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Caridad Svich is a playwright, translator, lyricist, screenwriter, editor, and educator. Her works have been seen at venues across the US and abroad. Key works: 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls.., Red Bike and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Recipient of many honors, among them are The Dramatists Guild Flora Roberts Award, Obie for Lifetime Achievement, American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, two NNPN Rolling World Premieres, two National Latine Playwriting Awards and a Harvard/Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Screenwriter of the film Fugitive Dreams, based on her play, now streaming on Apple Tv and Amazon Prime, starring April Matthis, Robbie Tann, Scott Shepard, O-Lan Jones and David Patrick Kelly. They are Artistic Director of New Play Development at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City, Editor at Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge, UK), Drama Editor at Asympote literary translation journal, and Associate Editor at Elements in Performance (Cambridge University Press). Newest book: Toward a Future Theatre (Methuen Drama).

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Emma Horwitz is a writer from New York City. Recent productions include: Two Sisters Find a Box of Lesbian Erotica in the Woods, co-created with Bailey Williams, dir. by Tara Elliot, Exponential Festival, January 2024. Mary Gets Hers, dir. by Josiah Davis, the Playwrights Realm at MCC, October 2023 (New York Times Critics’ Pick). Her work in theater has been supported by The Playwrights Realm (2024 Page One Fellow; 2022 Writing Fellow), Clubbed Thumb (2023 Early Career Writers Group), New Georges (2023 Audrey Resident w/ Bailey Williams; Affiliated Artist), Williamstown Theater Festival (2020 Playwright-in-Residence), The Brick, Mercury Store, and others. Work in fiction and comics can be found online at Joyland Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. She has held residencies with Erik Ehn's Stillwright, the Collaborative Arts Mobility Project (CAMP), Arts Letters & Numbers, and will be the Playwright-in-Residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts during the Spring of 2024. Emma has taught playwriting at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Mount Holyoke College, and Hunter College. BA: Bard College. MFA: Brown University. For more:

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