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Caridad Svich: Outlaw Plays By Caridad Svich
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OUTLAW PLAYS by US playwright Caridad Svich focus on characters living outside boundaries imagined and real. The two plays in this volume- KILL TO EAT (a patriot song) and PENSACOLA - are driven by a... More > punk energy in their use of language and the staging of action. Poetic, raw and strange, they traffic and play with genre tropes from pulp fiction, “noir” cinema, and steam-punk literature and are influenced by murder ballads and electric blues.< 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
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
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
Something Simple, Plain-Spoken By Caridad Svich
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A seriocomic road movie for the stage by US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich about friendship, family, loss and the desire to be free.
Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues By Caridad Svich
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Award-winning play with songs by Caridad Svich that examines grief, loss and the power of love. A young woman loses her husband in a recent war. A community rallies round to save her.
The Breath of Theatre By Caridad Svich
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This volume collects ten years of conversations and critical reflections by OBIE-winning playwright and arts journalist Caridad Svich. Leading artists profiled in this book include Tim Crouch, Ariel... More > Dorfman, Marguerite Feitlowitz, Philip Kan Gotanda, Kirsten Greenidge, Charles Mee, Jr., Jose Rivera, Andrei Serban,and Heather Woodbury. A vital volume on the art-making process and its power for transformation.< 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
The Archaeology of Dreams and other plays By Caridad Svich
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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DREAMS AND OTHER PLAYS collects four of playwright Caridad Svich's epic "fantasias" for the theatre. In addition to the title play, the volume includes THE SPELL OF EDEN,... More > which speculates on the creative relationship among Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel; RELISH MY TEARS, a dark ballad play; and CALCULATING GENESIS, which imagines a poetic memoryscape for mathematicians Paul Erdos, G.H. Hardy, Stanislaw Ulam and John Nash.< Less