Soprano, Tenor, Alto Saxophone, String Quartet, Piano, Harp
Excerpts from the piano reduction
A vast, blank nowhereness. A storm coming.
Tenor, male, 20s, broken
Soprano, female, 20s, frightened
Sax, male, ghostly
We observe a couple known only by the nicknames they've given each other, Deer and Ugly, as they attempt to solve a hedge maze. At the center sits Manu, a voiceless ghost of their deceased friend. They argue about moving in together - excuse, deflect, pry... a truth about Ugly comes to the surface and irrevocably changes their path forward.
Wet Dirt explores themes of sexual repression, societal expectation, and shared memory through an intimate story of loss and love.