Chinese / United States Playwright Exchange
This residency brings playwrights from the Chinese speaking world to the U.S. and U.S. writers to the Chinese speaking world to work on translations of their work. It is designed to create stage-worthy translations of new works from Greater China and the U.S. Our larger purpose is to establish ongoing channels of artistic collaboration and communication between Chinese and U.S. theater artists and their communities.
This program increases the profile of Chinese playwrights in the U.S. and, reciprocally, U.S. playwrights in Chinese speaking countries while fostering respect and mutual understanding among playwrights and their collaborators. We want to create a replicable model for community engagement and artistic expression, and represent a balance of U.S. and Chinese perspectives through a more relevant and culturally inclusive theater repertoire by working on stories that are relevant to both societies.
The Selection Process
Playwrights, Translators and Playwright Adapters are selected by Lark staff and our international partners, led by playwright David Henry Hwang.