New Works Fest

Black Box PAC is pleased to produce a NEW WORKS FEST: Dynamic, Script-in-Hand Performances of Short Plays featuring works from Broadway's John Guare, Off-Broadway's Caridad Svich, and more!

This #SaveOurStages event features the following short plays:

John Guare's SATORI and John Guare's BETWEEN

Caridad Svich's 3 DAYS


Daniel Gallant's APP FOR APP'S SAKE


Michael Gardiner's THE CRAB WIFE


The works will be directed by Michael Gardiner, Matt Okin, Danielle MacMath, and Ilana Schimmel. They feature actors from NJ and NYC, including Kentrell Loftin, Anne Elizabeth Miele, Katie North, Maggie Danielli Pecorino, and more!

John Guare

John Guare has written House of Blue Leaves (4 Tonys, Obie, Drama Critics Circle), Six Degrees of Separation (London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play), Landscape of the Body, A Few Stout Individuals, A Free Man of Color (all published by Grove Press), Lydie Breeze, and Lake Hollywood, among others. He wrote the screen adaptation of his play Six Degrees of Separation and the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Louis Malle's Atlantic City. Mr. Guare won a Tony for his libretto to the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona and was nominated for multiple Tonys for his play Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and his libretto to Sweet Smell of Success. His adaptation of His Girl Friday premiered at London's National Theater and his play Are You There, McPhee? premiered at the McCarter Theatre in 2012. He has won the PEN/Laura Pels Master Dramatist Award, the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. He is a council member of the Dramatists Guild and co-editor of The Lincoln Center Theater Review.

Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work as a playwright, translator, lyricist, and essayist has been seen in print, live and digital stages at diverse venues across the US and abroad. Key plays in her extensive repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bike and The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Theatrical digital world premieres in 2021 have included The Book of Magdalene at Main Street Theater, Houston, and Theatre: a love story at Know Theatre, Cincinnati. Memories of Overdevelopment was developed at The Goodman Theatre’s Future Labs Reading Series this summer. As a screenwriter, her first feature film (as co-screenwriter, based on her play) Fugitive Dreams has been seen at the Fantasia, Austin, Tallinn Black Nights, Manchester (UK) and Maryland Film Festivals. Among her recognitions are an American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and National Latino Playwriting Award (which she has received twice). She has edited several books on theatre. She most recently authored a book about Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Routledge). Her second feature film Abilene (as screenwriter) is currently in post-production. Her new book Toward a Future Theatre is forthcoming from Methuen Drama in January 2022.