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Studio Retreats

The Program

Studio Retreats are intensive workshop processes for writers to work with a director and creative team on self-defined developmental goals on a particular project.  Each Studio Retreat is structured based on an individual playwright’s needs, and typically includes up to 29 hours of rehearsal along with two public readings as a way to extend this process of discovery in conversation with an audience.

The Impact

This program is designed as a resource for writers to rigorously and collaboratively investigate new work in progress in a concentrated rehearsal environment, as a significant step in the development of a play.

The Selection Process

Studio Retreat projects are selected at the discretion of Lark’s artistic staff, and are typically a next step resource for works developed or generated in other Lark programs.


Studio Retreats are supported in part with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Axe-Houghton Foundation.

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