The dawning scripts will be seen in public readings during the Festival, Sept. 30–Oct. 4.
Eight plays were chosen from over 600 submissions. This year's selections include:
Sweet Nothing: A (Grim) Fairy Tale by Stephanie Timm "takes us to a pillaged land once upon a time where a girl is offered a promise of living happily ever after by marrying a stranger across the sea, and discovers that hope might just be her worst enemy." Plays developed at the Lark regularly go on to full productions at theatres across the globe: Katori Hall's The Mountaintop played London's West End, Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro was produced by the Public Theater in New York, and Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo premiered at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.
A laboratory for new voices and new ideas, the Lark Play Development Center "provides playwrights with indispensable resources to develop their work." The Lark brings together actors, directors, playwrights and the community "to allow writers to learn about their own work by seeing and hearing it, and by receiving feedback from a dedicated and supportive community."
The Lark is led by producing director John Clinton Eisner and managing director Michael Robertson and artistic program Megan Monaghan. For more information visit www.larktheatre.org.
Indo-American Arts Council is a not-for-profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of "promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America." Visit www.iaac.us.