Holly Holsinger

Holly Holsinger

Holly Holsinger is an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University specializing in acting, voice and movement. Holly has been a Cleveland theatre artist for the past twenty years and has created/performed in over fifteen original plays including Blue Sky Transmission and her solo piece Frankenstein’s Wake both of which toured and played Off Broadway. Her original work, Insomnia: The Waking of Herselves,...
Holly Holsinger is an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University specializing in acting, voice and movement. Holly has been a Cleveland theatre artist for the past twenty years and has created/performed in over fifteen original plays including Blue Sky Transmission and her solo piece Frankenstein’s Wake both of which toured and played Off Broadway. Her original work, Insomnia: The Waking of Herselves, which she co-devised and performed at Cleveland Public Theatre, toured to the North American Cultural Laboratory last fall. She recently co-wrote and directed Ancestra at CPT, a play examining women’s rights in Ohio both past and present. Holly holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and is an Associate Teacher of the Fitzmaurice Voice technique.

Plays

  • Ancestra
    Inspired by the 1853 National Women's Rights Convention, Ancestra weaves a historical account of the pioneers for women’s rights with the intimate biography of a contemporary journalist (Cora) who writes about reproductive healthcare. When Cora’s methods take an unconventional turn, she is plunged into a crisis through which past and present begin to converge, bringing to the forefront a vision of how far...
    Inspired by the 1853 National Women's Rights Convention, Ancestra weaves a historical account of the pioneers for women’s rights with the intimate biography of a contemporary journalist (Cora) who writes about reproductive healthcare. When Cora’s methods take an unconventional turn, she is plunged into a crisis through which past and present begin to converge, bringing to the forefront a vision of how far society has come, and how far we have yet to go. Ancestra was first developed as a devised "work in progress" with a diverse, intergenerational group of women. Work on Ancestra continued through a scripted process with support from Cleveland Public Theatre where the play received a production. The playwrights are interested in continuing to develop this work.