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Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich is a playwright-lyricist-translator-editor and founder of theater alliance NoPassport. Her play Instructions for Breathing premieres this spring at Passage Theater in NJ under Daniella Topol's direction.

Windows Onto the World: New Works in Translation

Lars Noren’s War receives its US premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre this month and a veritable stone’s throw away Peter Handke’s classic Offending the Audience plays the Flea under Jim Simpson’s direction.

In Conversation

Getting Blasted: Sarah Benson with Caridad Svich

It’s been thirteen years since Sarah Kane’s Blasted premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in a 1995 production directed by James Macdonald. Since that time and the explosion of the ‘in-yer-face’ (as defined by critic Aleks Sierz) theater movement, British writing has taken a turn in the fallout of the Blair years toward work that is more contained and less classically-based or driven.

Poland in Perspective: A Festival of Plays in New York

From October 22nd to November 30th, 59E59 Theaters will be ablaze with an exciting festival of Polish works never before seen in the U.S.

In Memory: Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was an inspiration—if not a model—for many theater artists working today. What follows is just a small sample of the ways Pinter's work has influenced us all.

In Conversation

Trusting in Theatre with JON FOSSE

Jon Fosse is Norway’s pre-eminent playwright. Regularly seen across Europe, his theatrical writing is considered to be some of the finest to be found on the Western stage.

Against Reproduction: Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree

The man looks at the audience. The man stares. The man talks to the audience with the house lights up. In an hour’s time with this man, you will be changed, and think about theater quite differently than ever before.

In Dialogue

Resisting Forgetting with Chiori Miyagawa

Chiori Miyagawa’s delicate and precisely imagined work for theatre is haunted by time’s passing and the remains of historical and cultural memory that her fragmented, contemporary characters are left to sift through in order to become whole.

In Conversation

Building a New House of the Spirits: Jose Zayas and Beatriz Córdoba

A new play with songs is being rehearsed in New York City in a rehearsal hall much like any other. What is different is that the play is in Spanish even though its author has previously worked only in English-language venues.


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