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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Submissions Now Open for Playwrights’ Week 2014

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Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2013 (11:59pm EST)

The Lark’s Open Access Program seeks to provide development opportunities for new and diverse voices for the theater by identifying and advancing promising plays that reveal unheard and vital perspectives.  This submissions program allows the Lark to serve a wide range of playwrights through a blind reading process.

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

Writers Selected for Playwrights’ Week are Provided with:

- A creative team for ten hours of rehearsal to address self-defined developmental goals

- A public staged reading

- Opportunities to engage with other Playwrights’ Week participants in a peer-based community of support and conversation

A Complete Submission is  Composed of Two Parts:

1.) A completed application form.

2.) A full-length script, with your name or any identifying information removed. We are committed to a blind reading policy and it is important that each writer remains anonymous for the initial review.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application form and script (in Word or PDF form) electronically.

Email/Postmark Deadline

Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2013 (11:59pm EST)

Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your materials, 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.

- If you are emailing your submission, please attach only Word or PDF files.

- If you are mailing your submission, double-sided pages are appreciated if possible.  Application materials should not be attached to the script itself.  Hard copies will not be returned.

- If you are submitting a musical, you must mail the script/libretto together with any recorded part of the score to the office.

Other Important Information

- Each applicant should expect a confirmation of application receipt by November 2013 and a final response by July 2014.

- While there is no official minimum number of pages for submitted plays and a one-act play can qualify as full-length, we do not accept 10-minute or multiple, short one-act plays.

- Writers living outside of the United States can apply if the script was originally written in English. Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.

- Due to the volume of submissions to this program, we will be unable to accept revised drafts of scripts during the selection process.

- If you have any questions or would like more information, please email submissions@larktheatre.org.

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