Lee, who has appeared on Broadway in Pacific Overtures, Urinetown, as well as in the premiere of David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face, will receive the $22,500 Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship.
Lee's one-year fellowship will include the development of a new playwright-actor project with an unspecified Lark playwright. He will also work closely with Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, who will serve as a mentor.
"It's incredibly encouraging and empowering to receive such a distinguished award," Lee said of the fellowship. "Not only does it grant me the space and time to improve my craft in a personalized, focused way, while forging relationships with mentors and peers who are pursuing parallel paths, but it's also deepening my relationship with the Lark, an institution whose purpose and personnel are an inspiration to the theatrical community."
Director Adrales, a former artistic associate for the Public Theater, is the recipient of the $70,000 New Generations Future Leaders Fellowship. Lark producing director John Clinton Eisner will mentor Adrales in the two-year program where Adrales will be involved full-time in artistic programming, planning, playwright support, dramaturgical work and directing productions for the company.
"The next two years will be dedicated to building my artistic life, navigating my artistic goals and learning through responsibility and observation how to be an effective leader. It is especially meaningful to work at The Lark which has been an artistic home for me for several years; I have seen it grow and change dramatically under John's leadership and am excited about being part of its ever growing success," said Adrales in a statement. For further information visit LarkTheatre.
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.