Caridad Svich / Playwright
Caridad Svich (Playwright) received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work as a playwright, translator, lyricist and essayist has been seen in print and on live and digital stages at venues across the US and abroad. Her plays include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Theatrical premieres in 2021 include The Book of Magdalene and Theatre: a love story. As a screenwriter, her first feature film Fugitive Dreams, based on her play, has been seen at the Fantasia, Austin, Tallinn Black Nights, Manchester, UK and Maryland Film Festivals. Among her recognitions are an American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and National Latino Playwriting Award, which she has received twice. She is founder of NoPassport theater alliance and press and is an editor at Contemporary Theatre Review. She has edited several books on theater and most recently authored a book about Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Routledge). She was awarded the 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her second film as a screenwriter is currently in post-production.