Dry Land

by Ruby Spiegel '15

The Dramat 2014 Spring Ex

The Yale Dramatic Association's Spring Ex written by Ruby Spiegel ('15)

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.
Contact the Show
at kathleen.addison@yale.edu
March 27 at 8:00pm
March 28 at 8:00pm
March 29 at 2:00pm
March 29 at 8:00pm
@ Iseman Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorHenry Gottfried
WriterRuby Spiegel
ProducerKathleen Addison
Stage ManagerDhawal Kotak
Set DesignerWells Thorne
Lighting DesignerDouglas Streat
Costume DesignerIvy Sanders Schneider
Sound DesignerJuliet DeButts
Master ElectricianRoger Pellegrini
DramaturgKatherine Paulsen
Props DesignerKate Pincus
Technical DirectorKate Pincus
Sound EngineerJulian Hornik
Assistant DirectorJessica Miller
Assistant DirectorMatthew Agar-Johnson
Assistant ProducerCole Florey
Assistant ProducerTiffany Chen
Assistant ProducerAndrea Moreno
Assistant Stage ManagerRayer Ma

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