April 5-7, 2002
A Declaration of (In)Dependence: The Story of Sally Hemings, Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C.
Holly played the role of Madame Chloe as part of a cast included Lisa Biggs, Rita Kelly Burns, Tanisha Brady Christie, Candice Ghent, Reggie Glass, Marcia Howard, Gesel Mason, Cheles Rhynes, Sylvia Soumah, Jodi Staub and Andy Torres.

April 30, 2002
Jazz Speaks, Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington D.C.
Holly Bass hosted and curated this series. Poets included Bass, Dehejia Butler, Wendy Kinal, and Lisa Pegram. Musical accompaniment by the Keter Betts Trio.

September 9, 2002
2nd Annual Metro DC Dance Awards, George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Holly was the mistress of ceremonies.

May 31, 2002
Reading Romantic, The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY.
Holly curated this reading series featuring Cave Canem poets Tim Seibles, Jarvis DeBerry, Patricia Johnson and Cherise Pollard in response to the visual art exhibition Black Romantic, curated by Thelma Golden.


August 9 - 10, 2002
Holly Bass hosted with Dehejia Butler. Featured artists included Staceyann Chin, Sharan Strange, Allison Stine, Ruth Young, Melissa Klein, Teresa Carmody, Raquel Vogl, Elizabeth Reddin, and Ellen Pinzur.