Caridad SvichDREAMING A PLAY: Fast First Draft with Obie Award-winner Caridad Svich

ONLINE for five weeks starting the week of June 10, 2013 (skipping the week of July 4th)

$125 ScriptWorks members/ $175 General


Nationally recognized playwright Caridad Svich, of Salvage Vanguard Theatre’s FUGITIVE PIECES, THRUSH, 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.

We got extremely positive feedback from this workshop last year, so we’ve asked Caridad to do it again. Enrollment is limited, so claim your spot today!

Caridad Svich is a highly-awarded US Latina playwright, translator, songwriter, lyricist and editor. Svich was awarded an Obie for Lifetime Achievement in 2012, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. Her theatre pieces and songs, written in English and Spanish, have been presented across the US and abroad at diverse venues including Denver Center Theatre, Teatro Mexico (Quito, Ecuador), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK.  She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theater alliance & press, associate editor of Routledge/UK’s Contemporary Theatre Review, contributing editor of TheatreForum, and Drama Editor for Asymptote international translation magazine. Svich is astutely entered in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino History.