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 NoPassportPress@aol.com, Admission is free.
Facebook invite at http://www.facebook.com/event.
For more info GUAPA check out interview with the author at: http://msteketee.wordpress.
A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK AND OTHER PLAYS
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.
US retail: $25.00
Purchase now print on demand at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-cool-dip-in-the-barren-saharan-crick-and-other-plays/18672016
Also available as an ebook.
Dreaming the Americas Series www.nopassport.org
Series Editors: Jorge Huerta, Mead K.Hunter, Randy Gener, Otis Ramsey-Zoe, Stephen Squibb and Caridad Svich (founding editor)
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.
“NoPassport: Dreaming the Americas”
by Caridad Svich
La Voz Latina
Contemporary Plays and Performance Pieces by Latinas
edited by Elizabeth C. Ramirez and Catherine Casiano
University of Illinois Press, 2011.
2012 NoPassport Theatre Conference will be April 14 and 15, 2012 at ASU-Tempe.
More details soon. Save the dates.
New from NoPassport Press!
FOUR PLAYS AND A MONOLOGUE
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.
Print on demand: $20.00
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 www.hotreview.org.
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.