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Celebrating the members of the League of Professional Theatre Women

Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich, member of the League of Professional Theatre WomenPlaywright, Translator, Songwriter, Editor
South Gate, California USA

Where do you look for inspiration?
Politics, poetry, music, film, literature and human experience

What’s your favorite book / movie / line from a play / pop culture guilty pleasure / cocktail?
Too many favorites but among them in random order are the films – Terence Malick’s Days of Heaven, Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine, Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull, Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging, Jane Campion’s Bright Star, and Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon.

What play or production changed your life?
Bruce Springsteen in concert with the E Street Band.

Is there anything you still dream of doing?
Recording a CD of music, writing a novel, making a film, setting up a writers institute

I feel most like myself when I ….

am walking through a park in the beauty of spring

What is your best escape?
London.

What’s the one thing nobody knows about you?
I love Hello Kitty.

Caridad Svich is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press, Drama Editor of Asymptote literary journal, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge/UK) and contributing editor of TheatreForum. She is recipient of the 2011 ATCA Primus Prize, and the 2009 Lee Reynolds Award from LPTW. Visit her at http//www.caridadsvich.com

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