Reading Queer

RQ Writing Workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich

RQ Writing Workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich

RQ Writing Workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich

FUNDarte in collaboration with Reading Queer present an intimate writing workshop with 2012 OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award winning playwright, songwriter, translator, editor and educator Caridad Svich.

“This space of writing is a space of tensions and fissures and tectonic plates shifting across fields of time. Reach for the stars, but stay close to the dirt. This is the charge of making theatre. Smell the smoke of language pouring from the mouths of the wild children who play out their salvaged stories one more time. Awake to dreaming anew. Alight the pen. Weigh your words against the spectacle and tyranny of power. Choose freedom. At all costs.” – Caridad Svich

  • MATERIALS: Participants will need a pen and paper to write on (or a laptop).
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 9th from 11 am – 1pm.
  • WHERE: The LIBRARY of Hotel Gaythering, 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, FL 33139. Metered street parking and/or parking available at the Lincoln Road Garage on 17th Street between Meridian Avenue and Euclid Avenue.
  • COST: *Pay what you can afford. Suggested donation: $20. Donate in person on the day of the workshop.
    The workshop will offer an opportunity for in-class writing, a Q & A and an opportunity to talk about the artist’s work and issues related to it. The workshop is presented as part of FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics Festival 2015.

For a full listing of events visit OITT here. For more information on the workshop, and to RSVP for the event, please contact Niurca Marquez at 786-252-1544 or rsvp here:

*Reading Queer’s mission is to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. All Reading Queer events are open to the public regardless of ability to pay, sexual orientation, gender, race or any other form of identification. Our events are safe spaces for all queer-identified people and are specially designed to address the writerly needs of marginalized communities who have been denied a voice. Come as you are. Write like never before.

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After the workshop, join us for JARMAN (All this Maddening Beauty) by Caridad Svich performed by John Moletress for force/collision.

JARMAN (All this Maddening Beauty) is a performative gesture inspired by iconic queer artist, filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman. Temporal orientations arise and fall away as one performer in space traces the origins of Derek Jarman’s brilliant queerness. Merging landscapes of text, video and live performance, JARMAN orientates itself to both present and past, gazing upon the icon through imagined territories and constructed spaces, making room for the possibility of a conversation across time. JARMAN is a transatlantic flight through memory and time.

Tickets: $30 General Admission for 2 performances, $20 each performance $5 OFF for students (under 18) and seniors (over 65), with I.D. Purchase through www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com and by phone 305. 434.7091 Colony Theater Box Office 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 5PM. Group rates are available.

caridad-svichCaridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company) twice including in the year 2013 for her play Spark. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. In January 2014…read more about Caridad Svich here.