Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich


Playwright Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel.

She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. Her play The Way of Water, set in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, received fifty readings around the world and was the subject of four NPR interviews and articles in the Huffington Post, American Theatre, HowlRound, and Platform London.

She has edited several books on theatre including Out of Silence: Censorship in Theatre and Performance (Eyecorner Press). She is founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press, and associate editor of Routledge/UK’s Contemporary Theatre Review.

Contributions to Humans & Nature:
  • Memory of Trees
    A response to “How is nature critical to a 21st century urban ethic?”

Noteworthy Links:
    Visit Caridad Svich’s website to learn more about her work and find upcoming performances.
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