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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Playwrights Week at the Lark 2019

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Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Playwrights’ Week is an annual, intensive, seven-day festival designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development. Selected via a year-long Open Submissions process, we provide approximately five playwrights with crucial creative resources in a nurturing and rigorous laboratory setting, which includes a series of group conversations around the work. Each new play receives twelve hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focused on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals.

Our support criteria emphasizes ambitious, fresh, playful, engaging, energizing, provocative, powerful, and theatrical work by writers with clear artistic goals who are open to a collaborative development process.

Important Information:

  • Playwrights’ Week 2019 will take place between October and November 2019.
  • Each applicant should expect a confirmation of application receipt in April 2019 and a final response in September 2019.
  • While there is no official minimum number of pages for submitted full-length plays, we do not accept 10-minute plays or musicals. 
  • Previously produced plays ARE eligible for consideration.
  • Plays previously submitted to this program are accepted, but we strongly encourage the submission of new work.
  • Writers living outside of the U.S. can apply if the script was originally written in English.
  • Due to the volume of submissions to this program, we will be unable to accept revised scripts during the selection process.
  • Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.
  • Email any other questions to: submissions@larktheatre.org.

A complete submission is composed of two parts:

A completed application form.
A full-length script, with your name or any identifying information removed as we are committed to an anonymous initial review.

Download the Application Form

 Playwrights' Week 2019 Application Form (84.8 KB)

Please review the following SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Submit ONE completed application and ONE full-length play.
  • No more than ONE play per playwright will be considered.
  • List only the play title on the cover page. No personal information.
  • Submit only .doc or PDF files as attachments. 
  • Please EMAIL your script and completed application as two separate attachments in the same email to: submissions@larktheatre.org

We look forward to reading your script!

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