Cast: Jim Ireland*, Tina Ivlev, Alice Kremelberg, Sarah Mezzanotte, Matthew Stadelmann*

Scenic design: John McDermott
Lighting design: Grant Yeager
Costume design: Ashley Rose Horton
Sound design: Amy Altadonna
Props: Shannon O’Brien
Technical director: Joshua Shain
Produced by Michaela Buccola
Associate producer: Steph Wessels
Stage Manager: Sarah Devon Ford
Assistant stage managers: Jack Cummins

*member of Actor’s Equity

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. A play about girls, abortion, bath salts, bathing suits, rashes, love, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.


“Feelings seldom come singly in “Dry Land,” the remarkable new play by Ruby Rae Spiegel. [...] “Dry Land,” a Colt Coeur production directed with rippling fluidness by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, is about abortion. No, that’s not correct. It’s about the complexities of friendship and the fears of the future that grip kids arriving at the threshold of adulthood.
“Watching Ruby Rae Spiegel’s ruthlessly honest Dry Land, you wonder: Girls, how did theater miss you?!? Everything else belongs to them: film, television, fiction. Yet it takes Spiegel’s simple, fierce play to put a young woman’s capacity for pain center stage—and the choice feels thrilling, even political.[...] Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt of the reliable company Colt Coeur enables startling performances.. There’s a glitter to the young: The company, the director, the writer and the actors all shimmer with it.”
“A thrilling and difficult new play, every inch filled with emotional integrity and a thrilling examination of the human side of political discourse.
“Few things are as bracing as the shock of new talent. In 10 years — or more likely in 10 months, considering our accelerated hatching cycle — you’ll be able to say you were there for Ruby Rae Spiegel’s first full-length play. [...] Keenly directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt for the tiny but excellent Colt Coeur company.”