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Water by the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

directed by Richie DeJesus & Andrea Humez

produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Content note: Drug addiction and recovery, drug overdose, military service, PTSD, mention of child death, death of a loved one, frequent swearing

In Water by the Spoonful, Elliot, an Iraq veteran, and his cousin, Yaz, plan their beloved activist aunt's funeral together, honor her legacy, and find new life paths for themselves. Meanwhile, Elliot's mother, a recovering addict, finds hope and purpose moderating an addiction support chatroom. There, a found family help each other challenge and support each other to grow and find new sources of happiness. This play explores how people begin to heal their past damage and how they step up to support each other in times of need.


Reservations are now open for auditions, Sunday August 18 and Monday August 19 with callbacks on Thursday August 22. In-person auditions are by reservation only. While we strongly prefer in-person auditions, we will accept video submissions for those who absolutely cannot make the in-person audition dates. See our Auditions page for more information and to sign up for a time slot or to submit your footage!


Friday, November 8, 2024 at 8pm

Saturday, November 9, 2024 at 8pm

Sunday, November 10, 2024 at 3pm (matinee)

Thursday, November 14, 2024 at 8pm

Friday, November 15, 2024 at 8pm

Saturday, November 16, 2024 at 3pm (matinee)


Water by the Spoonful will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

Production Team



Technical Director

Stage Manager

Sound Designer

Publicity Director

Graphic Designer

Katie Carroll & Lauren Kimball

Richie DeJesus & Andrea Humez

Lilian Taylor 

Heidi Fisher

Angele Maraj

Emily Osterloh

Gilly Rosenthol

If you are interested in joining the Production Team, or being a House Volunteer, please email us!