Caridad Svich

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Caridad Svich
Born (1963-07-30) July 30, 1963 (age 53)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Education University of North Carolina at Charlotte (BFA)
University of California, San Diego (MFA)
Occupation Playwright
Awards 2012 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement

Caridad Svich (born July 30, 1963) is an award-winning playwright, songwriter/lyricist, translator, and editor who was born in the United States of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian parents.

Biography[edit]

A member of the New York's New Dramatists, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, San Diego. She has written over forty full-length plays and fifteen translations as well as other short works. Svich has been a guest artist at the Traverse Theater in Edinburgh and the Royal Court Theater and has taught playwriting workshops at Paine's Plough Theater in London and the US-Cuba Writer's Conference in Havana. She has been a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont.[1]

As a translator, her chief work is the English-language translation of plays and poems by Federico García Lorca published in Federico García Lorca: Impossible Theater and Lorca: Major Plays (in two volumes). Other translations and adaptations include works by Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Antonio Buero Vallejo, and contemporary dramatists Veronica Musalem, Abilio Estevez, and Silvia Pelaez.[1]

Awards[edit]

Her awards and fellowships include an NEA/TCG Playwriting Residency at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, a TCG/PEW National Theatre Artist Residency at INTAR, the Rosenthal New Play Prize at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the 2007 Whitfield Cook Prize for New Writing at New Dramatists, and the 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award. She has also been a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, Jonathan R. Reynolds Playwright in Residence at Denison University, and Thurber House Fellow at Ohio State University. Svich is the founder of the performance collective NoPassport, an international theater alliance and press.[1]

Works or publications[edit]

  • Alchemy of Desire Dead-man's Blues. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772595. 
  • Any Place but Here. New York: Theatre Communications Group. 1993. OCLC 28186496. 
  • Delgado, Maria M.; Svich, Caridad (1999). Conducting a Life : Reflections on the Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus. OCLC 42592806. 
  • Svich, Caridad (2005). Divine Fire : Eight Contemporary Plays Inspired by the Greeks. New York: Back Stage Books. OCLC 61724907. 
  • García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936; Svich, Caridad (2000). Federico García Lorca : Impossible Theater : Five Plays and Thirteen Poems. Hanover, N.H.: Smith and Kraus. OCLC 44391687. 
  • Fugitive Pieces. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 318240754. 
  • Gleaning/Rebusca. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772604. 
  • Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart : a Rave Fable. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772607. 
  • Luna Park. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2005. OCLC 268790129. 
  • Marrero, María Teresa; Svich, Caridad (2000). Out of the Fringe : Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance. New York: Theatre Communications Group. OCLC 42397219. 
  • Perdita Gracia. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772609. 
  • Prodigal Kiss. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772610. 
  • Slow Fast Walking on the Red Eye. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772611. 
  • Something Simple, Plain-spoken. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772614. 
  • Steal Back Light from the Virtual. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772615. 
  • Svich, Caridad; Delgado, Maria M. (2002). Theatre in Crisis? : Performance Manifestos for a New Century. Manchester, UK: Palgrave. OCLC 50102041. 
  • Svich, Caridad (2003). Trans-global Readings : Crossing Theatrical Boundaries. Manchester, UK: Palgrave. OCLC 53389407. 
  • Transmission 0500 to the Blue Peninsula. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772616. 
  • Turn the Dark Up, Bow Down, This Is a Hymn. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772617. 
  • Twelve Ophelias. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. 2004. OCLC 180772618. 

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Finding aid author: Patricia Barriga (August 2013). "Guide to the Caridad Svich Papers". Prepared for the University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL. Retrieved 9 April 2014. This article incorporates text from this source, which has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 and GNU Free Documentation license.
  2. ^ "Caridad Svich". Biography in Context. Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale. 2004. (Subscription required (help)). 

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