Any Place But Here

Two Acts. 2 W (20s-30s), 2 M (20s-30s). Flexible Unit Set.
A savagely comic drama set in a US landscape of economic desolation where two sets of verbally aggressive couples struggle to find meaning in a world where it is increasingly difficult to do so. A surrealistic and often brutal account of the disintegration of relationships.

{videotaped for Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library, 1992}
Traverse Theatre Reflecting Windows on the World, Edinburgh (1998) *workshop dir. Nicholas Bone
Theater for the New City, NY (1995) dir. Maria Irene Fornes
Latino Chicago Theatre, IL (1993) dir. Steve Pickering
INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, NY (world premiere: 1992) dir. George Ferencz
Published by TCG Plays-In-Process (1992), and in revised version by Playscripts Inc. (2003)

“In this particular play, all the choices Caridad makes are so special. The last four scenes are simply magical. The play has the tormented element of emotional violence, but it is also full of tenderness and poetry.”
Maria Irene Fornes in The Village Voice

“Svich has created a little universe with no moral norms at all, and being in it for 80 minutes is exhilarating.” The New York Times

“Svich writes lean and subtly charged scenes in which characters talk past each other. Any Place But Here is an unsettling vision of anger and apathy.” Theater Week