Now Playing January 2016: Sanctuary and Hide Sky preem

Caridad Svich’s Sanctuary is seen at Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle Series in Washington D.C. on January 28-31, 2016 under John Moletress’s direction. Information at:; and Hide Sky is seen at Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins, CO on January 30-February 28, 2016 under Sarah Zwick-Tapley’s direction. Information at:
Also, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (based on the Mario Vargas Llosa novel) continues in open run (in rep) at Repertorio Espanol in New York City through 2016.

Nov 30th reading in NYC of Forty Ounces of Sand

You’re invited to a Project Y reading of

Forty Ounces of Sand
a play by Caridad Svich

Directed by Aimee Todoroff

Forty Ounces of Sand tells the story of what happens when a circle of friends lose a friend in an act of violence.

WHEN: November 30
TIME: 7:15 PM
WHERE: Bruce Mitchell Room at ART/NY (520 8th Avenue)

JARMAN plays UK November 25 and 26, 2015

November 25th in Devon, November 26th in Kent, see JARMAN….

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty)
text by Caridad Svich
performed and directed by John Moletress
produced by force/collision ensemble (US)

A performative gesture inspired by iconic queer artist, filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman. Temporal orientations arise and fall away as one artist traces the origins of
Jarman’s brilliant queerness. Performed by force/collision’s Founding Director John Moletress with a text by OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, Jarman explores spatial relationships between live performance and media. This piece has previously been seen at Homotopia Festival UK, OUT in the Tropics in Miami, OUTsider Fest in Austin, Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. and NY’s Queer Intl Arts Festival. The text will be published in a collection of Svich’s works JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays in the spring 2016 by Intellect Books UK.

November 25, 2015 at Plymouth University’s House space, UK

November 26, 2015 at Gulbenkian House at the University of Kent, UK

For more information about these artists visit:

Caridad Svich at
John Moletress and force/collision at

Sanctuary in works in progress series at Arena Stage

Sanctuary_graphicFour_editedCaridad Svich and NoPassport have been invited to present her poetry cycle for performance Sanctuary as part of the 2016 Kogod Cradle Series at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. from January 28-31, 2016.

Sanctuary is an epic poem for the stage by OBIE winner Caridad Svich that explores how we are born, how we live, and how we come to terms with and find spaces of sanctuary in our lives, whether you are a migrant, ghost, worker, child, elder or the voice of the earth itself. Call it the cry of the 99%, call it a shout-lullaby, Sanctuary is offered as a healing balm for performance during these troubled times.

The work-in-progress presentation of the piece will feature the collaboration of performer\director John Moletress of force/collision and actor Jocelyn Kuritsky.

Press release:

Funding Ask from Caridad Svich & NoPassport:

The Kogod Cradle Series is new works in progress initiative through esteemed theatre company Arena Stage. They provide performances space, limited technical support and press relations. All other costs must be covered by the artists including: housing, travel, food, payment for actors and crew, etc.

Between now and end of December 2015, we need to raise $2000 to cover essential costs and bring the project to fruition.

We kindly ask that you consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to help make this iteration of SANCTUARY possible. As thanks for your donation, your name will be listed in the program and on the website page for the project and in all future incarnations of this project’s development.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted at

Caridad Svich and NoPassport