The 2013 Playwrights’ Week Writers Selected
Through an extensive selection process, the Lark’s Literary Wing has chosen seven plays from over 530 submitted scripts for Lark’s 20th Annual Playwrights’ Week, which will take place September 23rd – 28th.
About Playwrights’ Week
Playwrights’ Week playwrights participate in an intensive seven-day retreat, designed to foster a peer-based community among the writers, their creative teams, and Lark’s staff, through a series of conversations around the work. Each new play receives ten hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focusing on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals.
The playwrights define their own goals for what they want to accomplish, and then spend the week together with each other and their collaborators, working to achieve those goals. Each writer has the company of six other extraordinary writers, who are there not just as a sounding board, but as a community.
When Can I Make a Reservation?
All tickets are sold out for Playwrights’ Week 2013. A wait-list will be started at the door 30 minutes before each show. Please join us!
Where Does Playwrights’ Week Take Place?
All readings will take place at the Lark BareBones Studio (311 W. 43rd St., 5th Floor (btw. 8th/9th).
The 2013 Playwrights’ Week Lineup
Meet the Writers
Hear the playwrights read excerpts from their work and mingle with them at our kick off reception.
Monday, September 23 @ 7PM
by Matt Dellapina
On his summer break from seminary, Fab – a priest with a rage problem – is back in his old neighborhood. Hoping to get a fresh taste of real life, he soon finds all his bonds to the upper borough tearing away. Except maybe one.
Wednesday, September 25th @ 3PM
by Callie Kimball
Born into a criminal family hiding out in a storage facility, 13-year-old Bug has transformed herself into a high priestess who raises the dead. One morning, her incantations work, setting off an acceleration of events ending in an Armageddon that launches her into the world.
Wednesday, September 25th @ 7PM
by Tony Meneses
After the unexpected death of her daughter, Guadalupe Castillo must learn to navigate the world around her in a language she hardly understands, as well as learn to navigate the American husband her daughter left behind.
Thursday, September 26th @ 7PM
by Carson Kreitzer
A play about William Marston, inventor of both the lie detector machine and Wonder Woman (yes, both…), and the women he loved, both of whom served as inspiration for the famous character.
Friday, September 27th @ 3PM
by Jessica Brickman
A promising young actor and a stage veteran test the boundaries of trust when one of them threatens to commit an act of real violence on stage during a performance.
Friday, September 27th @ 7PM
by Eric Dufault
A mother grieving the loss of her child channels her emotions into a comic strip wherein a child-pharaoh journeys through the Egyptian afterlife.
Saturday, September 28th @ 3PM
by August Schulenburg
When Melinda helps her teenage student Perse make a music video, its sudden fame sets them on a journey of unexpected intimacy and loss.
Saturday, September 28th @ 7PM