Supporting creative work by women
Last spring, Works by Women conducted a two-part interview with innovative theatermaker Caridad Svich as her adaptation of In The Time of the Butterflies, the gorgeous book from Julia Alvarez about the Mirabal sisters, premiered in New York. Now Caridad has a new, wide-reaching project on tap for April, and she’s looking for some collaborators. I’ve included the information about THE WAY OF WATER below.
Thirty-plus arts venues across the US and abroad in collaboration with NoPassport theatre alliance
will mark the two-year anniversary of Deepwater Horizon, the BP oil spill, and its effects on human health & environment with free readings of
Caridad Svich’s new play
THE WAY OF WATER
in the month of April 2012.
If your local theatre and/or college wishes to stage a reading, contact NoPassportpress@aol.com
Official web page at http://nopassport.org/wayofthewater
THE WAY OF WATER
a new play by Caridad Svich
The Way of Water is a play that pits the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico next to the lives of those directly affected by it. It’s a story about four people making do as best they can, living their lives, and trying to stay afloat in the land of many compromised dreams, as the devastation of a health and environmental crisis in the US Gulf is played out on a human scale. It’s a play about poverty in America, rumors and truth, what is said and what gets written, and the quest for an honorable life.
The Way of Water was developed at the 2011 Winter Writers Retreat at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City.
Full-length. Four characters (two men, two women, all in their 30s). Simple set. Running time: 2 hours.
Caridad Svich is a US playwright and recipient of the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. http://www.caridadsvich.com
Perusal copies: To request a script of The Way of Water contact author at firstname.lastname@example.org
or agent Elaine Devlin at email@example.com