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Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop

COVID-19 Update: Due to restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, this program will be on hiatus until further notice.

The Program

The Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop program is an annual residency that gathers five playwright fellows at various career stages. Created and facilitated by playwright Arthur Kopit and a rotating group of esteemed playwrights including Tina Howe, David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck, José Rivera, Doug Wright, and others, Goldberg Fellows meet in twelve bi-weekly sessions throughout the year, sharing excerpts of new work in progress, read cold by a group of high caliber actors in an informal but rigorous laboratory environment. As part of their residency, fellows are provided an opportunity in May of each year to present a public reading of work developed in these sessions, as an extension of the workshop process.

The Impact

Now in its 20th year, the Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop program has served as a resource for over 100 playwright fellows to develop their work within a peer-based cohort of fellow writers, and has extended that process to include of thousands of actors and collaborators. By surrounding the development of new plays with an engaged community of stakeholders, the Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop has served as one of The Lark's most significant tools for providing expanded engagement of our artistic community in the development of extraordinary work-in-progress.

The Selection Process

Fellows are selected at the discretion of Lark’s artistic staff through nominations from our Playwright Advisors and a select pool of solicited leaders in the field.  

The 2019-20 Fellows

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