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Monday, October 12, 2015

Playwrights' Week 2016

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Submissions Now Open for Playwrights' Week 2016!

As our Open Access Program, Playwrights’ Week serves as the central entry point for play submissions at The Lark and encourages the development of new voices. 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.

Playwrights' Week 2016 Submissions 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 Word or PDF files as attachments
A complete submission is composed of two parts:
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.
A completed application form, available for download below
Playwrights Week 2016 Application PDF (140.9 KB)
Playwrights Week 2016 Application .doc (180.5 KB)

DEADLINE: October 20, 2015

Please EMAIL your script and completed application as two separate attachments in the same email to: submissions@larktheatre.org

Other Important Information:
Each applicant should expect a confirmation of application receipt by November 2015 and a final response by July 2016.

  • 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 United States 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 drafts of scripts during the selection process.
  • Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email submissions@larktheatre.org.
What Lark Provides
  • 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

The Evaluation Process
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

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