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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Submissions Now Open for Playwrights’ Week 2015

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Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Playwrights’ Week is our annual, open access festival of new work that seeks to provide playwrights with crucial creative resources in a nurturing and rigorous laboratory setting.

The Lark is committed to providing access to all playwrights and is proud to seek out plays that reveal underrepresented and vital perspectives. All playwrights will receive consideration without regard to demographics, professional experience, geographic location or history with the organization. Our Open Access Program serves as the central entry point for play submissions at the Lark and encourages the development of new voices.

Writers Selected for Playwrights’ Week are Provided with:

– Ten hours of rehearsal time with a creative team (including director and actors) to address self-identified development goals
– A public staged reading at the Lark
– A peer-based community of support and conversation for the week.
– Housing and travel (for all out of town writers)
Submitted Plays are Evaluated Based on the Following Lark Support Criteria:
– Plays which are ambitious, fresh, playful, engaging, energizing, provocative, powerful, and theatrical
– Plays that reveal unheard and vital perspectives
– Playwrights with clear goals about their writing who are open to a development process

– Submit ONE completed application and ONE full-length play. There is no official minimum number of pages for submitted plays and a one-act play can qualify as a full-length, however, 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.
– 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.
– We are not able to consider musicals for this particular program.
A Complete Submission is Composed of Two Parts:

– A completed application form.

– A full-length script, with the playwright’s name or any identifying information removed. We are committed to a blind reading policy and it is important that each writer remains anonymous during the initial stage of review.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application form and script (in Word or PDF form) electronically.
Email/Postmark Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2014 (11:59pm EST)
Download the Application Below:

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Please EMAIL your script and completed application as two separate attachments in the same email to:


MAIL completed submission materials to: submissions@larktheatre.org

Lark Play Development Center
c/o Playwrights’ Week 2014 Submissions
311 West 43rd Street, Suite 406
New York, NY 10036

Please feel free to contact us with any questions by sending an email to: submissions@larktheatre.org

(Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.)

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