Author Biographies

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“ANTIGONE PROJECT is a play in five parts by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich that reconsiders the story of Antigone from a variety of rich and radical perspectives. With a preface by dramatist Lisa Schlesinger and an introduction by classics scholar Marianne McDonald, this is a unique addition to contemporary drama.” – Google Books

For more good reading on the Antigone Project, check out the Preface and Introduction here.

Pacific’s Production

In conjunction with a film based on the classic Antigone story, University of the Pacific’s Theatre Arts Department will produce three of the original five plays from The Antigone Project: Hang Ten by Karen Hartman, Antigone Arkhe by Caridad Svich, and A Stone’s Throw by Lynn Nottage.

Author Biographies

url-1KAREN HARTMAN is an award-winning playwright and librettist whose work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation. She has received a Daryl Roth “Creative Spirit” Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Jerusalem, a New Dramatists residency, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center. Her plays Goldie, Max, and Milk; Goliath; Donna Wants; Gum; Going Gone; Anatomy 1968; Troy Women; ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl; Leah’s Train and others have been commissioned and/or staged by dozens of theaters including the Women’s Project, NAATCO, McCarter Theater, ACT in San Francisco, Center Stage, the Magic Theater, and Dallas Theater Center, and are published by TCG, DPS, Backstage Books, and Playscripts. Musical projects include the book for Sea Change, score by AnnMarie Milazzo, directed by Leigh Silverman. Karen holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She has taught playwriting in a wide range of settings including four years at the Yale School of Drama.

urlCARIDAD SVICH is a US Latina playwright, translator, lyricist and editor whose works have been presented across the US and abroad at diverse venues including The Women’s Project, INTAR, 59East59, Theater for the New City, Repertorio Espanol, McCarren Park Pool, Walkerspace, 7 Stages, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, ARTheater-Cologne, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK. Among her key works: 12 Ophelias; Any Place But Here; Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man’s Blues; Fugitive Pieces; Instructions for Breathing; Iphigenia – a rave fable; The House of the Spirits (based on the Allende novel); The Tropic of X; The Booth Variations; and, Wreckage. She has translated nearly all of Federico Garcia Lorca’s plays as well as works by Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Julio Cortazar and new plays from Spain, Cuba, and Mexico, and has adapted works by Wedekind, Sophocles, Euripides and Shakespeare. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of theatre alliance & press NoPassport, associate editor of Routledge’s Contemporary Theatre Review and contributing editor of TheatreForum. She’s been a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow at Harvard University, and is a member of PEN American Center, The Dramatists Guild, and is featured in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino History. She holds an MFA from UCSD. She’s taught playwriting at Bard College, UCSD, Bennington College, Ohio State University, Denison University, and the Yale School of Drama. Website: www. caridadsvich.com for the Antigone Project.

lynn-nottageLYNN NOTTAGE is the author of Ruined, which received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Her play Intimate Apparel, which was produced at the Roundabout Theatre Company, received the 2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Fabulation, or the Education of Undine was produced by Playwrights Horizons and at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Her other plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; and Por’Knockers and Poof!. She is the recipient of the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award, the 2005 Guggenheim grant for playwriting, and fellowships from Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is an alumna of New Dramatists, a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Award, and a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.

Click here to read the biographies of the other women involved in the Antigone Project.

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