"Traditional spirituals and lovely original swing songs by Molly Holm add emotional heft as well
as period ambience."
The San Francisco Chronicle, 2009
“This World's success owes to
a delicate balance of music, writing, and stagecraft.”
- Rachel Swan
East Bay Express, 2009
Herbst Theatre, SF
"Jazz singer Molly Holm tuned
in to Indian singing style, establishing the mood with a tone, to curve around, over, under and above it as melisma."
"...she exchanged tones with Minnecola who responded with harmonious bols; for several minutes they conversed with great charm. Thundering applause and standing ovation."
- Renee Renouf
"Fabulous production--superb writing by Marcus Gardley, rhythmical soundscore and great original music that
stays with you long after
the curtain has come down."
"The plot might be full of
dramatic tension, but harmony rules onstage: The nine-strong, all-female cast collaborates in seamless synchronicity to make Gardley's play sing."
- Chloe Veltman, SFWeekly
Nice Work If You Can Get It
by Fred Setterberg
The singer steps into the light. A soft, bright
aureole gathers around her face—her blue
eyes cool, her blonde hair flipped at the
shoulders of her very plain, black, very
hip dress, which itself melts into the
Interview with the Composer by Liz Lisle
MOLLY HOLM Holds the Tone for
This World In A Woman's Hands
What is the most compelling part of
this story for you?
This World in a Woman's Hands
THIS WORLD IN A WOMEN'S HANDS
This World in a Woman's Hands focuses
heavily on the stories of women especially
women of color at a crucial point in US
history. My passion for jazz has included
a parallel pursuit of learning as much as
I can about the history of African-American