Hwang's Yellow Face had a reading Nov. 30, and Urueta's Danger of Bleeding Brown will be read Dec. 7 at the Lark Studio in midtown.
"While it has always been the Lark's mission to develop new plays, these next two in particular illustrate how the process remains a necessity to playwrights at all stages of their careers," according to The Lark. "Hwang (M. Butterfly, Flower Drum Song) is taking advantage of his reading in preparation for the upcoming premiere of Yellow Face at Center Theatre Group in May of 2007, as well as a production at The Public Theater. Meanwhile, Urueta (M.F.A. Playwriting, Brown University) represents perhaps the essence of the Lark's development program. He submitted his play through Lark's open submission process, his talent was noticed and a window of opportunity to develop his craft was created."
Thursdays at the Lark "involves playwrights engaging in intensive work with actors and a director to focus on the text of their play, followed by a public staged reading."
Yellow Face is "a biting and funny new work about race and identity in America." Danger of Bleeding Brown is "about race and relationships between a student and his professor."
In 2007, Thursdays at the Lark will continue with Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph (Huck & Holden), a new untitled play by Tanya Barfield (who penned Blue Door, a co-commission between Lark and Center Theatre Group) and Spinoza by Colin Greer. All readings are free, open to the public, take place at the Lark Studio, 939 Eighth Avenue (between 55th and 56th Streets) and start at 7 PM.
Visit www.larktheatre.org for details.
The Lark Play Development Center provides American and international playwrights with indispensable resources to develop their work, and is led by producing director John Clinton Eisner, managing director Michael Robertson, and artistic program director Daniella Topol.