De Troya: a Conversation with Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich Artwork by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere, Dallas, TX 75208
Season: 2016-2017

The School of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with Cara Mia Theatre presents a public talk with Obie-award winning playwright Caridad Svich at Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere, Dallas, TX 75208 on April 22nd. A notable figure in contemporary playwriting and adaptation, Svich will discuss her approach to writing plays, creating with a nomadic lens, and perceptions of bilingualism and biculturalism. Her work in the theatre covers a wide terrain bringing many cultures and practices to each project. Cara Mia Theatre will produce the world premiere of Caridad’s new play De Troya, with performances beginning on April 29th. This production is directed by UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities alum, David Lozano. De Troya is a mash-up of a ghost story, a mythic urban fable and a cracked fairy tale for a contemporary world. Bio: Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company) twice, including in the year 2013 for her play Spark. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. Her works in English and Spanish have been seen at venues across the US and abroad. Recent premieres include The Hour of All Things, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, In the Time of the Butterflies, JARMAN (all this maddening beauty), and Upon the Fragile Shore. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, Drama Editor of Asymptote literary journal, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge,UK), contributing editor of TheatreForum, and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press (
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