As a continuation of The Lark’s commitment to centering artists, the following programs
can now be found at their new home organizations. Deep gratitude goes out to all the collaborators whose care and effort has ensured that these programs will carry on The Lark’s legacy of serving playwrights.
The Venturous Playwright Fellowship, which advocates for the production of risk-taking, innovative plays, and provides concurrent residencies for their authors, will continue at the Playwrights’ Center (Artistic Director Jeremy Cohen).
The Playwrights’ Center will continue The Lark’s work in advocating for and championing productions of all selected Venturous plays and playwrights. The Venturous Playwright Fellowship is funded by
the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.
The Lark’s Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, which supports playwrights of color aged 30 and under, will continue at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Artistic Director Daniella Topol). The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship is supported by
New York Community Trust and the Jerome Foundation.
The Apothetae Playwriting Fellowship, which supports d/Deaf and Disabled Playwrights, will continue at Queens Theatre (Executive Director Taryn Sacramone). The Fellowship is made possible by the Ford Foundation,
the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman.
The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, established by Daryl Roth in 1996 to honor artists of extraordinary vision by offering them a year-long developmental residency, will be continued at WP Theater (Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty), the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing,
and promoting the work of Women+ artists.
The Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship, established by Ellen McLaughlin to foster and create a community of female-identifying writers at various stages of their careers, will also be continued at WP Theater.
The Lark’s BareBones Program, designed to provide significant resources for playwrights and their creative collaborators to explore in-depth works-in-progress in a laboratory environment, will continue at New York Stage and Film (Artistic Director Chris Burney). The BareBones Program is funded by donors at FJC, a Foundation of Philanthropic Funds.
The Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop, a writers’ salon, which supports five writers at every stage of their career to develop, experiment and take risks with their work, will continue independently under the artistic leadership of David Henry Hwang and Rajiv Joseph at Second Stage Theater (Artistic Director Carole Rothman).
Playwrights’ Workshop is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.