These readings are an initiative of NoPassport (www.nopassport.org) for Human Rights International reading scheme. theater simple will present a reading with a talkback. Upon the Fragile Shore centers on stories from the United States, Nigeria, Syria, Malaysia, sub-Sahara, and Venezuela.
theater simple's action was produced by Llysa Holland, and directed by Laurel Pilar Garcia. Cast: Law Chavez, Llysa Holland, Kathy Hsieh and Christine Longe, at the Jefferson Park Lawnbowling Clubhouse at 7pm. 4103 Beacon Ave S, Seattle 98108, with a moderated talk-back afterwards with the actors and audience.
The play is based on an earlier short play And So It Is commissioned by New York Madness.
Upon the Fragile Shore is a play with 16 characters, played by 4 actors, that focuses on human rights and environmental issues around the world especially in relationship to human-made tragedies and their aftermath. It is the third play in Caridad Svich’s trilogy of plays addressing national issues/global concerns, that include Upon the Fragile Shore, This Thing of Ours and The Orphan Sea (commissioned and to be produced by University of Missouri-Columbia, fall 2014). Svich’s other plays include The Way of Water, Spark, 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia…a rave fable, and The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. Her American Quartet of plays; Guapa, The Way of Water, Spark, and Hide Sky sustained global schemes in 2012. Spark premieres September 2014 at Theater Alliance in Washington D.C.
The overall reading scheme is action is a co-production between NoPassport, Jody Christopherson, (The Skype Show, New York Theatre Review, http://newyorktheatrereview.blogspot.com/), and Zac Kline (Missing Bolts).
Additional theaters and venues that presented the play are; Ensemble Theater of Norway, Ion Theatre (San Diego, CA). Theater Alliance (Washington D.C.), National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia), Alameda Theatre (Toronto, CA), University of Pretoria (South Africa) Dept of Theatre, and Baruch College (NYC), Missing Bolts (Digital Film Action, NYC), CalArts (California); Teatro Paraguas (Santa Fe, New Mexico); Theatre Asylum (Canada); Camino Real Productions (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and alumni reading at New Dramatists (NYC). Additional presenting venues will be announced in the future.
For more information about Caridad Svich’s Upon the Fragile Shore or how to participate in joining the reading scheme via live reading or digital video please visit http://www.nopassport.org/upon-fragile-shore-nopassport-human-rights-reading-scheme
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