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NOPE Press: Special preview edition of RED FROGS

NoPassport Press presents
a special preview edition of
Ruth Margraff
RED FROGS AND OTHER PLAYS by Ruth Margraff collects three astonishing, thrilling plays: the title play, THE ELEKTRA FUGUES and STADIUM DEVILDARE. Margraff is one of the US' most daring playwright-poets and this collection defies expectations and leaves readers and audiences breathless with wonder.
Preview Edition Only available right now print on demand for $15 at
official edition of this book will be released early 2012.
NoPassport Press
Dreaming the Americas

NoPassport invites you to a public reading of GUAPA

a new play by Caridad Svich. 
Directed by Jose Zayas
In a small Texas town, caught in the long history of class struggle & racism, live Roly, a single mother, and her makeshift family. Taken in by the family is a young woman named simply Guapa (Beautiful), who dreams of playing women's soccer. This is a story about a working class community trying to make ends meet with magical dreams of sports, graffiti, birds in flight, indigenous history, trauma, recovery, and the viable possibilities of a better life.

Cast: Audrey Esparza, Maggie Bofill, Flor De Liz Perez, Bernardo Cubria and Rey Lucas.
Dramaturg: Heather Helinsky.

MONDAY DECEMBER 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM
at Gramercy Arts Theatre, 
Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th Street (at Lexington Avenue), NYC.

Rsvp to, Admission is free.

Facebook invite at

For more info GUAPA check out interview with the author at:

New from NoPassport Press: Kia Corthron's A COOL DIP...

by Kia Corthron
Preface by Michael John Garces
Interview by Kara Lee Corthron
A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK AND OTHER PLAYS collects three fascinating, political plays (the title play and LIGHT RAISE THE ROOF and TAP THE LEOPARD) by accomplished US playwright Kia Corthron. The book also includes a personal essay on the author's travels in Liberia and her commentary on its political landscape as well as a preface by Michael John Garces, artistic director of Cornerstone Theatre in Los Angeles, and an interview by playwright Kara Lee Corthron. 
ISBN: 978-0-578-09749-7
Paperback 517pp
US retail: $25.00
Purchase now print on demand at
Also available as an ebook.
NoPassport Press
Dreaming the Americas Series
Series Editors: Jorge Huerta, Mead K.Hunter, Randy Gener, Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Stephen Squibb and Caridad Svich (founding editor)

No Passport Book Launch Party at New Dramatists

Carson Kreitzer and NoPassport Press invite you
to A NoPassport Press Book Launch Party & Salon

to celebrate the publication of Carson Kreitzer's SELF DEFENSE and other plays
Chiori Miyagawa's upcoming collection America Dreaming and other plays
and the ongoing work of No Passport Press

moderated by Randy Gener

featuring Susana Cook, Kia Corthron, Migdalia Cruz, Christine Evans, Linda Faigo-Hall, Catherine Filloux, David Greenspan, Carson Kreitzer, Mathew Maguire, Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu, and Caridad Svich.

on November 3, 2011 at New Dramatists
424 West 44th Street, NYC
from 4 PM-6:30 PM
RSVP to 212-757-6960

This is a Pen & Swill event at New Dramatists.

NOPE Press: David Greenspan book


New from NoPassport Press!



by David Greenspan


Four exuberant plays and a monologue by Obie-award winning playwright/performer-director David Greenspan collected together for the first time: JACK, 2 SAMUEL 11, Etc., ONLY BEAUTY, OLD COMEDY, and A PLAYWRIGHT'S MONOLOGUE. With a preface by critic Helen Shaw and an introduction by playwright-performer Taylor Mac. A witty, provocative collection that celebrates Greenspan's groundbreaking work for American theatre.


ISBN: 978-0-578-08448-0

Print on demand: $20.00

Download: $10.00

NOPE Press: Envisioning the Americas


New from NoPassport Press Dreaming the Americas Series:
Envisioning the Americas: Latina/o Theatre & Performance
gathers five plays by five of the US' most daring Latina/o dramatists: Migdalia Cruz, John Jesurun, Oliver Mayer, Alejandro Morales, and Anne Garcia-Romero. With a preface by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and multiple award-winning playwright José Rivera, edited with an introduction by Caridad Svich. A sensual, provocative collection destined to stir things up theatrically in American theatre.
Preface by Jose Rivera
Introduced and edited by Caridad Svich
Cigarettes and Moby-Dick by Migdalia Cruz
Liz One by John Jesurun
Dias y Flores by Oliver Mayer
Marea by Alejandro Morales
and Land of Benjamin Franklin by Anne García-Romero
ISBN: 978-0-578-08274-5
US List price: $25.00
Download: $15.00
Currently available print on demand at:

Welcome to the NoPassport blog

The NoPassport Blog

This is the open-source blog for No Passport announcements, or any public statement that a No Passport participant would like to make outside of the No Passport list.

NoPassport was originally founded in 2002 by Caridad Svich as a virtual and real-live word-song band. Its initial mission was dedicated to discovering new ways of listening to and writing language for performance, crossing artistic disciplines and making music. It performed in various discreet configurations (with initial members Sheila Callaghan, Jorge Corti~nas, Erik Ehn, Christine Evans, Hayley Finn, Michael Gladis, Lisa D'Amour, Sarah Ruhl and Gary Winter) at venues in New York, Providence and Minneapolis, and some of the texts created by the first configuration are archived at

NoPassport is still a collective devoted to investigating news ways of making text and performance. However, it has now expanded its vision to devote itself to the fostering of the hemispheric spirit in US theatre with an emphasis on US Latina/o & Latin American writing.

NoPassport is a virtual and live forum for the exchange of ideas and dreams, a 'place' to strategize opportunities for our work, a group of artists and artist advocates, a jam session, a live network between theatres and the academy, and a mobile band of playwrights, directors, actors, producers and musicians. We are a pan-american theatre coalition devoted to change in the way we do things, the way things have been done, and dreaming big solid active dreams about where we can go.

UPDATED:  list of members may be found here.