A special Veterans Day reading of the new play Spark by OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich, followed by an expert panel discussion on the experience of women veterans facing trauma and assault while serving.
Produced by Gloria Mann, TECL / Mannatee Films, in collaboration with NoPassport, the cast includes Louis Cancelmi (Blasted, Soho Rep), Marin Ireland (Tony Award nominee, reasons to be pretty), Jocelyn Kuritsky (Woodshed Collective, 13P), and Gloria Mann (Ashes to Ashes, Walkerspace), and Peter Jay Fernandez. Scott Schwartz (Golda’s Balcony) will direct the reading.
Spark 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. Spark will receive dozens of readings, including the Cherry Lane Theatre event, across the United States and internationally throughout November 2012. Among the additional national venues that are participating in the national reading scheme are Bristol Riverside Theatre in Pennsylvania, Profile Theatre in Portland, Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, Theatre Project and Bump in the Road in Baltimore, and Tricklock Theatre in Albuquerque.