It has the power to release pain. anger can be justified by the simplest of apologies. But. . ..what if it doesn't happen? What if the apology never comes and what if the person you seek it from doesn't even comprehend the scars their actions have caused? It is Naples, Florida. a patio, a lanai, an in-ground pool and the fifth hole of a golf course. a family has come together to celebrate their father's 75th birthday and for one member of the family to seek an apology. This is a play about family dynamics, apologies, love and a pool.

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1st Produced:
Greenville, Sc (Reading)    1999

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Center Stage South Carolina

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Palmetto

Synopsis:
a prominent and influential theatre company that has made its mark in the world by doing only plays by writers of color portraying the black experience in history and in the present day, chooses to do an exciting new play about the Underground Railroad only to discover, right before production, that the playwright is not who they thought she was. That discovery, and its outcome, is spliced between the journey of a young couple, runaway slaves, as they struggle their way north to Canada and the longing to return to the devil that they know as opposed to be continually assaulted by the terrors of the unknown; and with a young boy, born into slavery, who in his own journey finds a different kind of freedom. PaLMeTTO is a play within a play. It is about freedom, past and present. It is about fear of the unknown, both within and without. It is about what it takes to change the very nature of who we are.

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part of Shadow-a Festival of PlayReadings. A festival of concert playreading celebrating Black History Month. Curated And directed by George Ferencz.

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Revolution Of Katey & Bear, The

Synopsis:
You can never go back. the emotional fallout, post abortion, leaves a young couple grappling with themselves, their relationship, what might have been and their very lives.

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the set is A living room of A small Apartment of A very young couple.

1st Produced:
New York City    1992

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Synchronicity Space

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Spinach Dip

Synopsis:
a rapid-fire phone conversation about relationships.

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Lexington, NY    1993

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art awareness Center

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St Helena's

Synopsis:
In 1945 the Nazis transported of 7,000 pieces of the world's most famous art to salt mines in austria. Some of those masterpieces were never recovered. In 1972 on the secluded island of St. Helena's, Ralph Wunder is an austrian with a Third Reich past now living on this low-country coast with edna Smalls, a Gullah descendant of the island's slaves and Ralph's maid and companion. a young woman, Gervais Marion, comes to repair his rotting dock and sex, love and stolen art. a triangle of love, lies and desperation quickly ensues. Once Ralph's past is revealed to Gervais, the question is posed: If you were forced to choose between destroying a room full of precious, irreplaceable art masterpieces and a room full of people, which would you choose? That question is pondered on the global scale as well as the personal scale of each characters life. as things come to a head, Ralph is once again faced with that question. He has sacrificed in the past for art, but now that his life is nearing an end, will he make the same decisions that he made in the past? Something must die, either within or without him. St. Helena's is a play about the redemptive quality of art, about private revolution and the tender balance between hope and despair.

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Step In And Stand Clear

Synopsis:
a love play about New York City told in scenes and music about what the city does to and for those that come here from afar.

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