High Dive is a comic and compelling play that portrays a small but pivotal moment in a woman’s life. Vacationing with her family in Greece, she stands frozen on the high dive above the hotel pool. Below, her son urges her to jump off. As she balances on the board, she recalls various adventures and mishaps that have brought her to this spot. Finally, she makes her move off the board.

Reviews of High Dive

“Ms. Ayvazian is an enticing performer with perfectly calibrated comic timing. By the time you come up for air from laughing with her, it’s all over except for the applause…”

“Ayvazian has an exuberant demeanor, and her crisp comic delivery only enhances the play’s many charms”
The New Yorker

World Premiere
FEB 01 – MAR 04, 2001

Written & Performed by
Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by David Warren

Set Design:
Neil Patel
Costume Design:
Kristin Cahill
Lighting Design:
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design:
Robert Murphy

MCC Theater

120 West 28th St.
New York, NY 10001