Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich is a text-builder and theatremaker. She received the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende's novel). She has written over forty plays, among them: Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Mans's Blues, 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls..., and The Way of Water. This spring Corazon Eterno (always in my heart) and De Troya premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas, respectively. A collection of her works JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays was published by Intellect UK (2016). She is editor of several books on theatre, including Innovation in Five Acts and Audience Revolution, both for TCG. She is Founder/Instigator of NoPassport theatre alliance & press, Associate Editor of Contemporary Theatre Review and Drama Editor of Asymptote journal. Visit her at



  • Bloodlines/Song Lines
    The keynote address delivered by Caridad Svich at the 6th annual Graduate Theatre Syndicate Symposium at Ohio State University “Position: The Power and Politics of Witnessing" on February 28, 2014 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Unruly Drama
    Caridad Svich examines art's effectiveness in implementing social change, particularly gun control.
  • Five Uneasy Pieces
    The playwright Caridad Svitch on five fruitful, uncomfortable pieces of playwritting.
  • Water’s Flow: An Artist’s Path in a Trans-local Universe
    Caridad Svitch writes about travel, simplicity, plugged in and plugged out life and the way that the environment, both physical and environmental, informs her writing.


Blognews, trends, insights

  • Toward a Peaceful Theater
    NoPassport collaborates with The Vicious Circle for Gun Control Theatre/New Media Action Week to keep the dialoge through art alive on the subject of gun reform globally
  • Howlympics: Pool (with water)*
    Caridad Svich discusses finding one-ness in swimming