DRY LAND

July 28 - August 19, 2017

KXT Theatre

By Ruby Rae Spiegel

Directed by Claudia Barrie

SHORTLISTED: Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

ABOUT

REVIEWS

Outhouse Theatre Co and Mad March Hare, join forces to present the Australian premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by much-heralded newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel.

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land is a play about female intimacy and resiliency. And, what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.

Claudia Barrie on her choice to direct DRY LAND:

Every now and then you come across the play that leaves you reeling,… excited, shocked and changed by the ideas, possibilities and story that you have read or seen. This is one of those plays. Rarely have I come across a female story told with such empathy, honesty and complexity. We watch these vulnerable, complicated young girls navigate their insecurities, fears and flaws. It captures female adolescence on the cusp of change with a raw truthfulness that is profoundly moving. I don’t think Sydney has seen a play quite like this...”

“★★★★ An undeniably bold work. One that places the commonly hidden part of women’s lives centre stage.” Daily Review

 

“★★★★ A very fine production with some of the best performances you’ll see all year…Seems to suck all the oxygen out of the room.” -Jason Blake -Sydney Morning Herald

 

“★★★★★ A public reckoning with the experience of being a young woman. A play that you can feel collide with your body.”  -Time Out

“Dry Land is exactly the response we need in our contemporary climate.” -Upstaged Reviews

 

"A work that is absolutely uncompromising, deeply evocative and resonant.” -Suzy Goes See

"★★★★★ Astonishingly fresh and honest" - The Stage

Photo by Marnya Rothe

★★★★★ A public reckoning with the experience of being a young woman. A play that you can feel collide with your body.  -Time Out- Sydney

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTED BY: Claudia Barrie

PRODUCED BY: Outhouse Theatre Co and Mad March Hare

SET DESIGN: Isabel Hudson

LIGHTING DESIGN: Liam O'Keefe

STAGE MANAGEMENT: Lucia May

CAST: Sarah Meacham, Michelle Ny, Patricia Pemberton, Charles Upton

DRY LAND

PRODUCTION IMAGES

Photos courtesy of Marnya Rothe

DRY LAND - IN REHEARSAL

Photos courtesy of Michael Booth