Deepwater by Dan Bray


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Deepwater by Dan Bray

Set in the rural Hants County, Nova Scotia, Deepwater follows police inspector Questa as she investigates a strange and inexplicable tragedy involving May - a reclusive marine biologist - and her young daughter. At its core, this bold new work questions the unknowable nature of life and relationships as two mothers strive to navigate a world so bizarre that it gives us creatures like the octopus - brilliant, yet deceptive - as well as the anglerfish - forsaken, yet misunderstood. Through this raw, challenging, and hopeful story, Deepwater explores the various ways that we - like much deep-sea life - must create our own light when we feel the most lost.

Keywords: drama, motherhood, science, biology, ocean, tragedy, child, murder, mystery, crime, kidnapping, parenthood, octopus, fish, grief, trauma

Genre: Drama
Acts: 2
Run time: 80 minutes
Content notes: Contains references to loss of child, death, murder, profanity, mature themes, religion, generational trauma, abuse

Cast size: 3 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 2
Casting notes: The names of the characters in this play are not intended to limit casting to gender, nor any particular ethnic or cultural group. Casting should reflect the diversity of the community and culture in which the play is being produced. Physical attributes ascribed to the characters in the text may be changed to reflect casting.