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Playwrights' Week

As our Open Access Program, Playwrights’ Week serves as the central entry point for play submissions at The Lark and encourages the development of new voices. The Lark is committed to providing access to all playwrights and is proud to seek out plays that reveal underrepresented and vital perspectives. All playwrights will receive consideration without regard to demographics, professional experience, geographic location or history with the organization.

Submissions for Playwrights' Week are now closed. The submissions window for Playwrights' Week 2017 will open later this fall. Check back soon for updates!

Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color under 30 who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance allowance.

Applications for the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship are now open! The Lark is accepting applications for the second round of its Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund. Applications will be accepted from August 15 to October 31, 2016. Selected fellows will be notified in early December 2016. The 2017 Fellowship period begins January 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2017.

Click here for full details and submission guidelines.

Our Initiatives

Our tool box of initiatives includes Fellowships, residency programs that offer writers significant artistic resources and financial support; Global Exchange initiatives, ongoing reciprocal opportunities for playwrights; and other Programs that include onsite workshops, writers groups and career intensives for playwrights.

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