Magnificent Waste

Sunday, January 29, 2012

An informal night of friends getting together to read a play about art, consumption, and modern society

Fort Point Theatre Channel is launching a series of informal readings of full-length plays, both new and established works.   

For the first in the series, we offered Magnificent Waste, introducing Boston to Latina playwright Caridad Svich, winner of the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize. 

The reading featured some of our favorite actors

Megan Cooper
Mary Driscoll
Michael Fisher
Christie Lee Gibson
Tim Hoover
Ron Lacey
Sally Nutt
Phil Thompson

About The Play  

Lizzie B makes shock art. Arden buys beautiful things. A young man wants to be famous. In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion, and celebrity, three friends make a pact that will change their lives. "Magnificent Waste" explores America's appetite for excess and presents an unsettling portrait of its own undoing: a glittering but brutal exploration of modern society's superficiality and the objectification of the human body.   

Magnificent Waste had its world premiere in 2011 at Factory 449, a theatre collective in Washington, DC.

About The Playwright

Caridad Svich has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama three times. She has received the National Latino Playwrighting Award, the Whitfield Cook Award for New Writing, the HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwrighting, the Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, and the Rosenthal New Play Prize. Her theatre pieces and songs, written in English and Spanish, have been presented across the U.S. and abroad at diverse venues, including Denver Center Theatre,  Mixed Blood Theatre, Main Street Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Women's Project, Repertorio Espanol, INTAR, 59East59, Victory Gardens, McCarren Park Pool, and 7 Stages.