Svich, Caridad

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  • Caridad Svich
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  • Email: csvich@english.rutgers.edu
  • CV: Svichlongbio2018updated.pdf
  • Bio: Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and a 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education), and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits, based on Isabel Allende's novel. She has written over 100 plays and translations, and her work has been staged across the US and abroad. She sustains parallel career as theatrical translator, where is she is known chiefly for her translations of the plays of Federico Garcia Lorca. She has also edited several books on theatre and performance published by Bloomsbury Drama, Theatre Communications Group, Intellect Books UK, Seagull Books UK, Manchester University Press, Smith & Kraus and more. She has taught Introduction to Creative Writing and Playwriting at Rutgers for nine years. She is currently at work on a seven-play cycle entitled American Psalm, a music-dance-theatre piece entitled Mi Cuba, a modern translation of Shakespeare's King Henry VIII, and her first film, Fugitive Dreams.  She is associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review for Routledge UK, and contributing editor of TheatreForum, and drama editor of Asymptote literary translation journal.