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 www.caridadsvich.com
Caridad Svich examines art's effectiveness in implementing social change, particularly gun control.
1. Safe Pop It is said that the theatre space is one of danger. But is it danger of content, form, or both? There are plenty of theatre pieces that court no sense of danger whatsoever in either content or form. They prefer the realm of safety, and offer safety...
It’s a particularly frigid night in New York City. I’m sitting in a sparsely furnished apartment in the midst of a plethora of papers, calendars and various deadlines that demand my attention. A colleague has just had the premiere of his new play postponed in Washington D.C. and another colleague...