BareBones® are simply staged public presentations of plays in the later stages of development. A BareBones® is the culmination of a comprehensive development strategy including Lark generative and/or workshop programs, and an intensive 80 to 100 hours of rehearsal in advance of six to eight public presentations, designed to foster a sense of community engagement around the rehearsal process.
BareBones® are designed as a significant resource for playwrights and their creative collaborators to replicate many of the opportunities and challenges of a production rehearsal environment, while remaining in a controlled laboratory space. Plays that have been developed through the BareBones® program include Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, Chisa Hutchinson's She Like Girls, Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Mona Mansour's The Way West, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, and Adriana Sevahn Nichols' Night Over Erzinga.
The Selection Process
BareBones® projects are selected at the discretion of Lark’s artistic staff.