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Way of the Water Reading Scheme Guidelines:


Reading Scheme Credits:   

All readings must list presentation information as follows:


__________________(Name of hosting organization, department, etc.)

in collaboration with NoPassport theatre alliance and press present


The Way of Water

A new play by Caridad Svich

Note: No admission must be charged for the readings. Readings must be script in hand.

Script: Script of The Way of Water by Caridad Svich will be sent via email to each venue in pdf format. No changes may be made in the script as written unless authorized by the author.


Publicity - Ads/Graphic Image: NoPassport will provide each venue reading the play publically with the same graphic image, should they wish to use for publicity. The graphic image will be submitted via email as a jpeg to each venue by 1st March 2012, if not earlier.


Local newspaper, radio, internet, etc. publicity and preview articles are allowed for these free readings. Community engagement and coverage of this local/international scheme is encouraged.

Caution: Under no means may the readings be reviewed by local theatre critics, bloggers, etc.

The play, since it has not received world premiere yet, is not subject to formal review.


Performance Rights:   Author royalties for all script-in-hand readings of The Way of Water are waived for the month of April 2012 only.

For future presentations and performance rights, please contact Elaine Devlin Literary Inc/ c/o Plus Media, 20 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10010, email:


Special thanks:

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.The Institute, under the direction of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs comprises more than 30 research centers and some 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students. Working across many disciplines, we study and create solutions for problems in public health, poverty, energy, ecosystems, climate, natural hazards and urbanization. Website:

Waterkeeper Alliance is an environmental organization founded in 1999, responding to a growing movement of organizations with the name Riverkeeper, Baykeeper, Soundkeeper, and other related "keeper" names, of which there are over 150 around the globe. Waterkeeper Alliance, which is based out of New York, NY unites all Waterkeeper organizations, coordinating and covering issues affecting 197 Waterkeepers that work to protect rivers, lakes, bays, sounds, and other water bodies around the world. It's the fastest growing grassroots environmental movement in the world, spanning six continents. Waterkeeper Alliance has several member organization working on the front line of cleanup and recovery efforts following the April 2010 BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Waterkeepers on scene along the Gulf Coast include Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Emerald Coastkeeper in Florida; Mobile Baykeeper in Alabama; Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Louisiana Bayoukeeper and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper in Louisiana; and Galveston Baykeeper in Texas. These Gulf Waterkeepers have engaged volunteers, marine biologists, environmental advocates, and members of affected local communities in their cleanup and recovery efforts. Waterkeeper Alliance created the Save Our Gulf campaign and to coordinate Waterkeeper efforts along the Gulf Coast. Robert F. Kennedy. Jr. serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance's Board of Directors. Karl Koplan and Joe Payne (Casco Baykeeper) serve respectively as Board Chair and Vice Chair. The organization's Executive Director is Marc Yaggi. Website:

Individual thanks to Tony Adams, Justin Bloom, Emily Feinberg, Catherine Gropper, Andrew Horwitz, Lisa Phillips, JT Rogers, Maria Sotero, Josh Tickell, Professor Eugene Turner, Naomi Wallace, Charlotte Wells (Galveston Baykeeper).

Thanks to participating Theatres and Universities in the NoPassport theatre alliance THE WAY OF WATER international reading scheme: Alameda Theatre, Toronto, American Stage Theatre Company, St. Petersburg, Atomic Age theater and Emerson college, Boston, EAST LA REP, Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, English Theatre, Berlin, Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute, Waterford, ion theatre company, San Diego, Halcyon Theatre, Chicago, Lark Play Development Centre, New York City, Main Street Theatre, Houston, Cia Matilde Theatre, Brasil, Metro Nashville Parks Theatre, Missouri Playwrights Workshop, Columbia, Occupy Ashland, Oregon, Opera del Espacio, Los Angeles, Pat the Dog Playwrights Centre, Ontario, Rosemary Branch Theatre, London, UK, Scriptworks in collaboration with Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe, Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque and Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, Ball State University, Barnard College, Bowling Green State University, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University's TeatroTaller and Theatre Incognita, Florida International University-Miami, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Macalester College, Minneapolis, Ohio State University, Ramapo College, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, University of California-Davis EDGE Festival, University of Connecticut Dept. of Dramatic Arts, University of Pretoria, South Africa, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Richmond, University of Scranton, University of South Florida, Tampa, University of Tasmania, Australia, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Vassar College, Wheaton College