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COVID-19 Update: Due to budgetary and gathering restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a number of our programs will be on hiatus until further notice. These programs are indicated in the list below.

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.