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Caridad Svich

CARIDAD SVICH

  (1963 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc.  

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 Repertorio Espanol, the Women's Project, INTAR, 59East59, Cincinnati Playhouse, McCarren Park Pool, 7 Stages, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, ARTheater-Cologne, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK. the summer 2009 issue of American Theatre magazine featured a significant profile about her work, and she is the recipient of the 2009 Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women. Among her key plays: 12 Ophelias, Any Place But Here, Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues, Fugitive Pieces, IphigeniA. . .a rave fable, Instructions for Breathing, the Booth Variations, and the House of the Spirits (based on the novel by Isabel Allende).. She has translated nearly all of Federico Garcia Lorca's plays as well as works by Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Julio Cortazar and new plays from Spain, Cuba and Mexico and has freely adapted works by Wedekind, Sophocles, Euripides and Shakespeare. She's a former Harvard/Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellow and has received grants from the NEA, TCG, Pew Charitable Trusts and California Arts Council. She has edited several books on Theatre and performance including Trans-Global Readings:Crossing theatrical Boundaries (Manchester University Press) and Divine Fire (BackStage Books). Her work is published by TCG, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts and more. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of Theatre alliance & press NoPassport, associate editor of Routledge's Contemporary Theatre Review and contributing editor of TheatreForum. She is member of PEN American Center, the Dramatists Guild and is featured in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino History. She holds an MFA from UCSD. Website: www.caridadsvich.com

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        40 Ounces of Sand         Absence         Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues         Antigone Arkhe         Any Place But Here         archaeology of dreams, the         Archipelago         As five years pass         Begging the Eclipse         Blood Wedding         Booth Variations, The         Brazo Gitano         But there are fires         Carnival         Carthage/Cartagena         Clear, Blue Thing, A         Come Burning         Dona Rosita or the language of flowers         En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas/In the Time Of the Butterflies         Finding Life         Fugitive Pieces         Genuine Bonafide Article         Gleaning/Rebusca         Good Fast, A         Guapa         Hide Sky         Hour of All Things, The         House of Bernarda Alba         House of the Spirits, The / La Casa de los Espiritus         Huddersfield         In the Time of the Butterflies         Instructions for Breathing         Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart         Jarman (all this maddening beauty)         Kill To Eat         Labyrinth Of Desire, The         Little Betrayal Among Friends, A         Little Story, A         Lost Postcards         Love in the Time of Cholera         love of don perlimplin for belisa in the garden         Lulu Ascending         Luna Park         Magnificent Waste         Monster in the Garden, The         Nightwood         Nobody's Children         Orphan Sea, The         Patriot Song, A         Perdita Gracia         Prodigal Kiss         Public, The         Relish My Tears         Return to the Upright Position         Rift         Salt         Scar         Self-Made (a border crossing)         Severed Moon         She         Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife, The         Short Time After, A         Something Simple, Plain-Spoken         Spark         Stations of Desire: Saints, Sinners & In-Between         Steal Back Light from the Virtual         Thrush         Tip Of The Iceberg, The         Torch         Torn Limb         Transient Animations         Tropic of X, The         Turn the Dark Up, Bow Down, This is a Hymn         Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs)         Upon the Fragile Shore         Wake, The         Wariswar         Way Of Water, The         Wreckage         Year Of Light, A         Yerma



40 Ounces of Sand

Synopsis:
Love. Guilt. Globalization. A diplomat is murdered abroad. His circle of friends back home are left behind. A story of what we will sometimes do in the name of and for progress. 40 Ounces of Sand is an intimate poetic drama about ethics and citizenship.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
[reading] Bruce Mitchell Room in ART/NY (520 8th avenue, 3rd floor)     30 Nov 2015

Organisations:
Project Y Theatre

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-

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Play/Drama

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Absence

Synopsis:
When father migrates to the United States what happens to the family left behind?

