ScriptWorks is playwright development and service organization that was founded to:

  • Create a home for dramatic writers that stimulates imagination
  • Develop new dramatic works to their fullest potential and feed them into the local and national markets
  • Produce and encourage the production of new work that lends dignity to the playwright’s vision
  • Network and enhance the visibility of the diverse community of playwrights in the Central Texas area
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The Monday night sessions for this workshop filled up quickly so we’ve added a second section on Tuesday nights. 

A Dramatis Personae Online Workshop with Caridad Svich                            
Tuesdays, June 4 – July 2, 2024; 6:30-9 PM CDT Online
Cost: $250 General/$200 ScriptWorks Members
Register HERE

Back by popular demand, Obie Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, of Salvage Vanguard Theatre’s Fugitive PiecesThrush, and Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable), guides you through a group and individual writing process to write a fast first draft of a new play in five weeks.
Open yourself to diving into character work and structuring new writing, reading different models, and applying them to thinking about live performance using methodology geared toward creative visualization, dreaming, and re-mapping dramaturgical strategies for the stage.

This workshop has garnered more positive feedback than any we’ve offered.  Enrollment is limited, so claim your spot today. (Payment plan available –  Contact us!)


Caridad Svich is a 2024 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. Her plays and translations have been produced across the US and abroad. Of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian descent, her work centers on environmental and human rights, examines the poetics and politics of resistance, and often radically reconfigures the classics. Key pieces include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike, and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Among her honors: Flora Roberts Award (The Dramatists Guild), Obie for Lifetime Achievement, Ellen Stewart Career Achievement Award (ATHE), American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and a Harvard/Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. She has authored/edited several books including Toward a Future Theatre (Methuen Drama), Audience Revolution (TCG), and Federico Garcia Lorca: Impossible Theatre (Smith & Kraus). She is also published by TRW Plays, Broadway Play Publishing, Intellect Books, and more.  As a screenwriter, the feature film Fugitive Dreams is streaming on Apple Tv and Amazon Prime. They are founder of NoPassport theatre alliance & press, Co-Artistic Director at the Lucille Lortel Theater, Drama Editor at Asymptote literary journal, and an editor at Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge, UK). She teaches at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NYU School of Professional Studies and Tisch, the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages Theatre, and through her own private studio. website: https://caridadsvich.com

May 14th, 2024|Categories: anouncement, events for members, events for the public, workshops|


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