BroadwayWorld announces The Lark, a theater company devoted to the support of visionary playwrights and the development of new plays, is thrilled to announce five New York City-based playwrights have been named as the 2018-19 Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellows. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays.
This year the five fellows, selected by members of The Lark’s artistic team, are: Nathan Alan Davis, who received The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center for his play The Wind and the Breeze; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of An Octoroon (Obie Award); Sylvia Khoury, whose play Against the Hillside, developed in The Lark’s 2016 Playwrights’ Week, received its world premiere at Ensemble Studio Theatre earlier this year; Lauren Yee, who recently won the Horton Foote Prize for her play Cambodian Rock Band, developed through The Lark’s Roundtable program; and Arthur Kopit, a three-time Tony Nominee for his plays Indians, Wings, and for the book to the musical Nine. Arthur, who created the program and served as its Director since it was formed in 2001, will take a hiatus from his previous role to participate in the workshop this season as its Writer in Residence.
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