Workshop: 2014 MASTER CLASS WORKSHOP-with Caridad Svich, Alameda Theatre Company

Alameda Theatre Company is pleased to host our Master Class Series as part of the De Colores Festival of New Works. Giving emerging and established theatre artists the opportunity to engage with the craft of playwriting, it is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of North America’s top theatre practitioners.

Dates, Registration and Location:

  • Date: September 21st & 22nd, 2014, 10-5pm
  • Cost for the 2 day workshop is: $275 plus HST
  • For registration or more information please email us: hola@alamedatheatre.com; patricia@alamedatheatre.com or Call us: 416-652-5442
  • Accepted forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard,Personal Cheques(needed to phone)
  • Location:Tarragon Theatre-30 Bridgman Av.,Toronto, Ontario


About This Workshop
This year we are very pleased to present a Playwriting Master Class with Caridad Svich, alumna playwright of New Dramatists, Drama Editor of Asymptote literary journal, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge,UK), contributing editor of Theatre Forum, and founder of NoPassort theatre alliance and press. During the two-day intensive, writers will play with language, chance, and structure, looking for new ways to engage theatrical life.

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for Guapa, 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 (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. In January 2014 In the Time of the Butterflies (based on the Julia Alvarez novel) will receive its English language premiere at San Diego Repertory Theatre under the direction of Herbert Siguenza and Todd Salovey. A member of the New York’s New Dramatists, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, San Diego. She has written over forty full-length plays and fifteen translations as well as other short works. Svich has been a guest artist at the Traverse Theater in Edinburgh and the Royal Court Theater and has taught playwriting workshops at Paine’s Plough Theater in London and the US-Cuba Writer’s Conference in Havana. She has been a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont.

As a translator, her chief work is the English-language translation of plays and poems by Federico García Lorca published in Federico García Lorca: Impossible Theater and Lorca: Major Plays (in two volumes). Other translations and adaptations include works by Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Antonio Buero Vallejo, and contemporary dramatists Veronica Musalem, Abilio Estevez, and Silvia Pelaez.