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Free Event: Gun Control Theatre Action at Fremont Centre Theatre


Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 3:14 PM

An evening of short plays being produced to be part of the national reflection upon and discussion of gun control issues will be presented for one night only at Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave. (at El Centro), South Pasadena, CA 91030 on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted. There is abundant free parking behind the theatre. Estimated running time is 75 minutes. Information: (626) 441-5977. For more about Fremont Theatre visit

Steve Apostolina, who co-wrote the recent “The Snow Queen” at Fremont Centre Theatre, directs a cast for Gun Control Theatre Action 2013 that includes Kimberly Y. Bailey, Eileen Galindo, Bridget Hoffman, McKerrin Kelly, Tony Maggio, Jemal McNeil and Dale Sandlin.

Gun Control Theatre Action 2013 features works written by Elaine Avila, Alex Broun, Cecilia Copeland, Amina Henry, Yvette Heyliger, Zac Kline, Neil LaBute, Lynn Manning, Oliver Mayer, Chiori Miyagawa, Winter Miller, Ian Rowlands, August Schulenburg, Caridad Svich, and Chris Weikel.


New from NoPassport: THE BREATH OF THEATRE

New March-April 2013 from NoPassport Press:

Conversations & Reflections, 2003-2013.
by Caridad Svich

This volume collects ten years of conversations and critical reflections by OBIE-winning playwright and arts journalist Caridad Svich. Leading artists profiled in this book include Tim Crouch, Ariel Dorfman, Marguerite Feitlowitz, Philip Kan Gotanda, Charles Mee, Jr., Jose Rivera, Andrei Serban,and Heather Woodbury. A vital volume on the art-making process and its power for transformation.

ISBN: 978-1-300-88963-2
Suggested Retail: $25.00
6 X 9 paperback.
435 pages. 

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WAR PLAYS by Christine Evans

New March 2013 title from NoPassport Press:
WAR PLAYS by Christine Evans
collects for the first time three of this US-based, UK-Australian playwright's remarkable plays about war and aftermath: Trojan Barbie, Mothergun and Slow Falling Bird. With an introduction by esteemed filmmaker Peter Davis, this collection is a terrific introduction to Evans' astute theatrical voice.
ISBN: 978-1-300-83167-9
paperback (soft) 6X9
Suggested retail: $15.00

Invitation: Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich and their Collaborators

 Elaine Avila


New from NoPassport Press
Released February 22nd: National Day of Service for Gun Control
ed. by Caridad Svich and Zac Kline
brings together new work in support of gun control from playwrights Neil LaBute, Elaine Avila, Kyle Bostian, Neil Blackadder, Alex Broun, Gab Cody, Tameka Cage Conley, Cecilia Copeland, Yvette Heyliger, Amina Henry, Zac Kline, Jennifer Maisel, Lynn Manning, Oliver Mayer, Chiori Miyagawa, Matthew Paul Olmos, Ian Rowlands, Tammy Ryan, August Schulenberg, Saviana Stanescu, Caridad Svich, Chris Weikel, Winter Miller, Gary Winter, and Laura Zam.
The volume features an essay by Tammy Ryan and a reflection and interview by DW Gregory.
Selected works in this volume were presented in collaboration with NoPassport, Theater J and force/collision in Washington D.C. on January 26, 2013, and with Pittsburgh PACT to coincide with the March on Washington for Gun Control led by Molly Smith and Suzanne Blue Star Boy. These dynamic works for theatre are a rousing call to action.
A % of the sales of this volume will go toward Amnesty International's Arms Control and Human Rights Campaign: No Arms for Atrocities.
ISBN: 978-1-300-76771-8
print on demand paperback 6 X 9 (ebook forthcoming)
.78 lbs.
US Retail: $15.00.
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2013 Limited Edition Publication from Santa Catalina Editions/NoPassport:
by Caridad Svich
Four plays by OBIE-award-winning dramatist Caridad Svich that center on stories of the US' working poor. A tough-minded, lyrical quartet of dramas set in small towns in Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and the Florida Panhandle - this collection paints a stark, tender portrait of citizens looking for some kind of healing on this here earth. The plays in this limited edition volume are GUAPA, THE WAY OF WATER, SPARK and HIDE SKY. With an introduction by Zac Kline, and essays by Henry Godinez, Heather Helinsky and Caridad Svich.
paperback, print on demand: $18.00
6 X 9
Direct purchase link:
Santa Catalina Editions/NoPassport