About Playwrights’ Week
Playwrights’ Week playwrights participate in an intensive seven-day retreat, designed to foster a peer-based community among the writers, their creative teams, and Lark’s staff, through a series of conversations around the work. Each new play receives ten hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focusing on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals.
The playwrights define their own goals for what they want to accomplish, and then spend the week together with each other and their collaborators, working to achieve those goals. Each writer has the company of six other extraordinary writers, who are there not just as a sounding board, but as a community.
Where Does Playwrights’ Week Take Place?
All readings will take place at the Lark BareBones Studio (311 W. 43rd St., 5th Floor (btw. 8th/9th).
FOR SOLD OUT DATES
A wait list will be started at the door thirty minutes prior to each performance. We will release tickets to the wait list five minutes before show time. The Lark has a great history of getting our wait list in. We hope to see you in attendance!
The Playwrights’ Week 2014 Lineup
MEET THE WRITERS
Monday, September 22 @ 7PM
Hear the playwrights read excerpts from their work and mingle with them at our kick off reception.
The Lark will also live-stream the event via this webpage and Howlround.TV’s live-streaming channel starting at 7PM ET on Monday, September 22nd and/or join the live-twitter conversation by using #TheatreTalk and #newplay, which will also start at 7PM ET on Monday, September 22nd. We will ask the seven playwrights two questions from those compiled during the Twitter chat. Tune in and come ready with your questions!
THE TIGER AMONG US
by Lauren Yee
Wednesday, September 24th @ 3PM
Being the only Hmong kids in town is tough, especially in Minnesota. But when a stranger’s arrival, mid-hunting season, threatens their tenuous existence, Lia and her brother Pao find themselves caught between their family and their dreams in this modern-day midwestern folktale.
THE LUCKY LADIES
by Dominic Finocchiaro
Wednesday, September 24th @ 7PM
Cindy, Dina, and Gina are contestants on America’s longest-running reality television dating show. However, when their Prince Charming suddenly goes missing, the girls must ask themselves: how long am I willing to wait for love, and just what am I willing to lose?
by Mando Alvarado
Thursday, September 25th @ 7PM
After the death of his mother, Eric – the oldest of three – traveled the world in search of global disasters to avoid his own familial responsibilities. When he returns, he finds the he’s no longer “the man of the house.”
by Diana Grisanti
Friday, September 26th @ 3PM
Ada works at a call center. Ada gets a call. Ada tries to help. Ada screws it up. INC. is the story of what happens when good intentions go terribly, terribly wrong.
by Walt McGough
Friday, September 26th @ 7PM
Maggie survived the end of the world, but now her daughter’s back and something isn’t right. The two women square off with survival on the line and nothing between them but a crude chalk circle hastily drawn on the ground.
GIRL OF GLASS
by Jennifer A. Kokai
Saturday, September 27th @ 3PM
Edgar, a delivery man, meets Truly who works in a strange shop, that she is never allowed to leave, filled with glowing glass jars. Every week Edgar visits her, falling more and more in love, but Truly is not who she seems to be.
NO MORE SAD THINGS
by Hansol Jung
Saturday, September 27th @ 7PM
A girl catches a last-minute flight to Maui. A boy finds the girl on the shores of Ka’anapali. Something strange and familiar pulls them closer, close enough to forget things that won’t stay forgotten.