Upstart Productions presents the regional premiere of Dry Land, nominated for the 2014/2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and included on the first annual Kilroy’s List as one of the most recommended new plays by female and trans authors in 2014. Dry Land is written by Ruby Rae Speigel and directed by Sarah Lacy Hamilton.
This regional premiere offers Dallas audiences an intimate and frank, slice-of-life view of an all too frequent dilemma faced by young women in America. Unflinching and unsentimental, Dry Land is the story of two unlikely friends who come together as they struggle to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.
Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Victor hates jocks but not girls. Reba just wants to party. Dry Land is a play about girls, abortion, bath salts, bathing suits, rashes, love, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.