Holly Yurth Harmon

Holly Yurth Harmon

Holly Yurth Harmon is a composer/lyricist, librettist, essayist, poet and performer. She was seen most recently as a featured songwriter at the Dramatists Guild/ASCAP Songwriters' Showcase at the July 2018 Dramatists Guild National Conference in New York City. She was a panelist at BroadwayCon 2018 in NYC. She wrote and starred in her one-woman musical named POP! Goes the Bubble, in the 2017 Great Salt...
Holly Yurth Harmon is a composer/lyricist, librettist, essayist, poet and performer. She was seen most recently as a featured songwriter at the Dramatists Guild/ASCAP Songwriters' Showcase at the July 2018 Dramatists Guild National Conference in New York City. She was a panelist at BroadwayCon 2018 in NYC. She wrote and starred in her one-woman musical named POP! Goes the Bubble, in the 2017 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival at the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in Salt Lake City. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and PDXPlaywrights. She attends Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, and has been the recipient of the Thomas A. Binford Scholarship for Writing since Fall 2015. She is a past grand prize winner in the Utah Young Writers @ Work Competition, and has received honors from both the League of Utah Writers and the Utah State Poetry Society. As a vocalist she trained under Jill Soltero (Yale), and she has been a member and soloist with the Marylhurst Chamber Choir under the direction of Justin A. Smith, as well as the Portland Choir and Orchestra under the direction of David Thomas. She has taught voice lessons for seventeen years. She lives in Oregon City, Oregon with her four brilliant children, all of whom can rap Guns and Ships.

Plays

  • No More in Darkness
    Written for CodeRed Playwrights Volume IV in response to gun violence in places of worship, this short musical piece gives us a glimpse into the morning before tragedy struck an Amish community on October 2, 2006.
  • Faded Glory
    A meeting is set up between a rising talent in the Underground Color Guard world (like Fight Club, only fancier and set to electronica music) and a former UCG star who faked her own death and is now pretending to live as her twin brother in a trailer park in the country.
  • Handwash Only - A Five Minute Play
    Shun, a thirty-nine year old chef's knife, and Lil' Goblet, a nineteen-year-old wine glass, face their destruction when they get placed in the dishwasher by their aging owner.
  • POP! Goes the Bubble - a New Musical
    ONE ACT MUSICAL: What happens when a naive, single Mormon woman decides to travel to New York City, her first trip EVER outside of Utah? The Mormon Bubble gets POPPED. In this one-woman musical, Cumorah must come to grips with the realities and limitations of her beliefs.