RUBY RAE SPIEGEL’s Dry Land premiered Off-Broadway in a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Colt Coeur, following development in New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater Readings Festival, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. A finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the play has since gone on to be produced in over 10 cities in the U.S., London, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, South Korea ,and more. Ruby’s short play Carrie & Francine premiered in the Summer Shorts Festival at 59E59 when she was only 18 years old. The play was produced alongside work by Neil LaBute, Christopher Durang, and Alexander Dinelaris, receiving critical acclaim fromThe New York Times, The New York Post, and Time Out New York, and is now published in the anthology “Outstanding Short Plays Volume 3.” Ruby is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and will be part of the Center Theater Group’s 2018/19 writers group. Ruby has written for several TV shows, including “The OA,” “Purity,” and “Mindhunter,” and “Central Park Five.” She is a 2015 graduate of Yale University and a recipient of the Yale College Sudler Prize.