Pamatmat, who is also the 2010 Princess Grace Award Playwright Fellow, will receive a $27,000 stipend from the Lark, as well as housing and artistic support from the organization's playwriting team. The Lark Playwrights' Workshop is lead by Arthur Kopit and includes advisors Tina Howe, David Henry Hwang, Theresa Rebeck and Doug Wright.
"It’s a miracle," Pamatmat said in a statement. "I don't know how else to describe the effect it will have on my life as both a writer and a human. The honor of being chosen as the 2011 PONY Fellow will give me room to actually learn what it means to be a playwright."
Previous PONY fellows include Tommy Smith (The Wife), Katori Hall (The Mountaintop), Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise) and Carson Kreitzer (Behind the Eye).
The 2011 PONY finalists include Peter Gil-Sheridan, Michael Lew, Mona Mansour and Jackie Sibblies Drury.
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Founded in 1994, the Lark is a laboratory for new voices and new ideas, the Lark Play Development Center provides American and international playwrights with indispensable resources to develop their work, nurturing artists at all stages in their careers, and inviting them to freely express themselves in a supportive and rigorous environment. By reaching across international boundaries, the Lark seeks out and embraces new and diverse perspectives from writers in all corners of the world.