Notes:
Original Playwright - Victor Hugo Rascon Banda

1st Produced:
Zuzi's Theater, Tuscon, Arizona     23 Feb 2014

Organisations:
-

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-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
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Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues

Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues
A play with original songs set in a primeval landscape of swamp and burnt-out woods. the death of a young soldier (killed in a recent war) sends his widow, and a community of women left behind, on a journey where the soldier's ghost, fried chicken, and other mysteries of spirit and nature come together in a search for pure grace. "It is a rich and provocative piece of theater that deserves to be seen elsewhere." Variety

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati, Ohio     1994

Organisations:
Cincinnati Playhouse

1st Published:
Theatre Communications Group, 2000   978-1105943379

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play with songs

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Antigone Arkhe

Antigone Arkhe
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Notes:
part of the ANTIGONE PROJECT is a play in five parts by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich that reconsiders the story of Antigone from a variety of rich and radical perspectives. With a preface by Dramatist Lisa Schlesinger and an introduction by classics scholar Marianne McDonald, this is a unique addition to contemporary Drama.

1st Produced:
Women's Project Theater, NY     2004

Organisations:
Women's Project

1st Published:
NoPassport Press (July 23, 2009)   978-0578031507

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Any Place But Here

Synopsis:
Tommy hates his job as a bartender, but also loathes coming home. His wife Veronica is pregnant with another man's child, and can only confide in Lydia, her friend at the textile factory. Lydia's husband Chucky has lost his job, and is in no hurry to find a new one. In this savagely comic Drama, set in an American landscape of economic desolation, the two troubled couples struggle to find meaning, hope, and connection, in a world bereft of all these things.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1996

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
80-100 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females

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archaeology of dreams, the

Synopsis:
A seriocomic, kaleidoscopic exploration of the intersection between origin, history, and memory as a child is born in the U.S. in the year 1963. A President is about to be assassinated, a country singer dies, a senator falls from grace, and two surfers look for bliss in the imagined Scottish skies.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Portland Stage Little Festival Of The Unexpected, Portland, Maine     2000

Organisations:
Portland Stage

1st Published:
Stage & Screen, 2003   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic fantasia

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Archipelago

Synopsis:
Caridad Svichs beautiful new play, Archipelago, tells the story of two lovers, brought together and torn apart over time and space. Meeting somewhere in the in-between during tumultuous times, the play speaks to the moments between two people who are desperately trying to connect, to find each other. Both exterior and interior barriers are erected and destroyed in each encounter, as they journey towards self-realization through love. Caridads poetic language creates an ethereal world in which two souls reside, making the possibilities endless.  editor Meredith Lynsey Schade in StageReads.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cara Mia Theatre In Dallas, Texas     02 Mar 2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
featured play in the August 2013 issue of StageReads (http://www.stagereads.com)   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
play 90 min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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As five years pass

Synopsis:
A new translation of Garcia Lorca's full-length "impossible theater" piece about lost love, time and youth.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:

Organisations:
INTAR

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Begging the Eclipse

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka Transient Animations

1st Produced:
-     2002

Organisations:
Cutting Ball Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Time After

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Blood Wedding

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
University Of Alberta In Edmonton, Canada     27 Mar 2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Lorca: Six Major Plays, NoPassport Press, CA   978-0578002217

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Booth Variations, The

Synopsis:
A multimedia historical fantasia about the legendary 19th century acting family the Booths (Junius, Edwin and John Wilkes) framed through the Civil War, the Lincoln assassination, Matthew Brady's photography and contemporary celebrity culture.

Notes:
This piece was conceived And created by Todd Cerveris, Nick Philippou And Caridad Svich; text was written by Todd Cerveris And Caridad Svich

1st Produced:

Organisations:
the Moonshine Project at 59 East 59

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  2 additional choral roles may be played live

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Brazo Gitano

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
University Of California-San Diego, Ca     1998

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
text with songs

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But there are fires

Synopsis:
A look at a blue-collar romantic triangle, the thwarted communication amongst three people, and the possibility for a marriage to be healed.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
The Women's Project, New York City     1991

Organisations:
the Women's Project

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus, 2002   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Carnival

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Carthage/Cartagena

Carthage/Cartagena
a meditation on displacement and human suffering

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Work-Shopped In Styria, Austria     09 Sep 2013

Organisations:
Signdance Collective International

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten cantos and a prayer

Parts:
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Clear, Blue Thing, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Come Burning

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
after T.S. Eliot and Vivienne

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://www.hotreview.org/articles/comeburning.htm   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Dona Rosita or the language of flowers

Synopsis:
A new translation/adaptation of Garcia Lorca's "poem of 1900 Granada": a whimsical elegy to lost love and fleeting time, and a heart-rending critique of a faded world.

