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The Apothetae and Lark Initiative

The Program

Starting in 2015 The Lark has partnered with The Apothetae in an effort to provide an unprecedented platform of support and advocacy for Disabled artists and to generate new works with the power to revolutionize the cultural conversation surrounding Disability.  This initiative is currently in development and includes plans for The Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship, annual national convenings of artists and leaders with disabilities, and with the theatermaking field at large, and a workshop for Disabled writers that provides time, space and artistic support to spark the generation of new work and provide opportunities for artists to meet and collaborate.

Gregg and the cast of TEENAGE DICK, by Mike Lew, in rehearsal at The LarkThe Apothetae Convening at The Lark, May 2015The Apothetae Convening at The Lark, May 2015Info

The Impact

The Apothetae, a theater company founded in 2012 and devoted to challenging perceived perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark have been working in partnership to address the profound underrepresentation and oppressive misrepresentation of people with disabilities that persists throughout our cultural media.

The Selection Process

The Apothetae Initiative is curated at the discretion of The Apothetae and The Lark staff. For more information or to express your interest in getting involved, please email

This program launched with the first national convening in 2015 and is currently in the planning and development phase. The initiative is designed as a pilot to adapt to the needs of the artists and community we seek to serve. Stay tuned for more details!

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