The Lark is an international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to empowering playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community.
They provide writers with money, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections and the freedom to design their own processes of exploration.
They believe that playwrights are society’s truth tellers and their work strengthens their collective capacity to understand the world and imagine its future.
The Individual Voice is Powerful
They believe that playwrights are leaders, not simply within the scope of the performing arts but as spokespersons in the wider world.
New Plays Spark Conversation
They believe in the value of conversation. Theater brings people from different backgrounds together under intimate circumstances to generate discussion and debate through which they recognize one another’s humanity.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are Fundamental
They believe that differences in identity – including age, background, class, gender, nationality, physical ability, race, sexual orientation and thinking style – bring vibrancy to their organization and that such differences help them better connect with the range of stories that reflect their complex and changing world.
Global Exchange Expands the Humanity
They believe in building bridges between cultures where artists, theater leaders, and involved citizens – who might not otherwise cross paths – may meet in common pursuit of fresh methods and vocabulary with which to address the challenges of the 21st century.
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