Dry Land

Spring 2014
Experimental Production
Ruby Rae Spiegel '15
Date of run: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:00pm to Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:00pm
Iseman Theater See map
1156 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511

Amy has a secret and needs help. Ester deeply idolized Amy and will do anything for her admiration. The two girls are on the swim team together at their high school in Palm Beach County, Florida, and they have arranged to meet in the locker room attached to the pool in their school’s gymnasium. There, we watch them form a complex and intimate relationship, one built on vulnerability and challenged by the fear of being vulnerable. Alone in their two secrets, and both deeply lonely, they struggle with each other, with themselves, and with what it means to be and to become young women. 

As the play digs slowly deeper, it neither flinches nor judges. Amy and Ester can be cruel and destructive, but they are also sweet and funny, essentially flawed and essentially human. Dry Land is not shy in its presentation of difficult questions, and its ultimate hopefulness contains no easy answers. This is a play about the importance of female friendship and community but it is also, at its core, a play about the fear of love.

Henry Gottfried
Kathleen Addison
Stage Manager: 
Dhawal Kotak
Lighting Designer: 
Douglas Streat
Set Designer: 
Wells Thorne
Sound Designer: 
Juliet DeButts
Costume Designer: 
Ivy Sanders Schneider
Props Master: 
Kate Pincus
Master Electrician: 
Roger Pellegrini
Technical Director: 
Kate Pincus
Sound Engineer: 
Julian Hornik
Actor / Actress & Role: 
REBA - Simone Policano
AMY - Calista Small
ESTER - Lucy Fleming
VICTOR - Jacob Osborne
Assistant Director: 
Jessica Miller
Matthew Agar-Johnson
Katherine Paulsen