Caridad Svich

Photo credit: Jody Christopherson

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award twice, including in 2013 for her play Spark. Svich has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in 2012 for her Magnificent Waste.

Her works in English and Spanish have been seen at venues across the U.S. and abroad, among them San Diego Repertory Theatre, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, 59E59, The Women’s Project, Repertorio Espanol, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Teatro Mori (Chile), Artheater-Cologne (Germany), Ilkhom Theater (Uzbekistan), SummerWorks festival in Toronto, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Recent premieres include agua de luna (psalms for the rouge) at Matrix Theatre in Detroit, Hide Sky at Bas Bleu Theatre in Colorado, and The Breath of Stars at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Her adaptation of Jose Leon Sanchez’s Island of Lost Souls/La Isla de los Hombres Solos premieres at the Teatro Espressivo in Costa Rica in September 2016.