Utilizing the forces of text, song and physicality, The Wholehearted dives into a narrative fraught with the violence of love, the sexuality of sports and the truth behind the stories we tell ourselves. Collaborative partners and Drama Desk nominees Deborah Stein and Suli Holum tackle the story of a fictive female boxer based on the biographies of iconic women in athletic history. Unlike any solo theatrical experience, Stein and Holum deliver a unique multimedia feast, questioning the line between personal fantasy and factual reality.
“IT’S RARE TO FIND THEATER ARTISTS WHO CARE AS MUCH ABOUT EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS AND EVERY DETAIL OF THE WORK AS DEBORAH STEIN AND SULI HOLUM” —CAPITAL NEW YORK
ABOUT STEIN | HOLUM PROJECTS
Stein | Holum Projects is a collaboration between performer/director Suli Holum and writer/director Deborah Stein. They aim to build tightly scripted theatrical events through an intensive collaboration between theatremakers who defy traditional definitions. Stein has previously worked extensively with the multi-disciplinary Pig Iron Theatre Company in addition to being an internationally produced playwright and director and a resident of new Dramatists. Holum is a founder and former Co-Artistic Director at Pig Iron as well as lauded actor and playwright Off-Broadway and regionally.
- Location: Jackie Liebergott Black Box in the Emerson/Paramount Center
- By: Stein | Holum Projects
- Written and Directed by: Deborah Stein
- Performed and Directed by: Suli Holum
- Series: Pioneers
- Ages: 14+
- Running Time: 60 minutes with no intermission