Following 20 years as a successful businesswoman, Holly Davis launched a career in writing and theater in 2004. She credits her mentors Comedian Mary Jo Pehl, Spiritual Fringe Founder, Writer and Performer Dean J. Seal and Theater Director Dipankar Mukherjee for guiding her in transition from her corporate life to producing one-woman shows at the Fringe Festival. She candidly and humorously delves into such topics as depression, religion and addiction in her shows which include “Going to 2nd Base with God: A Stormy Romance,” “The All You Can Eat Spiritual Buffet, “Goddess” and most recently “Diary of Self Help Boot Camp.”
MERLOT, MEDITATIONS AND OTHER MEDICATIONS
Pick your favorite addiction - alcohol, chocolate, perpetual naval gazing – and you’ll find a kindred spirit in “Diary of Self Help Boot Camp”, a new play by writer/producer Holly Davis. In “Diary” two high maintenance women inadvertently land in a New Age Retreat and experience the challenge of being One with Everything when Everything pisses you off. Davis has candidly written and performed about her own struggles with depression, religion, and addiction. – Davis’ 2006 show “Goddess” and 2005 show “The All You Can Eat Spiritual Buffet” were big hits at the Spiritual Fringe. This year Holly moves back to the main festival with a play about seeking and repelling the connections life offers us. “Diary” is certain to take fellow retreat participants on a journey filled with laugher, pathos, and hysterical show tunes.
Holly Davis Productions is a theater committed to creating new conversations about worldview, encouraging respect for alternative perspectives, and connecting people with the broader universe of sacred experience.
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for "Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities." Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.