Caridad Svich

Playwright: Henry VIII

Caridad Svich portrait

Caridad Svich is a playwright, screenwriter, translator, lyricist, editor and educator. Among her awards are an Obie for Lifetime Achievement and the Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Their key works include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike, The House Of The Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel), and Theatre: A Love Story. She has authored and/or edited several books on theatre and performance, of which the most recent is Toward A Future Theatre (Methuen Drama). She is an Editor at Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge, UK), and Drama Editor at Asymptote Literary Translation Journal. As a translator she is chiefly known for her translations of the plays of Federico Garcia Lorca. Their theatre works, in English and Spanish, have been seen across the US and abroad. Her first feature film (as screenwriter) Fugitive Dreams, based on her play, premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, and her second feature film (as screenwriter) Abilene is in post-production.