Notes:
author: Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
Caffeine Theatre, Chicago, Il     2005

Organisations:
Caffeine Theatre

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  9            Other:  Two choral roles additional are optional

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En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas/In the Time Of the Butterflies

Synopsis:
In the Time of the Butterflies is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva y Maria Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. the sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael LeoNIDAs Trujillo. the "butterflies," their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960. Based on Julia alvarez's popular novel of the same name. Performances are in Spanish, with English translation available.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Repertorio Espanol
138 E. 27th Street, New York, NY 10016     21 Feb 2011

Organisations:
Repertorio Espanol

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Finding Life

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Fugitive Pieces

Synopsis:
A play with original songs that charts the violent journey of two vagrants, as they make their way through the rural and industrial wastelands of the United States. An accumulation of simultaneous glimpses as these troubled souls grasp for the coordinates of what was once a sensible world.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, Tx, United States)     2000

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
85-95 min Drama with songs

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females (4-9 actors possible: 2-7 males, exactly 2 females)

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Genuine Bonafide Article

Synopsis:
A family tries to keep together in the time of war.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gleaning/Rebusca

Gleaning/Rebusca
Through the relationship between two Cuban-American women, this seriocomic play explores the bonds of friendship and the forces at work on women who live on the cusp between old world values and new world freedom.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles     1991

Organisations:
Beyond Baroque

1st Published:
in Shattering the Myth: Plays by Hispanic Women, Arte Publico Pr; 1 edition (January 1992)   978-1558850415

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic short play

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Good Fast, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
An earlier version of this text was presented at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in November 2002, and at New Dramatists in New York City in February 2003

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://www.hotreview.org/articles/goodfast.htm   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
monologue

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Guapa

Guapa
Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas town that everyone longs to escape. She's never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly's family, everyone's life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly?

Notes:
received a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

1st Produced:
Borderlands Theater, Tucson, Arizona (Usa)     04 Oct 2012

Organisations:
Miracle Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and Borderlands Theater co-production.

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, 21 oct 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hide Sky

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Roundtable Reading At The Lark Play Development Center In New York City     01 May 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Hour of All Things, The

Synopsis:
A play in portraits that confronts the soul of America. A story of love, country and bad shopping.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Tudor City Salon/Missing Bolt Prouductions, NYC     09 Oct 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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House of Bernarda Alba

Synopsis:
When widowed Bernarda Alba locks her daughters for eight yers of mourning, she slams the door in the face of their hopes and passions. With their freedom denied, suspicions, and jealousies mount until the women's volatile emotions threaten Bernarda's control over her household. This is a new translation of Garcia Lorca's modern classic.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
Pearl Theatre, New York City     2005

Organisations:
Pearl Theatre

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  12            Other:  -

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House of the Spirits, The / La Casa de los Espiritus

Synopsis:
Isabel Allende's landmark first novel the House of the Spirits (published in 1982) comes to the stage in a stirring premiere adaptation by acclaimed US Latina Dramatist and lyricist Caridad Svich. Focusing on three generation of women, this new play intersects in an imaginative, musical, poetic manner with the structure, themes and central characters of Allende's dynamic contemporary classic. Charting the rise and fall of a family in an un-named Latin America country (reminiscent of Chile), the piece spans the 1920s through the 1970s, as the country moves through enormous sociopolitical changes that culminate in a devastating dictatorship. the play is told from the sensorial point of view of the youngest of the generation of women, Alba, who is held as the play opens, in a torture room by the government. the swirling memories, frightening and amusing, lyrical and fantastic, illuminate the stage as Alba records her family's history and ultimately finds the strength to recover her own story.

Notes:
Drama [based on the novel by Isabel Allende]. This piece was commissioned by Repertorio Espanol, And is Available in both Spanish-language And English-language versions by Caridad Svich.

