The Lark is an international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to empowering playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community.
We provide writers with money, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections and the freedom to design their own processes of exploration.
We believe that playwrights are society’s truth tellers and their work strengthens our collective capacity to understand our world and imagine its future.
The Individual Voice is Powerful
We believe that playwrights are leaders, not simply within the scope of the performing arts but as spokespersons in the wider world.
New Plays Spark Conversation
We believe in the value of conversation. Theater brings people from different backgrounds together under intimate circumstances to generate discussion and debate through which we recognize one another’s humanity.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are Fundamental
We believe that differences in identity – including age, background, class, gender, nationality, physical ability, race, sexual orientation and thinking style – bring vibrancy to our organization and that such differences help us better connect with the range of stories that reflect our complex and changing world.
Global Exchange Expands Our Humanity
We believe in building bridges between cultures where artists, theater leaders, and involved citizens – who might not otherwise cross paths – may meet in common pursuit of fresh methods and vocabulary with which to address the challenges of the 21st century.
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