Parity Plays continues with new Caridad Svich play

Posted by MB - November 23, 2015

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Please join us for the next play in our “PARITY PLAYS: 50% (or More!) Women in Casting” reading series, 40 Ounces of Sand, by Caridad Svich. The reading will be in the Bruce Mitchell Room in ART/NY (520 8th avenue, 3rd floor) on MONDAY, November 30th at 7:30pm. As always, the reading is FREE and open to the public.

40 OUNCES OF SAND

a new play by Caridad Svich

directed by Aimee Todoroff

 

Monday, November 30th

7:30pm

 

ART/NY Bruce Mitchell Room

520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor

 

FREE!

Featuring Carrie Heitman, Ana Grosse, Imran Sheikh, Yeauxlanda Kay, Adam La Faci and Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Love. Guilt. Globalization. A diplomat is murdered abroad. His circle of friends back home are left behind. A story of what we will sometimes do in the name of and for progress. “40 Ounces of Sand” is an intimate poetic drama about ethics and citizenship.

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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Caridad Svich is a playwright-lyricist-translator and editor of Cuban-Spanish-Argentine-Croatian descent. She was profiled in the July/August 2009 issue of American Theatre magazine. She’s received, among others, the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, 2011 ATCA Primus Prize, and the National Latino Playwriting Award twice in her career, the 2009 Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, a Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Bunting fellowship, TCG/Pew National Theatre Artist Grant at INTAR Theatre, NEA/TCG Playwriting Residency at Mark Taper Forum, has been short-listed four times for the PEN USA-West Award in Drama and is featured in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino Literature. For more info about Caridad’s work click Caridad Svich

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Aimee Todoroff is a freelance director and producer working primarily in New York City. Her work has been seen at Primary Stages, The Living Theatre, HERE Arts Center, The Westside Theater, Guild Hall, The Metropolitan Playhouse and at various site-specific locations around New York City. She has directed the premieres of works by Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, and Chris Harcum, including American Gun Show, a 5-star reviewed show in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a workshop of a new play by Halley Feiffer, A Funny Thing Happened… Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers of New York City, opening at MCC in Spring 2016. As Artistic Director of the independent theatre company Elephant Run District, Aimee conceived and developed the popular Brecht in the Park Series, bringing free, outdoor performances of Brecht’s lesser knows plays to an underserved community. She also created ERD’s Stampede Labs, a curated evening of independent work that mixes the heritage of off-off broadway with the artists making today’s most exciting work. An enthusiastic collaborator, Aimee has helped develop many plays, including Turing Test by Dom DeGaetano, The Girls of Ward 3 by Tom Slot, Mighty Good Company by Tim Nolan and How to Bury a Saint by Janice Maffei. Aimee received her MFA in Directing from Southampton Arts, studying with Marsha Norman, Nick Mangano and Rinde Eckert, and has taken master classes with Karen Kohlhaas, Joanna Merlin, Neil LaBute and Kim Wield. Aimee was the Assistant Director under the director John Rando and the playwright David Ives for Classic Stage Company’s production of The Heir Apparent. Currently Aimee is producing the immersive, site-specific theatre piece Broken Bone Bathtub with artist Siobhan O’Loughlin, and will direct Preston Lane’s adaptation of Hedda Gabler in early 2016. Please visit aimeetodoroff.orgor elephantrundistrict.org.

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