A gritty portrait of a woman caught at the crossroads between hell and redemption. When her love dies, Dee Crosby fights back.


Original Songs: James Sugg and Heather Christian
Dramaturg and Creative Producer: P. Carl
Set Design: Amy Rubin
Video Design: Kate Freer and David Tennant
Sound Design: James Sugg and Matt Hubbs
Lighting Design: Stephen Arnold
Costume Design: Angela Harner
Video Assistant and Onstage Camera: Stivo Arnoczy
Production Stage Manager: Lisa McGinn
Associate Director: Kate Hopkins
Touring Stage Manager: Kamra Jacobs
Production Manager: Lauren Parrish
Technical Director: Matt Weinhoffer
Boxing Coach: Valentine Lyashenko
Producer: Amanda Cooper


April, 2014: ArtsEmerson (Boston)
March, 2015: Kelly-Strayhorn (Pittsburgh)
September, 2016: Z Space (San Francisco)
September, 2016: Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
December, 2016: The Kirk Douglas Theatre at CTG (LA) + La Jolla Playhouse  (World Premiere!**

March, 2018: Abrons Art Center (NYC Premiere!)


The Wholehearted is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Originally commissioned and developed by ArtsEmerson. Additional development supported by HERE Arts Center, Z Space, A.R.T./New York, Swing Space (LMCC), Brooklyn Arts Council, JACK NY, Swarthmore College Project in Theatre, New Dramatists’ Creativity Fund, Philadelphia Live Arts, Kelly-Strayhorn, and the Orchard Project.


“Packs a punch…A boldly arresting new solo show…elevated by the skillful use of video and especially Suli Holum’s transfixing portrayal of the prizefighter, alternately brooding and explosive.”

-Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

“Fresh and new…where theatre is going now. The actress is phenomenal…captivating.”

– Boston Public Radio – Morning Edition