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Thrush (a play with songs) By Caridad Svich
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THRUSH by award-winning Latina playwright Caridad Svich explores the world of the displaced and their constant push for survival. Scenes from war and after. Songs for broken times. A love story and... More > vaudeville of the far and near country.< Less
Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs) By Caridad Svich
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In Caridad Svich's play with songs TWELVE OPHELIAS, Shakespeare’s Ophelia rises up out of the water dreaming of Pop-Tarts and other sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan... More > 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.< Less
12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs) By Caridad Svich
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Shakespeare's Ophelia rises out of the water and cuts a new path for herself in a rough neo-Appalachian song-filled landscape in this new play by acclaimed US playwright Caridad Svich. This edition... More > features a preface by Todd London and an interview with the author.< Less
Lorca: Six Major Plays By Caridad Svich
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LORCA: SIX MAJOR PLAYS gathers Federico García Lorca's most well-known plays in English-language translations by US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich. This new collected edition (previously... More > available only as single set volumes) includes preface by scholars James Leverett and Amy Rogoway. A welcome addition to the translation repertoire of Federico García Lorca's works.< Less
Prodigal Kiss and Perdita Gracia: Two Plays by Caridad Svich By Caridad Svich
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Two 'horizon' plays by US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich: PRODIGAL KISS and PERDITA GRACIA, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca's Poet in New York and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, respectively.... More > Dynamic, lyrical dramas for a new audience.< Less
The Tropic of X By Caridad Svich
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Against the ceaseless watch of a dirty sea, two lovers named Mori and Maura try to survive against all odds. A poetic, hip-hop inspired drama of epic love, immigration, sexual tourism, and... More > globalisation by Caridad Svich, one of the US' most daring Latina dramatists. This volume features an introduction by eminent critic Marvin Carlson and an afterword by Latina Studies scholar Tamara Underiner. This play originally premiered in Cologne, Germany in 2007.< Less
Rift By Caridad Svich
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RIFT is an epic yet intimate play by acclaimed US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich which tells the story of lives torn by war and its aftermath, by abuse and damage, human sex trafficking and... More > globalization, and the spiritual 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 originally commissioned by NYU's Graduate Acting Program and created through the Joint-Stock method.< Less
Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable) By Caridad Svich
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This play by US Latina playwright Caridad Svich was finalist for the 2005 PEN Award in Drama. This new edition features an introduction by Amy Littlefield. A rave fable inspired by Euripides... More > Iphigenia at Aulis, this play with music and video spins Iphigenia into dangerous orbit through an un-named Latin American country as she journeys through a meta-hell where she finds her body embraced and destroyed by a rock star named Achilles, and discovers she cannot escape a destiny set forth by myths ancient and modern.< Less
Magnificent Waste By Caridad Svich
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MAGNIFICENT WASTE is a darkly savage comedy of modern manners by acclaimed US Latina playwright Caridad Svich. In this play: Lizzie B makes shock art. Arden buys beautiful things. A young man wants... More > to be famous. In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion and celebrity, three friends make a pact that will change their lives. The play 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.< Less
Wreckage By Caridad Svich
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Two boys emerge from the sea and become engulfed in a world of savage longing and desire. Drawing on the Greek myth of Medea, this sharply crafted play examines the role of displaced persons... More > searching for home amidst a culture of brutality. The stylized, poetic language of US Latina playwright Caridad Svich’s theatrical landscape carves out each moment with a disconcerting precision. This new edition of the play includes an introduction by dramaturg Dan Smith and coincides with the Chicago 2011 premiere of the play at Caffeine Theatre.< Less

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