1st Produced:
Repertorio Espanol
138 E. 27th Street, New York, NY 10016     2009

Organisations:
Repertorio Espanol/Spanish Repertory

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Huddersfield

Synopsis:
A bleakly comic Drama about a generation of Serbian men caught between the fall of Communism and the rise of a new Europe. A long night's drunken journey of the soul as old friends find out what unites them and what has exiled them forever from an image of the past.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Uglijesa Sajinac

1st Produced:
Tuta Theatre, Chicago, Il     2006

Organisations:
TUTA Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Genre:
Comic Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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In the Time of the Butterflies

Synopsis:
Based on Julia alvarez's popular novel, "In the Time of the Butterflies," is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. the sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael LeoNIDAs Trujillo. the 'butterflies', their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Repertorio Espanol
138 E. 27th Street, New York, NY 10016     11 Feb 2011

Organisations:
Spanish Repertory Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Instructions for Breathing

Synopsis:
Hit the party. Impress the boss. Steal a kiss. Get home late. . . In a world of hurry, what's the cost of playing? Jon and Sara return home one night to find that their child, Sonya, has mysteriously vanished through a casual act of neglect. Her disappearance turns her parents - and the community - upside down with regrets, judgments, and gossip; but also galvanizes them to take responsibility for their own fate in today's global and frenetic society. This lyrical, dreamlike Drama exposes tragedy in the modern world - personal, private and public - in a fiercely witty look at love, lies and the language we use to disguise our hearts.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton, Nj     2009

Organisations:
Passage Theatre

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  1 Voiceover role (child)

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Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart
This hallucinatory Drama hurls one of the most compelling sagas in Greek tragedy into a sexy, sleek netherworld of sex, drugs and trance music. Iphigenia here becomes the daughter of a political celebrity who embraces sensuous excess with a Ziggy Stardust-Trent reznor-style rock star named Achilles in a desperate attempt to flee her inevitable fate.

Notes:
the play may Also be cast with six Actors, if one of the lead male roles (Achilles) is not double-cast.

1st Produced:
7 Stages, Atlanta     2004

Organisations:
7 stages

1st Published:
theatreForum Issue No 25, 2004
Broadway Play Publishing   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
rave fable

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jarman (all this maddening beauty)

Jarman (all this maddening beauty)
inspired by life and work of queer icon Derek Jarman

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Atlas Performing Arts Center In Washington D.C     17 Apr 2014

Organisations:
force / collision ensemble

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Music:
-

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Genre:
bio piece

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kill To Eat

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-

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-

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monologue

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Labyrinth Of Desire, The

Synopsis:
When Florela's fiance decides to leave her and compete with other suitors for the hand of the rich and beautiful Laura, Florela goes undercover to keep her man. Filled with clever deceptions and disguises, this who's who comedy of romantic intrigue explores the delightful and essential mystery of love's ambiguities. This stylish and contemporary adaptation proves that long before Sex and the City, intuition and infatuation have challenged the boundaries and fluidity of human desire.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Lope de Vega. Freely Adapted And translated from La Prueba de los ingenios

1st Produced:
Miracle Theatre In Portland, Oregon     2008

Organisations:
Miracle Theatre

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
Comedy

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Little Betrayal Among Friends, A

Synopsis:
Approximately three hundred and seventy years before Sex and the City, there was Maria Zayas de Sotomayor's La traicion en la amistad. It offers a rare theatrical glimpse into the life of upper-class women in the 17th century. Love's treason  its blessed and cursed treachery on our inviolate hearts  is the focus of this play. the machinations and inconsistencies of love and its pursuit along with love's enchanting traicion destabilizes the vision that we carry of ourselves and instead offers us the un-fixed possibilities of who we can be. A little betrayal among friends, is Caridad Svich's loving new rendering based on Zayas' intentions.

Notes:
freely adapted from Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor's comedy La Traicion en la amistad (approx. 1628-1632)

1st Produced:
Airmid Theatre, New York     27 Jul 2011

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-

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-   -

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-

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Drama

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Little Story, A

Synopsis:
A young woman is lost. Another woman looks for her. A country keeps going. A taut, poetic Drama about love, loss, loyalty and what happens when someone who is stripped of everything finds the strength to change the world.

Notes:
Developed at the 2012 NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop. one of 25 full-length plays that have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Source Festival. Three full-length plays will be selected from the 25 finalists and will be produced at the Source Festival from June 7-30.

