Deconstructing Holly

deconstructing holly · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show


What happens when everything you’re told makes you a woman is taken away?

That is the question Holly was faced with after she lost all her biological lady parts due to breast cancer and the BRCA ovarian cancer gene mutation. So, what else to do but turn that exploration into a solo show!?

While Holly’s body is being deconstructed during cancer surgery to remove her lady parts, she watches her life being deconstructed. Led on a journey by a cheeky British Angel, Holly explores relationships past, present, and future, coming face to face with what happens when everything you’re told – and programmed to believe – makes you a woman is taken away. Because sometimes, we have to be completely deconstructed in order to find our way to who we truly are… and the love we so desperately seek.

With humor and raw honesty, Holly embodies a cast of over 20 characters who have come and gone in her life, leaving their footprints on her soul. Directed by Jonathan Fahn, Deconstructing Holly premiered to a pre-sold out house and critical acclaim as an official selection of SOLOFEST 2020, two days before the COVID shutdowns and is now making its Hollywood Fringe debut.

Presented at The Broadwater Black Box:
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sunday, August 8 – 11:30am
Saturday, August 14 – 10:30pm
Saturday, August 21 – 5:30pm
Friday, August 27 – 8pm

Production Team

holly sidell *

writer + performer

tricia minty  *

original music composer

* Fringe Veteran