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Olivia Dufault's YEAR OF THE ROOSTER at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
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Venturous Playwright Fellowship

The Program

The Lark's Venturous Playwright Fellowship advocates for productions of risk taking, innovative plays, and provides concurrent residencies for their authors. Fellows receive $50,000 over two-years, a subsidy grant of up to $50,000 to support a production of the play at a partner theater of the playwright’s choosing, and access to new play development and advocacy resources designed to nurture their writing and advance their work into the repertoire.

The Impact

Venturous Theater Fund is committed to ensuring production of plays that may be perceived as “challenging” to produce due to cast size, content, form, or other factors. Priorities of the program include identifying and encouraging 
Partner Theaters likely to embrace such “risky” projects, and giving writers the continued freedom to write what they choose.

The Selection Process

Fellows were selected through a multi-step process, led by The Lark and Venturous Theater Fund staff. Nominations were solicited from artists and theater makers within The Lark’s network, and selections were made based on choosing work identified as “venturous,” defined as challenging in form, controversial in subject matter, ambitious in scale, and/or experimental in concept.

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