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‘The Way of Water’ Finds Its Way in April

Caridad SvichLast 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


in the month of April 2012.

If your local theatre and/or college wishes to stage a reading, contact

Official web page at

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.

Perusal copies: To request a script of The Way of Water contact author at
or agent Elaine Devlin at


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