Trap Door Theatre Presents a Free Veterans Day Reading of SPARK, 11/11


Trap Door Theatre is a proud participant in the international reading scheme for 2012 OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich's new play Spark. The script-reading scheme has been developed to honor US war veterans, to shed light on the plight of female veterans in particular, and to raise increased awareness for their stories by presenting multiple free readings across the United States and abroad during the month of November.

Spark focuses on poverty in America, what happens when soldiers come home, and the strength of family. It is the third play in Caridad Svich's American quartet of plays addressing national issues and global concerns, that includes the 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winning Guapa and The Way of Water. Her other plays include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia…a rave fable, and The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende.

The cast features Tiffany Bedwell, Skye Fort, Chris Popio, Sadie Rogers, and Bob Wilson. Kate Hendrickson directs with Gary Damico as the technical advisor. Since 2005, Trap Door resident director Kate Hendrickson has been bringing radical American plays to Trap Door audiences. Her past productions have won numerous awards including a Jeff award for best new work (Ken Prestininzi's Beholder). Most recently she collaborated with Playwright Ruth Margraff on Trap's critically acclaimed, world premiere of Anger/Fly.

The reading will be on Sunday, November 11 at 7PM at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave. in Chicago. For more information or to make reservations, call 773-384-0494 or call

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