2012 OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich’s new play SPARK will honor US war veterans this month with multiple free readings across the United States and the world including Atlanta via Working Title Playwrights at Academy Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. The event is FREE to attend and open to the public. The reading stars Cara Mantella, Sarah Wallis, Taylor Dooley, Luis Hernandez and Geoff McKnight and will be followed by a discussion lead by director Justin Anderson and Kaye Coker, Co-Director of Veterans Heart Georgia.
This work, about a family of sisters who live in North Carolina, one of whom is a returning veteran from a recent war, is being made available for local presentations during the month of November in time for Veteran’s Day. The national script-reading scheme has been developed to honor US war veterans, shed light on the plight of female veterans in particular, and to raise increased awareness for their stories.
SPARK is a two-act play with five characters that focuses on poverty in America, what happens when soldiers come home, and the strength, ultimately, of family. It is the third play in Caridad Svich’s American quartet of plays addressing national issues/global concerns that include 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winning Guapa and The Way of Water. Her other plays include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia…a rave fable, and The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende.
For more information about Caridad Svich’s Spark, visit http://www.nopassport.org/spark