Caridad Svich and NoPassport have been invited to present her poetry cycle for performance Sanctuary (American Psalm) as part of the 2016 Kogod Cradle Series at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. from January 28-31, 2016.

Sanctuary (American Psalm) is an epic poem for the stage by OBIE winner Caridad Svich that explores how we are born, how we live, and how we come to terms with and find spaces of sanctuary in our lives, whether you are a migrant, ghost, worker, child, elder or the voice of the earth itself. Call it the cry of the 1%, call it a shout-lullaby, Sanctuary is offered as a healing balm for performance during these troubled times.

The work-in-progress presentation of the piece will feature the collaboration of performer Blair Baker, and director John Moletress of force/collision.

The Kogod Cradle Series is new works in progress initiative through esteemed theatre company Arena Stage. They provide performances space, limited technical support and press relations. All other costs must be covered by the artists including: housing, travel, food, payment for actors and crew, etc. 

Between now and end of December 2015, we need to raise $2500 to cover essential costs and bring the project to fruition. 

We kindly ask that you consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to help make this iteration of SANCTUARY possible. As thanks for your donation, your name will be listed in the program and on the website page for the project and in all future incarnations of this project's development.

Tax-deductible donations are accepted at 

Caridad Svich and NoPassport

NoPassport was founded by playwright Caridad Svich in 2003. It is an unincorporated, artist-driven, grass-roots theatre alliance & press devoted to cross-cultural, Pan-American performance, theory, action, advocacy, and publication.

NoPassport exists a virtual and live forum for the exchange of work and dreams, a network between theatres and the academy, and a mobile band of playwrights, directors, actors, producers and musicians. The mentoring of younger artists is also a key component of NOPE's (as we playfully call ourselves) mission.