Caridad Svich
PWC Reader Membership
New York, NY
Biography

Caridad Svich is a US Latina playwright, translator, lyricist and editor whose works have been presented across the US and abroad at diverse venues including Denver Center Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Women's Project, Repertorio Espanol, INTAR, 59East59, McCarren Park Pool, 7 Stages, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Teatro Mori (Santiago, Chile), ARTheater (Cologne), and Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama three times, including in the year 2010 for her play Instructions for Breathing. Among her key works: 12 Ophelias, Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues, Any Place But Here, Iphigenia...a rave fable, Fugitive Pieces, The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel), Magnificent Waste, The Tropic of X and the multimedia collaboration The Booth Variations. She was recently profiled in American Theatre magazine. She has edited several books on theatre and performance including Trans-Global Readings and Theatre in Crisis?(bo

Successes

Caridad Svich's play This Thing of Ours selected as a Featured Finalist for the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. For more info, please see the link: http://americanbluestheater.com/2017/01/17/2017-blue-ink-playwriting-awa...

Caridad Svich's La Isla de Los Hombres Solos (The Island of Lost Souls) - inspired by Jose Leon Sanchez' novel- premieres September 1 through November 6, 2016 at Teatro Espressivo in San Jose, Costa Rica under Jose Zayas' direction. For more information visit: http://www.espressivo.cr/

Caridad Svich has been commissioned by Single Carrot Theatre to contribute to A Short Reunion, a collection of performances written for the theater's ensemble. 

The world premiere of Caridad Svich's The Breath of Stars, a radical re-imagining of The Tempest, will have its world premiere under Neil Scharnick's direction at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI from March 4-6, 10-12, 2016. More info here

Agua de Luna (psalms for the rouge) by Caridad Svich, will have its world premiere at Matrix Theatre in Detroit under Sherrine Azab's direction. (This play is a Matrix commission funded by the Knight Foundation). More info here.