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Lost Postcards

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
monologues for a new world map

1st Produced:
-    

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-

1st Published:
http://www.hotreview.org/articles/lostpostcards.htm   -

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-

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monologues

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Synopsis:
Love in the Time of Cholera is a daring four-actor tour-de-force that will bring this famous story to life for the first time ever onstage. This lyrical, imagistic play focuses on an extraordinary love story between a poetically-inclined man named Florentino Ariza and a sensual, practical, yet somewhat elusive woman named Fermina Daza. Florentino swears to win back Fermina no matter the obstacles and consequences, making him both the antagonist and protagonist of this beloved tale. Spanning fifty years in an unnamed Caribbean seaport city at a time when cholera spread throughout the region, the story plays out in a series of short scenic episodes filled with poetry, song, movement and heightened moments of theatricality highlighting Marquez's trademark magical realism. Performances are in Spanish with English translation available.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Repertorio Espanol
138 E. 27th Street, New York, NY 10016     12 Oct 2012

Organisations:
Repertorio Espanol

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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love of don perlimplin for belisa in the garden

Synopsis:
A new translation of Garcia Lorca's whimsical, melancholic comedy about love, desire, disguise, and transformation.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
University Of California-San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance, La Jolla, Ca     1988

Organisations:
University of California-San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lulu Ascending

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Reading At 440 Studios, NY     2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://www.midwayjournal.com/Sept08_Drama.html   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  with doubling

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Luna Park

Synopsis:
In the dog days of summer, seven twentysomethings spend a semi-enchanted day in a grand park by the sea, where old music and new love collide. It is a perfect day until public tragedy affects them all. A comic Drama about friendship, love, loss, and bombs.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
International High School Of The French-American International School, San Francisco, Ca     2005

Organisations:
International High School of the French-American International School (Lycee Francais)

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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110 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  4 males, 3 females (6-7 actors possible: 3-4 males, exactly 3 females)

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Magnificent Waste

Magnificent Waste
Lizzie B makes shock art. Arden buys beautiful things. A young man wants to be famous. In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion and celebrity, three friends make a pact that will change their lives. Caridad Svich's MAGNIFICENT WASTE explores America's appetite for excess and presents an unsettling portrait of its own undoing; a glittering but brutal exploration of modern society's superficiality and the objectification of the human body.

Notes:
finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Drama.

1st Produced:
Mead Theatre Lab, Flashpoint Arts Center, Washington D.C.     09 Apr 2011

Organisations:
Factory 449: a Theatre collective

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, Mar 2011
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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Genre:
dark comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  Various VO roles (prerecorded)

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Monster in the Garden, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
adapted/trans from Calderon de la Barca, part of the National Theatre Conference's Women Playwrights Initiative under Rick Kemp's direction

1st Produced:
Theater-By-The-Grove, Indiana University Of Pennsylvania In Indiana, Pa     20 Feb 2014

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-

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-   -

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-

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Nightwood

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-

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-

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-    

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-

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
short play

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Nobody's Children

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Reading Lark Play Development Center In New York City     03 Mar 2014

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-

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-   -

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-

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Orphan Sea, The

Orphan Sea, The
an intimately operatic reflection on Penelope and Odysseus

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
University of Missouri at clumbia: Rhynsburger Theatre     Fall 2014

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-

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-

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Genre:
play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  choruses

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Patriot Song, A

Synopsis:
A couple on vacation struggles to get away from it all in a mysterious paradise of hustlers and spirit guides; wanderers and runaways. But can they escape the legacy of the damage already done, or will they be lured to the sandy beach covered in bones and the ocean that spits blood.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Mccall, Idaho     2009

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-

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama (reading)

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Perdita Gracia

Perdita Gracia
-

Notes:
inspired by Shakespeare's the Winter's Tale

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-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Lizard Run Press/NoPassport, 10 Jun 2011   978-0578036717

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-

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Drama

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Prodigal Kiss

Prodigal Kiss
A play with original songs that traces a young Cuban woman's journey from the perilous Florida straits to various hidden corners of America. Both hallucination and dream, this play casts a lens on migration, longing and the often darkly humorous encounters of an exile on the road, caught between desire and faith.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Mark Taper Forum Theatre New Work Festival, Los Angeles, Ca     1998

