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What We Do

Our Model

The Lark’s purpose is to empower playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community. 

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It all begins with the playwright.

When writers are free to write what they choose, in the ways that they choose, they are able to convey unique visions of the world. By investing in extraordinary playwrights, we commit to their capacity as powerful agents of civic dialogue, cultural expression and global exchange.

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We provide playwrights with artistic resources and a global community.

Through a broad range of initiatives, we provide writers with money, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections and the freedom to design their own processes of exploration. Using innovative strategies and partnerships, we connect playwrights to local communities in the U.S. and reach across international boundaries to offer exchanges, residencies, and translation opportunities to playwrights from around the globe. 

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When playwrights flourish, it benefits audiences, communities, and the world.

The Lark exists to change the lives of playwrights.  Playwrights change the world.   The Lark is investing in theater’s ancient and enduring role as a public forum for society to imagine its future through storytelling.  

 

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We are a community supported organization.

This model is possible because of the artistic, time, and monetary contributions of our community members.  Leadership support for The Lark's year-round activities is provided by Rita Goldberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Morris and Alma Shapiro Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Shubert Foundation and many more.

Get Involved

Interested in how YOU can get involved at The Lark?  In addition to the 40 free, public events each year,  you can submit a script, volunteer, become a donor and more. 

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