“Powerful, intimate, intense […] Compelling, layered performances”  – Cate McKim

About

Ran September 5th-22nd 2018

The Assembly Theatre – 1479 Queen Street West

Following their award-winning production of pool (no water) (2018 Dora Mavor Moore
Awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble), Cue6
Theatre returned with the Toronto premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae
Spiegel.

Synopsis

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

Dry Land is the first full-length play from American playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel. Spiegel
was only 21 when Dry Land was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and its
premiere production received a five-star review from the New York Times, calling the
play “remarkable… caustic, funny and harrowing.” Dry Land has gone on to receive acclaim across the US, UK and Australia.

Credits

Cast:

Mattie Driscoll

Veronica Hortiguela

Jonas Trottier

Reanne Spitzer

Tim Walker

Written by: Ruby Rae Spiegel

Directed by: Jill Harper

Producers: Christine Groom

Matt Eger

Joshua Browne

Stage Manager: Hannah MacMillan

Technical Director: Laura Philipps

Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter

Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay

Set and Costume Designer: Elahe Marjovi

Props and Makeup: Elizabeth Friend

Publicity: Victoria Laberge

Praise

NNNN from NOW Magazine!   “Cue6’s Dry Land balances high drama and dark humour with simplicity and sophistication.”

“an amazing script, great direction, and a fabulous cast.” – Mooney on Theatre

★★★★ from Stage Door

“Powerful, intimate, intense […] Compelling, layered performances”  – Cate McKim

“Plays like The Wolves, Dry Land and School Girls provide a new platform for teenage girls’ stories” – The Toronto Star

CBC interview with Mary Ito