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus in Best New Plays by New Playwrights 1999   -

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-

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Genre:
play with songs

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Public, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
-     2006

Organisations:
Cutting Ball Theater

1st Published:
in Lorca: Six Major Plays, NoPassport Press, CA   978-0578002217

Music:
-

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Translation

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Relish My Tears

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-

Notes:
-

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-    

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-

1st Published:
http://elevenelevenjournal.com/issue%2010%20finished%20pages/Drama/Caridad_Svich.html   -

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-

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Return to the Upright Position

Synopsis:
online text collaboration in response to 9/11

Notes:
Written by Greg Romero, Cusi Cram; Mitchell Gossett; Julie Hebet; Llysa Holland; Julie Jensen; Jennifer Maisel; Julia Pearlstein; Brad Rothbart; Caridad Svich; Ann E Taylor; Elizabeth Wong; Michael Wright; Allison Eve Zell

1st Produced:
Perishable Theatre Textplosion Series, Providence, Ri     2002

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-

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-   -

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-

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text performance

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Rift

Rift
RIFT is an epic story about human sex trafficking and globalisation, about lives torn by war and its aftermath, by abuse and damage, profit and trade, and the intimate search for beauty and grace. Gender, border, and culturally crossed, RIFT explores the fate of the human animal in a dislocated world and asks the question: how can a body that is torn find a way to heal itself and transform, and thus resist the tyranny of power? A violent, erotic, dream-like fable. [This play was commissioned by Mark Wing-Davey, Chair and the NYU's Graduate Acting Program.]

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Shubert Theatre,Tisch School Of The Arts, NY, NY     02 Dec 2009

Organisations:
New York University

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, Oct 2010   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Salt

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Dramatists, NY, USA >>>     09 Sep 2013

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-

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-   -

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-

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Scar

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-

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-

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-    

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short play

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Self-Made (a border crossing)

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-

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-

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-    

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-

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-   -

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-

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short play

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Severed Moon

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Translated from Alberto Castillo's Severed Moon

1st Produced:
Lark Play Development Center, NY     15 Dec 2014

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-

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-   -

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-

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translation

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She

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Reading With The Artists Playground Theatre At The Players, NY     06 May 2013

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-

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-   -

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-

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Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Lorca: Six Major Plays, NoPassport Press, CA   978-0578002217

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-

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Translation

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Short Time After, A

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Something Simple, Plain-Spoken

Something Simple, Plain-Spoken
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NoPassport Press   -

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road movie for the stage

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Spark

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Spark centers on a family of sisters in North Carolina, one of whom is a returning veteran from a recent war.

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1st Produced:
play reading,Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014     11 Nov 2012

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Stations of Desire: Saints, Sinners & In-Between

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The Rat Conference     1999

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text performance

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Steal Back Light from the Virtual

Steal Back Light from the Virtual
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Crowded Fire Theatre

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in BLASTED HEAVENS: Five Contemporary Plays Inspired by the Greeks, EyeCorner Press (September 4, 2012)   978-8792633187

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Thrush

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A stark Drama with songs about war, displacement, and its aftermath. Set in an unnamed country, this play presents a love story of violence, sorrow and forgiveness in a ravaged landscape.

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1st Produced:
Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Austin, Texas     2006

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Salvage Vanguard Theatre

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Salvage Vanguard Press, 2006   -

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play with songs

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Tip Of The Iceberg, The

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Translation Of Bea Carmina's The Tip Of The Iceberg

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Torch

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Torn Limb

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a torso-monologue for private viewing from a human opera

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http://www.hotreview.org/articles/tornlimb.htm   -

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monologue

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Transient Animations

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formerly titled Begging the Eclipse

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Tropic of X, The

Tropic of X, The
In a collapsing island in the Americas, two street kids pledge their love to each other against insurmountable odds. As the island's political regime changes and liberties are constrained, the street kids find themselves thrust into an epic battle to sustain their dignities. A hip-hop influenced poetic Drama about post-post colonial sex tourism, trade and censorship.

