Where Do Plays Come From? with Caridad Svich

The Brick presents
Where Do Plays Come From?
with Caridad Svich
July 27 630-830pm EDT via Zoom
sliding scale $10-25

A playwriting intensive looking at the cartography of dreams. Where do plays come from? Why do they occur? And how to make plays at a time of climate emergency? A process-driven session that will involve guided prompts, in-class writing, and dialogue about theatre’s presence in the world.

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work has been seen in print, live and virtual stages at diverse venues across the US and abroad. Key plays in her repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Theatrical; transmedia world premieres in 2021-22: The Book of Magdalene at Main Street Theater, Houston, Theatre: a love story at Know Theatre, Cincinnati, The House on the Lagoon, based on Rosario Ferre’s novel, at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C. Eva Luna, based on Isabel Allende’s novel, at Repertorio Espanol in NYC, Ushuaia Blue at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and Bernarda Alba, the opera, at Cleveland Opera Theater. Among her recognitions are an American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and National Latino Playwriting Award (which she has received twice). She has edited and/or authored several books on theatre, most recently Toward a Future Theatre published by Methuen Drama. Her second feature film Abilene (as screenwriter) is currently in post-production.

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