We measure our impact by the engagement of our diverse community, the quality and number of Lark-affiliated plays that have moved 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 empowering space to lead their own creative processes and engage with their communities. Audiences recognize our success in giving both established and underrepresented voices a platform to raise uncomfortable questions and provoke conversations about social change.
Last season The Lark served 813 artists, including 95 playwrights. We reviewed 992 plays through our open access program; partnered with over a dozen theaters and universities and welcomed 2,016 audience members to 31 public presentations. We maintain 100% of our programs free of charge to artists and audience alike.
In the past five years 194 Lark-developed plays moved on to 450 presentations around the world and were seen by 1,165,962 audience members. Examples of plays substantially developed at the Lark include Kimber Lee’s brownsville song, (b-side for tray), David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, Mona Mansour’s The Way West, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Samuel Hunter’s The Whale and Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj.
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.