Town Hall

2020 Premiere: Red Tape Theatre, Chicago (postponed due to COVID-19)
2020 The Kilroys List.
2017 Finalist for National Playwrights Conference.

Eco-Feminism. Citizenship. Democracy. Human Relationships. A play about the times in which we live, a piece of theatre about being an audience, and an epic, intimate work about what we could do to change the world. Town Hall is part play,...
2020 Premiere: Red Tape Theatre, Chicago (postponed due to COVID-19)
2020 The Kilroys List.
2017 Finalist for National Playwrights Conference.

Eco-Feminism. Citizenship. Democracy. Human Relationships. A play about the times in which we live, a piece of theatre about being an audience, and an epic, intimate work about what we could do to change the world. Town Hall is part play, part dream, part meeting, part imagining a future in which new ways of connecting must be found…. a group of barely connected people come together, feeling their way towards… connection? Town Hall explores how are we “us” in a room? In a theatre?
"Caridad Svich's beyond timely piece of searching and intimate political playwriting. TOWN HALL tackles so many urgent questions of human relationship - to our environment, to other humans, to democracy, through its focus on 4 women living in the very near future, in a world at once different from but very similar to ours. A beautiful, fragile and powerful piece." -director Rebecca McCutcheon (Lost Text/Found Space, London UK).



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  • T. Reid Kirtley:
    19 Feb. 2020
    Invoking Sarah Kane's Craved meets Model UN, drenched in play and possibility, Caridad Svich has written a piece that feels like a deep breath in and out. Slightly anonymous, open and politically minded, but always self aware of its scope and purposes: this play holds space for us to gather and think. Svich has challenged the structures of the page just as much as the audience is challenged by the play's open ended questions and memories. I feel thankful to have read Town Hall.
  • Jessie Salsbury:
    10 Aug. 2019
    I desperately want be in the audience for a performance of this work. Absolutely different and challenging, this work places the audience as a central force, rather than passive spectator. Caridad Svich has created something that feels breathing and alive in the moment, but also timeless in its themes. Brilliant.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    1 May. 2017
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Caridad Svich and their play Town Hall as a finalist for our 2017 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 55 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers especially responded to how this non-linear piece physically explores deeply political moments and broader human questions of what it means to be in this space together.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Royal Holloway-University of London at Tate Modern
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    2020
  • Workshop
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    Camden People's Theatre
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Charles Allis Museum
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theatre Institute
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    2018
  • Reading
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    The Lark
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
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    The Lark
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    Sheen Center
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    ,
    2016

Production History