flatpack and theatre works present
by ruby rae spiegel
28 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY
by ruby rae spiegel
Amy is a striking teenager with rough edges and harsh eyeliner. On the precipice of adulthood and with dreams of being a writer, Amy has the chance to make a future for herself beyond her infamous reputation at high school. But when she faces an unplanned pregnancy, Amy must seek help from her teammate Ester, an awkward but talented swimmer with as many secrets as Amy.
Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel is an unflinching play about reproductive rights, the resilience and intimacy of young women, and what happens in a girls' change room after a high school swimming pool has closed.
Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
This play contains strong themes and includes a realistic depiction of a medical abortion. This includes the use of fake blood. The text includes references to self-harm, suicide, sexual acts, eating disorders, bullying and violence. Audience members may leave the performance at any point and are welcome to choose a seat closest to the exit to leave more easily.
Explosives Factory is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.
DATES + TIMES
Wednesday 28 February - 7:30pm (Preview)
Thursday 29 February - 7:30pm (Opening)
Friday 1 March - 7:30pm
Saturday 2 March - 7:30pm
Tuesday 5 March - 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 March - 7:30pm
Thursday 7 March - 7:30pm
Friday 8 March - 7:30pm
Saturday 9 March - 7:30pm
Theatre Works has a lockout policy for latecomers. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
Our FRESH WORKS program is for Early Career Artists. Similar to our WITH THEATRE WORKS program but for those less along in their producing and making journey. In addition to producing, marketing, PR and production support, FRESH WORKS artists have access to creative, technical and producing mentorship.
Ruby Rae Spiegel
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
PRODUCTION MANAGER/MARKETING ASSISTANT
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
MEET THE ARTIST -
Olivia is a director, facilitator and producer from Naarm/Melbourne. She is passionate about making and supporting accessible, inclusive and community-orientated creative work that fosters care and celebrates story and identity. Olivia graduated from the Master of Theatre (Directing) course at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2021 and previously completed studies in Theatre and Performance at Monash University in 2019. Olivia and her collaborators were recognised with the Melbourne Fringe Access and Inclusion Award in 2020 for their audio work, A Recorded Companion. In 2022 Olivia directed Blackrock by Nick Enright at Platform Arts; working collaboratively with young creatives in Geelong to address the play’s themes of class, toxic masculinity and respect for women. In 2023 Olivia founded flatpack, an interdisciplinary arts collective and production company with a focus on care and creative sustainability in arts practice.