The Lark’s purpose is to amplify the voices of playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community.
It all begins with the playwright.
When writers are free to write what they choose, in the ways they choose, they are able to convey unique perspectives on the world. By investing in visionary playwrights, we commit to their capacity as powerful agents of civic dialogue, cultural expression, and global exchange.
We provide playwrights with artistic resources and a global community.
Through a broad range of initiatives, we provide writers with funds, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections, and the freedom to design and drive their own creative processes. We connect playwrights to communities in the U.S. through local partnerships, and reach across international boundaries to offer exchanges, residencies, and translation opportunities to playwrights from around the globe.
When playwrights flourish, it benefits audiences, communities, and the world.
The Lark exists to change the lives of playwrights, so that playwrights can change the world. We are investing in theater’s ancient and enduring role as a public forum for society to imagine its future through storytelling.
We are a community supported organization.
This model is possible because of the artistic, time, and monetary contributions of our community members. Leadership support for The Lark's year-round activities is provided by Rita Goldberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Morris and Alma Shapiro Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Shubert Foundation and many more.
Interested in how YOU can get involved at The Lark? In addition to the 40 free, public events each year, you can submit a script, volunteer, become a donor and more.