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Update to our community: With a heavy heart and sadness, we write to let you know that after 27 years of innovative and transformative work, The Lark will be ending this glorious chapter. After many months of responding to pandemic-related crises and seeking paths to sustainability, The Board of Directors, in a unanimous vote, have come to the painful conclusion that there is no sustainable and viable path forward for The Lark as an organization. We have commenced an orderly wind-down, and are in conversation with peer institutions to re-home existing Lark programs and fellowships.  It is our sincere  hope to conduct this process in the same tradition that we have done all our work—with generosity, gratitude, and while centering the communities we serve. READ MORE>

To learn more about any Lark program, click on its name below!

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The Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship

Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

Venturous Playwright Fellowship

Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award

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Global Exchanges:

México/U.S. Playwright Exchange

Middle East/U.S. Playwright Exchange (on hiatus)

Romania/U.S. Playwright Exchange
(on hiatus)

Russia/U.S. Playwright Exchange

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Core Programs:

BareBones® (on hiatus)

Middle Eastern American Writers Lab

Monthly Meeting of the Minds

New York Stage and Film Vassar Retreat 


Playwrights’ Week (on hiatus)

Project on Tyranny

Project Residencies

Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop (on hiatus)


Studio Retreats (on hiatus)

The Apothetae and Lark Initiative

The New Black Fest at The Lark (on hiatus)

Winter Writers' Retreat

Get Involved

Interested in how YOU can get involved at The Lark?  In addition to attending any of our dozens of free public readings, you can submit a script, volunteer, become a donor, and more.