Dream Up Festival 2013

Loneliest Whale in the World title
Loneliest Whale in the World subtitle

– World Premiere


Written by: Zoë Geltman.

Directed by: Julia May Jonas.

Sound by: Chuck Stern.

Lighting Design by: Amanda Clegg Lyon

Stage Manager: Jenny Ainsworth

with Neil D'Astolfo*, David Gould, Lucy McMichael*, Maggie Robinson, Elizabeth Spano, and Samuel West
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Lucy, a mutant, friendless whale, washes up on a garbage-strewn beach in Babylon, Long Island intent on killing herself. As she waits to die, perfuming her surroundings with the stink of desperation, strange, magnetic forces that have been ripped with her from the sea work their way into the lives of two people in the process of clawing away at themselves. The two wretches escalate their internal fights with themselves: they peak, they panic, and then...? Perhaps Lucy is not so alone after all. "The Loneliest Whale in the World" is a play about gnawing at oneself and whether it is better to be swallowed up by that shameful, morbid pleasure, or whether we must finally give in to all the talking heads that tell us not to.


Community Theater


Wednesday - August 28 - 9pm
Saturday - August 31 - 8pm
Tuesday - September 3 - 9pm
Thursday - September 5 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 7 - 5pm

Running time: The Loneliest Whale in the World is 60 Minutes $15.

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Zoë is a native New Yorker. As an actor, she has worked with playwright Julia May Jonas and Jonas' theater company, Nellie Tinder, on numerous projects, including most recently Evelyn in Concert (Incubator Arts Project, Other Forces Festival | APAP). Other Nellie Tinder projects she has worked on include Evelyn (The Bushwick Starr), Raise Your Voice in Medieval Counterpoint (Prelude 12, Martin E. Segal Theatre at CUNY), and No One is Excused from the Trouble of Living (Columbia Stages), in which she played a 70-year-old Grandma named Rose. She has also appeared at Dixon Place, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Jimmy's No. 43, 59E59 Theatre, and the Living Theatre. Zoë also wrote for and performed in Pussyfest, curated by Mariah McCarthy. Zoë performed an excerpt of her play, The Loneliest Whale in the World, at the Invisible Dog Art Space as part of Catch!, the monthly performance series curated by Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons and Jeff Larson. She was a 2010 acting apprentice at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, and got her B.A. in English from Cornell University where she wrote her senior thesis on cannibalism in Shakespeare.



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