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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
Caridad Svich: Plays of Love & Enchantment By Caridad Svich
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The six plays in this collection by OBIE-award-winning playwright Caridad Svich are a series of meditations on love, time, virtuality, and transience in the modern world. They focus mainly on young... More > characters drifting through their lives, and in and out of relationships. These theatre pieces are written as little spells of love. They bristle with both poison and enchantment, as they send their characters into orbit. What they ask, in sometimes ardently pure text, is for a new kind of theatre language to be born- out of and through aspects of love.< Less
The Way of Water By Caridad Svich
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THE WAY OF WATER is a play by Caridad Svich 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. It's a story about four... More > 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. It’s a play about poverty in America, rumors and truth, what is said and what gets written, and the quest for an honorable life. This edition of the play coincides with Welsh Fargo Stage Company's presentation of the play as part of its 2013 On the Edge Ian Rowlands season in Wales, UK.< 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
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
The Tropic of X By Caridad Svich
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THE TROPIC OF X is a play by 2012 OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich. This five-character play tells the defiant love story of Mori and Maura, two street kids hustling and trying to survive... More > in a broken city somewhere in the polyglot Americas. This new edition, which marks the 2013 North American premiere of the play, includes an introduction by scholar Marvin Carlson, a director's statement by Nathan A. Cooper and an essay by scholar Tamara Underiner.< Less
AMERICAN QUARTET By Caridad Svich
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Four plays by OBIE-award-winning dramatist Caridad Svich that center on stories of the US' working poor. A tough-minded, lyrical quartet of dramas set in small towns in Texas, Louisiana, North... More > Carolina and the Florida Panhandle - this collection paints a stark, tender portrait of citizens looking for some kind of healing on this here earth. The plays in this limited edition volume are GUAPA, THE WAY OF WATER, SPARK and HIDE SKY. With an introduction by Zac Kline, and essays by Henry Godinez, Heather Helinsky and Caridad Svich.< 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
Return to the Upright Position By Caridad Svich
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RETURN TO THE UPRIGHT POSITION is an online performance text collaboration conceived and edited by playwright Caridad Svich and written during the six months after 11 September 2001. The Text for... More > five or more actors is written by Cusi Cram, Mitchell Gossett, Julie Hebert, Llysa Holland, Julie Jensen, Jennifer Maisel, Julia Pearlstein, Brad Rothbart, Gregory Romero, Caridad Svich, Ann E. Taylor, Elizabeth Wong, Michael Wright and Allison Eve Zell.< Less