Oscar Nominee José Rivera Named Lark's 2011-2012 Writer-In-Residence

News   Oscar Nominee José Rivera Named Lark's 2011-2012 Writer-In-Residence
Academy Award-nominated "Motorcycle Diaries" screenwriter José Rivera has been named the 2011-2012 writer-in-residence at the Lark Play Development Center.

Rivera, whose works also include Boleros for the Disenchanted, Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and a new adaptation of Kiss of the Spider Woman, will join 2011-2012 Lark playwriting fellows Bathsheba Doran (Kin), Mona Mansour (Urge for Going), Dominique Morisseau (Follow Me to Nellie's) and the Lark's 2011 PONY recipient, A. Rey Pamatmat (Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them).

The advisory panel, who will guide the playwrights throughout the development process, include Playwrights' Workshop leader Arthur Kopit,  as well as Tina Howe, David Henry Hwang, Theresa Rebeck, Mac Wellman and Doug Wright.

"Putting writers who have more production experience in the room with artists new to the scene allows them to experience fresh ideas, demonstrate new approaches, and break boundaries, while the early-career writers benefit from being in the room with those who have more experience in the field," Lark artistic director John Clinton Eisner said 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.

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