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1st Produced:
Artheater Cologne, Germany     2007

Organisations:
ArTheater-Cologne co-produced by Immigrants Theater Company, New York

1st Published:
NoPassport Press, Feb 2013   978-1300702627

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Play/Drama

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Turn the Dark Up, Bow Down, This is a Hymn

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At the end of a party, a woman and two men offer themselves up for destruction. Who is left standing in this magical world is up to a can of Red Bull and the shared memory of a midnight kiss.

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1st Produced:
Here Arts Center American Living Room Festival, New York City     2001

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HERE Arts Center

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Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs)

Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs)
Shakespeare's Ophelia rises up out of the water dreaming of sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy, and nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new path for herself.

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This piece was first presented At Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City in 2004 with music by Carida Svich, Michael Ray Escamilla, And Michael Gladis, And received its professional premiere by Woodshed Collective, New York City in 2008. It is Also published by Kendall-Hunt in the Anthology Performing the Here And Now, And in A single edition by NoPassport Press.

1st Produced:
Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City     2004

Organisations:
Woodshed Collective, New York City

1st Published:
Call: Review Issue No. 2, 2004
in Lorca: Six Major Plays, NoPassport Press, CA   978-0578002217

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Poetic Drama with music full length in one act 90 min

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Upon the Fragile Shore

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Reading New Dramatists. NYC, NY 10036     16 Oct 2014

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Wake, The

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part of NoPassport's Gun Control Theatre Action

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Eading At Theater Simple In Seattle, Wa     02 May 2013

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Wariswar

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an online text-performance collaboration in response to the Iraq War

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conceived and edited by Caridad Svich; text by Alexander Barreto, Chris Danowski, Lyssa Holland, Jennifer Maisel, Glen Skip-Newell, Greg Romero, Caridad Svich, Ann Taylor, Timothy Verret and Michael Wright.

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Theaters Against War, NY Www.Thawaction.Org     01 Aug 2005

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Way Of Water, The

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Synopsis: the Way of Water is a play that pits the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico next to the lives of those affected by it. Its a story about four people making do as best they can, living their lives, and trying to stay afloat in the land of many compromised dreams, as the devastation of a health and environmental crisis scandal in the US Gulf is played out on a human scale. Its a play about poverty in America, rumors and truth, what is said and what gets written, and the quest for an honorable life. Background: An explosion on April 20, 2010, aboard the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig working on a well for the oil company BP one mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, led to the largest accidental oil spill disaster in history. Residents who live along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, all the way from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, to well into western Florida, continue to suffer acute symptoms attributed to ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals being released from BPs crude oil and the toxic Corexit dispersants used to sink it. Thousands of deaths along the Gulf Coast region have been linked to this toxic damage. This devastation is being deemed by many in the health and science field as the equivalent of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

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This play was developed in a 2011 Winter Writers Retreat, 2012 Roundtable Reading, and 2012 Studio Retreat, all at the Lark Play Development Center, New York City.

1st Produced:
(Workshop Production) Frank Theatre In Minneapolis     14 Sep 2012

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http://www.stagereads.com, July 2012   -

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two act play

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Wreckage

Wreckage
Two boys emerge from the sea and become engulfed in a world of savage longing. In this landscape of blurred roles, a mother may be a lover, a boy may be a girl, and power and sex are one. Riffing freely on the story of Medea, Wreckage weaves together moments of disconcerting beauty and pain as the boys search for a home amidst a culture of brutality.

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originally was written while in residence At the Inge Center for the Arts in Kansas, And developed At New Dramatists in New York City in A reading under the direction of Annie Dorsen, And in A PlayTime Studio Retreat workshop directed by Stefan Novinski; subsequently developed At the Hartt School New Play Festival in Connecticut And At Highwire theatre Testing the Line Reading Series in New York City. This play is inspired in part by Jeff Buckley's cover version of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway."

1st Produced:
Crowded Fire Theatre At The Boxcar Playhouse, San Francisco     2009

Organisations:
Crowded Fire Theatre

1st Published:
in BLASTED HEAVENS: Five Contemporary Plays Inspired by the Greeks, EyeCorner Press (September 4, 2012)   978-8792633187

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Poetic Drama

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Year Of Light, A

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Reading At Gala Hispanic Theatre In Washington, D.C.     07 Aug 2014

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Yerma

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

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in Lorca: Six Major Plays, NoPassport Press, CA   978-0578002217

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Translation

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