Written and Performed by Amy Crossman
Directed by Scott Ebersold
October 5th - 22nd, 2023 for a three week limited engagement
"The Great Divide" is a rollercoaster you won't want to miss. From the birth of love to its shattering heartbreak, it's a wild ride. And what really matters is what comes next, the fresh start
after the storm.
Picture this: a trashy NYC apartment, and a dress that's maybe a bit too daring. It's like being at a New Year's Eve bash where your crush is the only familiar face. Every look, every laugh—it's
all building blocks for your unique "Meet Cute" or maybe that brutal rejection. Which path will you choose?
Starring the amazing Amy Crossman as the writer and performer, "The Great Divide" is a darkly funny and heart-wrenching play, brilliantly directed by Scott Ebersold.
Everything is fine! No, seriously, it is - it's super duper extra never been better everything's – wait, do you think Eli's gonna kiss her tonight at midnight? Do you think he loves her back? Do you think he – no, no, no one’s got a drinking problem, and the panic attacks are just, no, they’re – it’s fine, everything’s fine!! Right? Right! A comedic exploration of what it means to love, to be heartbroken and to choose life in the face of incalculable loss.
Content Warning: This show touches on the topic of suicide.
The Great Divide depicts and contains references to surviving suicide loss, grief, mental health, and alcohol/substance abuse, as well as adult language. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this play, we encourage you to avail yourself of the listed resources below.
Designed by Paul Birtwistle, Sam Kaseta, Ant Ma, Brynne Oster-Bainnson and Derek VanHeel
Dramaturgy by Phoebe Brooks
Production Stage Manager: Michelle Elizabeth
Production Manager: Rachael Langton
Technical Director: Parker Krey
Associate Producer: Curtis Howard
Press Agent: Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR
Social Media Manager: Jennifer Begeal/House of Fire Productions
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Tickets available here
Meet the Cast:
Amy Crossman (Performer) is an AEA actor, teaching artist, playwright, and sometimes clown. As an actor, she’s worked with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Boomerang Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Chenango River Theatre, among other places. As a teacher, she’s taught at HVSF, PSF, Barrington Stage Company, Queens Theatre, Hangar Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as privately. She’s studied with a lot of kind and funny people including Judy Gold, Chris Bayes, Karl Bury, and Mark H. Dold. She loves Diet Coke, Harry Potter, and therapy. www.amycrossman.com.
Scott Ebersold (Director) is a New York-based director of theatre who specializes in new plays, musicals, and reinventing classics. He was the director of the Off-Broadway premier of Max Vernon’s The View UpStairs which was nominated for the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for best new musical, and an AUDELCO Award for best director. Other credits include Dan Marshall, Becca Blackmore, and Julian Blackmore’s The Peculiar Tale of the Prince of Bohemia and the Society of Desperate Victorians (Goodspeed Opera House); Briandaniel Oglesby’s Small Steps (Portland Center Stage); Bobby Cronin and Crystal Skillman’s Concrete Jungle (DDM Productions); Jordan Seavey’s Children At Play (Collaboration Town); Explorers Concert (NYMF); Kari Bentley-Quinn’s Paper Cranes; Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party (Post Theatre); Joshua Conkel’s America You Kill Me; Alejandro Morales’s the silent concerto (FringeNYC Best Director); and expat/inferno (FringeNYC Best Production). He was an Artistic Associate at Classic Stage Company, a Literary Associate at Tectonic Theatre, and the founder of Packawallop Productions. MFA Columbia University. www.scottebersold.com