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Call for Submissions from Playwrights Outside the US: HotINK at the Lark 2013 (play festival in New York)

Deadline: 15 October 2012

Since hotINK became part of the Lark Play Development Center in 2011, the focus of the festival has been entirely on writers and plays from abroad. In 2012, hotINK at the Lark featured work by Nikolai Khalezin (Belarus), Ivan Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Suzie Bastien and Michael Mackenzie (Canada), Giorgos Neophytou (Cyprus), Jessica Cooke (Ireland), Aleksey Scherbak (Latvia), Taher Najib (Israel/Palestine), Linda McLean (Scotland) and Jean Tay (Singapore) and outstanding directors and actors from the New York theater, including Satya Bhabha, Reed Birney, Kathleen Chalfant, Alvin Epstein, Joe Grifasi, Adam LeFevre, Lisa Peterson, Elizabeth Rich, Lisa Rothe, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Giovanna Sardelli, Heidi Schreck and Sturgis Warner.

hotINK at the Lark will present work by six playwrights from outside the United States in readings at the Lark Play Development Center, April 17-22. Each play will be presented once, following two days workshop/rehearsal with a distinguished director and actors from the New York theater community. In addition, special events are planned for visiting playwrights and translators. Readings are attended by fellow writers from U.S. and abroad, literary managers, producers, artistic directors, translators, dramaturgs, scholars, journalists, educators, students and New York theatre audiences.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (Please read carefully)

• Submission deadline: October 15, 2012.

• Full-length plays in English from any country outside the U.S. that have not had productions in the U.S. are welcome. We are currently unable to consider musicals. We can only accept one play from each author.

• Include in your submission:

  • contact information, including email address
  • a short author bio
  • the name of translator, if applicable, and translator’s email address
  • a short synopsis of the play and a list of characters, each briefly described.
  • A description, in one page or less, of how you would use the hotINK at the Lark 2-day workshop to investigate and strengthen specific aspects of your play or translation. This information is vital to the Lark’s decision-making process. We ask that you be specific about your goals as possible.
  • Author’s primary residence for the past five years must be outside the United States.
  • Please also advise us as to your knowledge of English, so that we can provide the appropriate communication support. Proficiency in English is not expected or required of selected playwrights.
  • If a selected play has been translated from another language, written permission from the translator must be provided.

• Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

• Please email your submission, including script and supporting materials, in one PDF or Word document to: hotink@larktheatre.org by October 15, 2012.


• Scripts not submitted according to the above guidelines will not be considered.

• Selected playwrights will be notified by mid-December.

• Travel to NYC for hotINK at the Lark, as well as accommodations for selected playwrights will be provided by the Lark Play Development Center


For queries: email hotINK at the Lark Program Director Catherine Coray at catherine@larktheatre.org

For submissions: hotink@larktheatre.org

Website: http://www.larktheatre.org

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