Playwrights' Week Festival

Selected writers 2013
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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

LARK Play Development Center
939 Eighth-Avenue, Suite 301
(bet 55th - 56th Streets)
New York, NY 10019 USA
Phone: +01 (212)-246-2676
Fax: +01 (212)-246-2609

Festival Description

Mark your calendar for the Annual Playwrights' Week. The Festival takes place at the LARK Play Development Center. The program includes the readings of new plays, and there will be three events to help celebrate Playwrights’ Week. There will be a Meet The Writers event where each writer will talk a bit about themselves and read an excerpt from their play. The programming also includes a moderated panel discussion. All Playwrights’ Week readings and events are free and open to the public. All events are FREE, however RSVP’s are REQUIRED +01 212-246-2676, Extension 24.

Festival Dates September 23 - 28, 2013
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Festival Story:

Playwright’s Week Festival is produced through the concerted efforts of The LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER and The INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL. The Lark Play Development Center is a laboratory for new voices and new ideas, 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 company reaches into untapped local populations and across international boundaries to seek out and embrace unheard voices and diverse perspectives, celebrating differences in language and worldviews. The Lark also plays a leading role in advancing unknown writers and their works to audiences through carefully stewarded partnerships with a host of theaters, universities, community-based organizations, and NGOs, locally, nationally and globally. The Lark is led by Producing Director, John Clinton Eisner and Managing Director, Michael Robertson.

INDO-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL is a registered 501(c) 3 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. The IAAC supports all artistic disciplines in the classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. IAAC works cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding. IAAC’s focus is to work with artists and arts organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists and arts organizations from India to exhibit, perform and produce their works here. For more information on the Indo-American Arts Council, visit:


Festival Events:

Selected writers 2013:
  • Fight Call, by Jessica Brickman
    • A promising young actor and a stage veteran test the boundaries of trust when one of them threatens to commit an act of real violence on stage during a performance.
  • Deacon of the Bronx, by Matt Dellapina
    • On his summer break from seminary, Fab – a priest with a rage problem – is back in his old neighborhood. Hoping to get a fresh taste of real life, he soon finds all his bonds to the upper borough tearing away. Except maybe one.
  • The Tomb of King Tot, by Eric Dufault
    • A mother grieving the loss of her child channels her emotions into a comic strip wherein a child-pharaoh journeys through the Egyptian afterlife.
  • Dreams of the Penny Gods, by Callie Kimball
    • Born into a criminal family hiding out in a storage facility, 13-year-old Bug has transformed herself into a high priestess who raises the dead. One morning, her incantations work, setting off an acceleration of events that end in an Armageddon that launches her into the world.
  • Lasso of Truth, by Carson Kreitzer
    • A play about William Marston, inventor of both the lie detector machine and Wonder Woman (yes, both…), and the women he loved, both of whom served as inspiration for the famous character.
  • Guadalupe in the Guest Room, by Tony Meneses
    • After the unexpected death of her daughter, Guadalupe Castillo must learn to navigate the world around her in a language she hardly understands, as well as learn to navigate the American husband her daughter left behind.
  • Perse, by August Schulenburg
    • When Melinda helps her teenage student Perse make a music video, its sudden fame sets them on a journey of unexpected intimacy and loss.


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Practical Info:

  • All events take place at
    LARK Play Development Center
    939 Eighth-Avenue, Suite 301
    New York, New York 10019
  • Mass transportion
    A,B,C,D,1 to Columbus Circle, and N, Q, R, W to 57th Street
  • For information visit or call 212-246-2676, extension 24


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