Traveling Master Caridad Svich Comes to Virginia
Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters program to feature playwright Caridad Svich
At Mary Baldwin University on February 18 & the University of Virginia on February 19
Caridad Svich (12 Ophelias, Magnificent Waste) leads a post-show Q&A of Blood Wedding at Mary Baldwin University (301 Deming Drive, Bottom Floor, Deming Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA) on February 18 at 9:30 PM as part of the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters program.
Post-show Q&A of Blood Wedding
Saturday, February 18th at 9:30 PM
Fletcher Collins Theatre
301 Deming Drive, Bottom Floor, Deming Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA
The post-show Q&A with Caridad Svich is free to the public. No RSVP required.
Caridad Svich will also lead workshops with students at Mary Baldwin University on February 18 & University of Virginia on February 19 as part of the Traveling Masters program.
The Traveling Masters program is a national outreach program that brings prominent writers into communities across the country to lead master classes, workshops, talkbacks and other public events. Caridad joins over 30 other writers who have participated in the program nationwide. Traveling Masters have included Jason Robert Brown, Paula Vogel, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Philip Kan Gotanda, Annie Baker, Daniel Beaty, Lisa Kron, Andrew Lippa, among others.
Videos from DGF’s Traveling Masters program with Paula Vogel (https://youtu.be/pElvzplm2H0) and DGF President Andrew Lippa (https://youtu.be/Hdav-julzZc).
About Blood Wedding
By Frederico Garcia Lorca, Translated by Caridad Svich, and Directed by Doreen Bechtol. Based on a true story of a young woman who abandons her husband on their wedding day, Lorca’s 20th-century classic captures the elemental forces of buried passions, betrayal, and revenge. Blood Wedding lyrically portrays young lovers who ultimately resist a life prescribed by family, community, and culture.
In performances February 15-19. Tickets available at www.marybaldwin.edu/arts/theatre/.
Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based Isabel Allende’s novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company) twice, including in the year 2013 for her play Spark. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste.
Key works in her repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart, and JARMAN (all this maddening beauty). She has also adapted for the stage novels by Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez and Jose Leon Sanchez, and reconfigured works from Wedekind, Euripides, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. In 2017, Corazon Eterno premieres at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Rep Theatre of St. Louis, and De Troya premieres at Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas, Texas.
Her works are published by TCG, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Intellect UK, Broadway Play Publishing and more. She has edited several books on theatre including Audience Revolution: Dispatches from the Field (TCG, 2016) She is currently editing a book on playwriting for Methuen UK.
She is associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review for Routledge, UK. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists. She holds an MFA in Theatre-Playwriting from UCSD. She teaches creative writing and playwriting at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts. She has taught playwriting at Bard, Barnard, Bennington, Denison, Ohio State, ScriptWorks, and Yale School of Drama. Website: http://www.caridadsvich.com