Submit a Play
Playwrights’ Week is an annual, intensive, seven-day festival designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development. Selected via a year-long Open Submissions process, we provide approximately five playwrights with crucial creative resources in a nurturing and rigorous laboratory setting, which includes a series of group conversations around the work. Each new play receives twelve hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focused on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals. Our support criteria emphasizes ambitious, fresh, playful, engaging, energizing, provocative, powerful, and theatrical work by writers with clear artistic goals who are open to a collaborative development process.
Submissions for Playwrights' Week are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted, we look forward to reading your work!
New Voices Fellowship
The New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color, age 30 or under, 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 an Opportunity Fund of $3,000 for the purposes of travel, research, autonomous workshops, or other work-related expenses, along with access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. Each cycle supports two playwrights.
Submissions for the 2019-20 New Voices Fellowship are now closed. Finalists will be notified in May. Selected fellows will be announced in June. Thank you to all who submitted, we look forward to reading your work!
Jerome New York Fellowship
The Lark’s Jerome New York Fellowship provides substantial artistic and financial support to an emerging writer of extraordinary promise and vision through an intensive two-year residency that provides resources and guidance to generate and develop a significant body of work. Fellows receive $40,000 over their two year residency, as well as a $5,000 Opportunity Fund for the purposes of travel, research, or independent workshops.
Applications for the Jerome New York Fellowship are now closed.
Apothetae and Lark Fellowship
Now in its pilot year, the Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship program, supported by the Time Warner Foundation, includes a two-year residency for a Disabled Writer, a cash award of $40,000, plus a $5,000 Opportunity Fund for project-related expenses, and control over a $10,000 Production Enhancement Fund, to be allocated to a producing theater in support of a full production of one of the Fellow’s plays. The Fellowship also includes access to a wide range of Lark and Apothetae resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support.
Applications for the Apothetae and Lark Fellowship are now closed.
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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.