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Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich received a 2018 Tanne Foundation Award, the 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from ATHE (Association of Theatre in Higher Education), a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize. Among others, she is co-author of Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft (Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama, 2017), and editor of Stages of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in the Capitalocene (NoPassport Press, 2018) and Audience Revolution (TCG, 2017). She is currently working on a seven-play cycle called American Psalm, which includes Red Bike, Fuel, Hurt Song, Holler River, Life Jacket, Arbor Falls, and Trouble in Kind. Website: www.caridadsvich.com

(Photo by Jody Christopherson.)

Economic Precarity and Resiliency in Theatre
Essay

Economic Precarity and Resiliency in Theatre

an American Psalm

29 August 2018

Playwright Caridad Svich reflects on the economic reality of working in theatre.

The “Us” of Town Hall
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The “Us” of Town Hall

26 April 2017

Katie Pearl talks with Caridad Svich, a maker of work for live audiences, about the breath of theatre, the us in the room, and her new script Town Hall.

Six Hundred and Ninety-Two Million
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Six Hundred and Ninety-Two Million

On Art, Ethics, and Activism

22 October 2016

Theatre practitioner Caridad Svich on art and activism and After Orlando.

After Orlando
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After Orlando

An International Theatre Action

23 September 2016

Blair Baker, Zac Kline, and Caridad Svich discuss how they decided to take action and mobilize artists to create theatre pieces after the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

This Thing of Hers
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This Thing of Hers

Caridad Svich Reflects on Her Body of Work

28 July 2016

Emilio Rodriguez interviews award-winning theatremaker Caridad Svich about her process and central themes in her work.

Who Is It For? Practice, Spectatorship, and the Body
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Who Is It For? Practice, Spectatorship, and the Body

5 March 2016

Caridad Svich considers spectatorship and audience in anticipation of the 10th NoPassport “Dreaming the Americas” theatre and performance conference on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Archipelagos, Fragile Shores, and Orphan Seas
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Archipelagos, Fragile Shores, and Orphan Seas

A reflection on climate change and performance

23 September 2015

Caridad Svich on writing about the inescapable reality of climate change.

Your Guide to Theater Education
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Your Guide to Theater Education

Caridad Svich

8 December 2014

David Dudley talks to Caridad Svich of NoPassport about the origins of the alliance, and what kind of education her model can offer potential collaborators.

Bloodlines/Song Lines
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Bloodlines/Song Lines

29 June 2014

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.

How about now? US Latina/o Theaters Sharing Resources
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How about now? US Latina/o Theaters Sharing Resources

19 November 2013

What would happen if ALL of the US Latina/o theatres banded together to share and create together? Could we turn the system upside down?

Cover for a collection of 24 Gun Control Plays.
Unruly Drama
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Unruly Drama

25 August 2013

Caridad Svich examines art's effectiveness in implementing social change, particularly gun control. 

Cover for a collection of 24 Gun Control Plays.
Toward a Peaceful Theater
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Toward a Peaceful Theater

30 May 2013

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

Five Uneasy Pieces
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Five Uneasy Pieces

10 December 2012

The playwright Caridad Svitch on five fruitful, uncomfortable pieces of playwritting. 

A pool.
Howlympics
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Howlympics

Pool (with water)*

12 August 2012

Caridad Svich discusses finding one-ness in swimming

Water’s Flow
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Water’s Flow

An Artist’s Path in a Trans-local Universe

2 April 2012

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.

 

Gun Control Theatre Action
Series

Gun Control Theatre Action

This series focuses on personal perspectives from a select group of practitioners on theatre and social change, the nature of artistic efficacy, and on past and ongoing gun control theatre actions. We welcome readers to reflect with us.