We measure our impact by the engagement of our diverse community, the advancement of Lark-developed plays into the repertoire through production, and the influence of our playwrights on cultural conversations locally, nationally, and globally.
Playwrights know us as a safe and galvanizing space to lead their own creative processes, and to engage with their communities. Audiences recognize our success in giving both established and underrepresented voices a platform to raise necessary questions and provoke conversations about social change.
Last season The Lark served 631 artists, including 79 playwrights. We reviewed 1,245 plays through our open access program; partnered with over a dozen theaters and universities and welcomed over 2,000 audience members to 31 public events. We maintain 100% of our programs free of charge to artists and audience alike.
In the past three years 155 Lark-developed plays moved on to 261 productions, reaching over 765,319 audience members. Examples of plays substantially developed at The Lark include Lynn Nottage's Sweat, Kimber Lee’s brownsville song, (b-side for tray), David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Samuel Hunter’s The Whale, and Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night.
Interested in how YOU can get involved at The Lark? There are lots of ways to engage with the Lark community. We have about 40 public events every year that are free and open to the public. You can submit a script, volunteer, become a donor and more.
Slideshow Production Photo Credits: Photo 3: The LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of brownsville Song (b-side for tray). Photographer: Erin Baiano; Photo 5: The Marin Theatre Company production of The Way West. Photographer: Kevin Berne; Photo 7: The Marin Theatre Company production of The Whale. Photographer: Kevin Berne.