FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eva Tessler 9/13/12
BORDERLANDS THEATER TO PRESENT THE ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE OF THE PLAY “GUAPA” BY OBIE AWARD WINNER CARIDAD SVICH. OCTOBER 4-21,2012 AT ZUZI’S THEATER, 738 N. 5TH AVENUE.
(Winner of the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association
Francesca Primus Prize for her adaptation of
House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende)
A National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere
with Miracle Theater, Phoenix Theater and Borderlands Theater.
Guapa, a natural born athlete who dreams of playing women’s soccer, is stuck in a dusty Texas town with her family. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from el barrio, how can she convince the non-believers to spread their wings and fly? This story kicks its way across the stage with magical dreams,
trauma, graffiti, birds in flight and indigenous voices.
Directed by Barclay Goldsmith
Featuring: Marisa Acosta, Adrian Gomez , Annabelle Nunez, Mario Tineo, and Gabriela Urias
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information
October 4 • 7:30 pm Preview: HALF PRICE TICKETS!
$12 General & Senior, $6 Student
October 5 • 7:30 pm OPENING NIGHT CELEBRACIÓN!
With postres, plus meet/greet the performers and playwright
$24 General & Senior, $12 Student
October 6 • 7:30 pm DATE NIGHT! (2 for 1 tickets)
October 11 • 7:30 pm ARTIST ACCOLADE (2 for 1 tickets – Bring us your resume,
headshot, painting, manuscripts, etc., and receive “2 for 1” tickets!)
Discounts not available on line. Discounts taken off lesser priced tickets.
$19.75 General, $17.75 Senior, $10.75 Student
October 12, 13,18, 19 & 20 • 7:30 pm REGULAR PERFORMANCES
$19.75 General, $17.75 Senior, $12 Student
October 7, 14 & 21 • 2:00 pm MATINEE PERFORMANCES
$19.75 General, $17.75 Senior, $12 Student
RESERVATIONS & TICKET OUTLET
Borderlands Theater Box Office: (520) 882-7406
40 W. Broadway 85701 (front on Broadway, back off Jackson St)
order on line: www.Borderlandstheater.org
COMMUNITY PARTNER: The Loft Cinema
SPONSORS: The Continued Life Fund of the NNPN and the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award, National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission the Arts, Tucson Pima Arts Council.
Caridad Svich is a US Latina playwright, translator, songwriter, lyricist and editor. She was awarded the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. She has also been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama three times, including in the year 2010 for her play Instructions for Breathing. Other awards include the National Latino Playwriting Award, Whitfield Cook Award for New Writing, HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting, Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, and the Rosenthal New Play Prize. Her theatre pieces and songs, written in English and Spanish, have been presented across the US and abroad at diverse venues including Denver Center Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Main Street Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Women’s Project, Repertorio Espanol, INTAR, 59East59, Victory Gardens, McCarren Park Pool, 7 Stages, Salvage Vanguard Theatre/ TX, Teatro Mori Parque Arauco (Santiago, Chile), ARTheater (Cologne), Teatro Mexico (Quito, Ecuador), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK.
2011 premieres: her play In the Time of the Butterflies (based on the novel by Julia Alvarez), in her Spanish-language version, at Repertorio Espanol in New York City under Jose Zayas’ direction, her dark comedy Magnificent Waste at Factory 449 in Washington D.C under John Moletress’ direction, and her light romantic comedy, freely adapted and translated from a play by Spanish Golden Age playwright Maria Zayas de Sotomayor, A Little Betrayal Among Friends at Airmid Theatre’s outdoor Summer Theatre Festival in Long Island under Tricia McDermott’s direction.
Among her key works: 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs), Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man’s Blues, Any Place But Here, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable), Fugitive Pieces, and the multimedia collaboration The Booth Variations. She has been profiled in American Theatre magazine. Her work as playwright and translator has been developed by many arts organizations including the Royal Court, Traverse Theatre, Center Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum Theatre, and Seattle Rep. A collection of seven of her plays is forthcoming in 2012 from UK publisher Seagull Books.
She has translated nearly all of Federico Garcia Lorca’s plays and also fourteen of his poems, and theatrical works by Julio Cortazar, Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Antonio Buero Vallejo and contemporary plays from Mexico, Cuba and Catalonia, and Serbia. She is on the advisory board of the US-Mexico Word Exchange at the Lark Play Development Center. Her plays and translations are published by TCG, Routledge, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Arte Publico Press and more. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance & press, associate editor of Routledge/UK’s Contemporary Theatre Review, contributing editor of TheatreForum, and Drama Editor for Asymptote international translation magazine. She has edited several books on theatre and performance including Trans-Global Readings and Theatre in Crisis? (both for Manchester University Press) and Divine Fire (BackStage Books).
She’s been a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow at Harvard University, NEA/TCG Playwright in Residence at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, TCG/PEW Playwright in Residence at INTAR. She is a member of PEN American Center, The Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights Center, She is associate artist of LoNyLa, an affiliated artist with the Lark Play Development Center and New Georges, and a contributing artist of Woodshed Collective. She is an entry in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino History. She trained for four years with playwright Maria Irene Fornes, and also holds an MFA in Theatre-Playwriting from UCSD, and a BFA from UNC-Charlotte. Website: www.caridadsvich.com
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