Theatre Project and Bump In the Road Theatre present a reading of Spark, a new play by Caridad Svich about a family of sisters who live in North Carolina, one of whom is a returning veteran from a recent war. It is about what happens when soldiers come home, when women of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, and the strength, ultimately, of family. A contemporary US story of faith, love, war, trauma, and a bit of healing.
The presentation is part of the national script reading scheme which has been developed to honor US war veterans, shed light on the plight of female veterans in particular, and to raise increased awareness for their stories by NoPassport theatre alliance & press.
Caridad Svich is a US Latina playwright, translator, lyricist and editor. She received the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, and 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 been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. She was recently profiled in The Huffington Post and American Theatre magazine. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance & press, associate editor of Routledge/UK's Contemporary Theatre Review, Drama Editor of literary journal Asymptote and contributing editor of TheatreForum. She holds an MFA in Theatre-Playwriting from UCSD.
Bump In the Road Theatre was founded in March, 2002 in Portland, Oregon after the successful production of The Time Between, an original play about grief and healing developed through a community-inspired process. Dedicated to exploring difficult and/or under-discussed issues through theatre, BUMP has developed and produced work focused on many themes including aging, caregiving, domestic violence, and forgiveness. Now based in Baltimore, BUMP continues its work on a project-by-project basis under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Carmela Lanza-Weil.
Tickets are free. Donations will be gratefully accepted following the performance.
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|Monday Nov 12||7:00 pm|