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We may not produce plays at The Lark, but that doesn't mean our community members aren't super busy in shows they've flown to all around the city. If you want to know where you can catch Larkees in current and upcoming 
productions, look no further! Check out this latest edition of The Nest!


THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL

The Kraine Theater

January 16th-February 5th

The Fire This Time Festival acknowledges the African American experience is not represented solely by one voice or one style. Horse Trade Theater Group and The Fire This Time Festival provide a platform for talented early-career playwrights of African and African American descent to explore challenging new directions for 21st century theater. This year's festival will feature a number of Lark affiliated artists, including director T.J. Weaver (former Lark staff member), playwright C.A. Johnson (2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellow at The Lark, playwright Larry Powell, playwright and director Dennis A. Allen II, and playwright and performer Lisa Rosetta Strum, who developed her solo show She Gon' Learn with director Ngozi Anyanwu during last season's The New Black Fest at The Lark.

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THE OREGON TRAIL

WP Theater

January 13th-February 12th

Playwright Bekah Brunstetter, a Fellow at The Lark back in 2011, brings audiences back in time with her new play. ​It’s 1997. Alone in her computer lab, 13-year-old Jane finds her escape from the awkward throes of puberty by joining her sister and her unattainable high school crush in a covered wagon headed west on “The Oregon Trail.” Under the guidance of the all-powerful Voice of the Game, we watch “Then Jane” and her family navigate the deadly perils of 1850s frontier life, while present day Jane navigates the different but all-too-real dangers of high school, college, and eventually adulthood. Jane soon finds herself in her 20s, unemployed and battling an undefinable lifelong sadness she cannot name, even as “Then Jane” continues to face the tribulations of the trail. With nearly two centuries between them, both Janes face hardships that seem impossible to overcome—until they find one another. Tickets only $9 during previews (through January 29th)!

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IT'S ALL ABOUT LORRIE

American Theatre of Actors

January 25th-February 5th

Directed by Kimille Howard, Lark's current Global Exchange Apprentice, this play within a play tells the story of a character that's only referenced in a script, but "comes to life" and barges in on a rehearsal, demanding to make the play all about her! Enthusiastic director/writer "Jessica" is about to begin rehearsal when Lorrie shows up and imposes her will with a new draft of the script in hand, throwing everything into chaos. As Jessica and her actors cope with Lorrie's demands, things begin to unravel in this comedy about the fine line between reality and fantasy.

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ORANGE JULIUS

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73

Now Playing-February 12th

This play, written by Basil Kreimendahl, a Larkee playwright,  takes place in 1980s and 90s working-class America. Nut is growing up the youngest child of Julius, a Vietnam vet suffering the toxic effects of Agent Orange. As Julius’s health fades, Nut begins paging through forgotten photo albums and acting out old war movies about brothers-in-arms, leaping through time and memory to trace the complex intimacy between father and child when the child is transgender, fighting for a mutual recognition before it’s too late.

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PEER GYNT & THE NORWEGIAN HAPA BAND

Ma-Yi Theater Company

January 17th-February 11th

Ma-Yi, a partner company of The Lark (as well as a company we're just real big fans of) produces this rock music adaptation that features Peer as brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in an odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. The production involves a slew of Larkees, including bookwriter Michi Barall (a former Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop fellow), composer and actor Matt Park, who has appeared, wearing a guitar and little else, in last season's Studio Retreat reading of Diana Oh's {my lingerie play}..., actor Mia Katigbak who has graced the BareBones Studio with her skills on many occasions, and director Jack Tamburri, who has participated in The Lark's Playground program.

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RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA

New York City Center Stage II

January 24th - April 16th

Written by Alan Hruska, a former Lark Board Member, Ring Twice for Miranda is a tragi-comedy set in difficult times, roiled by economic upheavals. A man known only as Sir rules with a vengeance, but it’s Miranda, a chambermaid, who adds intrigue to his life. When Elliot, the butler, is fired, she flees with him in defiance onto the frightening streets. All must soon make critical decisions with imperfect facts to guide them, since little in their world is as it appears.

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