FUEL

You live in a place that reeks of gasoline. You run on fuel. You don’t know anything else exceptliving hard and surviving, but one day that fuel is gonna run out. How are you gonna know who you are, then? This is the story of Baby and their people living in a town left for dead. This is also the ballad of Baby and Girl. In this here mad America. This play is the 2nd piece in the AMERICAN PSALM seven-play cycle...
You live in a place that reeks of gasoline. You run on fuel. You don’t know anything else exceptliving hard and surviving, but one day that fuel is gonna run out. How are you gonna know who you are, then? This is the story of Baby and their people living in a town left for dead. This is also the ballad of Baby and Girl. In this here mad America. This play is the 2nd piece in the AMERICAN PSALM seven-play cycle that began with RED BIKE.

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FUEL

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    23 Sep. 2019
    I am always so consistently engrossed in Svich's spare, heightened, and fabulistic theatrical worlds. The characters are at once nuanced and dynamic while also retaining a mythic quality. In FUEL I feel like the world is constantly on the brink of erupting into flames. My director brain begins to flesh out the visual-aural landscape of this play quickly. Svich gives so much to work with on that front while also providing a gloriously multi-faceted script that leaves much room for individual interpretation. I sincerely hope to see a production of this soon!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    23 Aug. 2018
    A play of raw and deep reflection. Caridad's work here is simple but in your face, a snap shot of an America we all are cautious about.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    20 Aug. 2018
    There is beauty in the language Svich employs through the pieces of the AMERICAN PSALM cycle. It is at once primitive and essential, as though trying to find the root dialect of the United States. Time will tell if Caridad Svich will be remembered as a great playwright or a chronicler-prophet who is reporting, in dramatic form, on the decaying pillars upon which America has prospered and now balances precariously, but those are for our succeeding generations to decide. For now, read FUEL. Experience Svich exposing our deepest flaws and, in exposure, discover our deepest wells of love and humanity.

Development History

Awards

Finalist
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2018 Carnaval of New Latinx Work
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Latino Theatre Commons
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2018
Finalist
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Todd McNerney Playwriting Award
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College of Charleston
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2018
Finalist
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Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
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Association of Theatre in Higher Education
,
2018
Selection
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Steppenwolf Theatre The Mix
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Steppenwolf Theatre
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2018