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LARK ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS FOR
PLAYWRIGHTS' WEEK 2007
In partnership with the Indo-American Arts Council

September 26 - October 1

Selected from over 500 submissions by the Lark's LitWing and a final selection committee, the Lark is proud to announce the following eight plays and playwrights for the Playwrights' Week 2007 Festival!

SAND by Trista Baldwin

THE DAY THE BIRD FLU CAME by Jonathan Yukich

VELOCITY by Daniel MacDonald

RAISINS, NOT VIRGINS by Sharbari Ahmed

SHE LIKE GIRLS by Chisa Hutchinson

NOBODY by Richard Aellen

CHILDREN AT PLAY by Jordan Seavey

GARY by Melinda Lopez

For Reservations please contact the Lark directly.
Please visit: www.larktheatre.org or call (212)-246-2676

Special Playwrights' Week 2007 Events!
  
MEET THE WRITERS
Wednesday, September 26 @ 8pm
Meet the 2007 Playwrights' Week Playwrights! Hear the writers read excerpts from their work and stay afterwards to mingle with food and drinks.
  
Indo-American Playwrights Celebration *SOLD OUT*
Monday, October 1 @ 8pm
Hosted by the Indo-American Arts Council, join us in celebrating Lark and IAAC's 7 year partnership, plus the 10th Anniversary of IAAC. The evening will feature excerpts from past South Asian Lark Alumni writers, the announcement of the 2007 IAAC Playwright-in-Residence, followed by a reception.
  
Read About The Shows!
  
SAND
By Trista Baldwin
Directed by Daniella Topol
A young American soldier goes off to a war in the Middle East on what he believes will be a short detour on his route to college, made possible by the U.S. Army. Instead he finds himself in the midst of a complex occupation. His personal history of violence and the history of violence in the country he is fighting for and against collide as his life and the lives of his fellow soldiers are irrevocably changed.
Thursday, September 27 @ 4pm
  
THE DAY THE BIRD FLU CAME
By Jonathan Yukich
Directed by Jim Aber
Could a plague really come? Two unassuming health officials investigate reports of an outbreak in a small town. No one could have anticipated what they find. A wildly, comical, thinly veiled look at fear, anxiety and talking birds in America.
Thursday, September 27 @ 8pm
 
VELOCITY
By Daniel Mac Donald
Directed by Sturgis Warner
A teenaged girl dares to challenge the laws of physics by exploding her dad out of the 73rd floor of his office tower and interviewing him as he falls. Dot's 15 year old world is coming crashing down and she's bound and determined to take everyone else along for the ride - all in six seconds.

Friday, September 28 @ 8pm
  
RAISINS, NOT VIRGINS
By Sharbari Ahmed
Directed by Shilarna Stokes
A tale of spiritual and political turmoil set against a backdrop of New York dating angst, this play traces the hilarious journey and jihad of a young American-Muslim as she traverses the minefields of identity and love.

Saturday, September 29 @ 4pm
  
SHE LIKE GIRLS
By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Candido Tirado
Inspired by the 2003 murder of a lesbian teenager in Newark, NJ, She Like Girls is the story of two inner-city high school girls who fall in love in a dangerously homophobic climate.

Saturday, September 29 @ 8pm
  
NOBODY
By Richard Aellen
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Explores the lives and friendship of Bert Williams and George Walker, African-American entertainers who create a blackface roles so rich and affecting that they can neither surpass nor escape them. Their signature song "Nobody" is recorded on cylinders that sell in the thousands, but the cost is high: In becoming somebody, they have become nobody.

Sunday, September 30 @ 4pm
  
CHILDREN AT PLAY
By Jordan Seavey
Directed by Jackson Gay
A tragic farce. Five friends make it through junior high and high school. Maybe.

Sunday, September 30 @ 8pm
  
GARY
By Melinda Lopez
Directed by Victor Maog
Stifled by a city in rapid decline, siblings Tommy, Mark and Annie don't have much to do but play video games and listen to music until one violent night changes everything. Their collective longing, frustrations and desires take on a haunting melody, as each offers up their own tragic verse.

Monday, October 1 @ 4pm
  

Lark would like to thank...
Playwrights' Week is made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts and The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.With special thanks to our lead partner organization, the Indo-American Arts Council.

With special thanks to our lead partner organization, the Indo-American Arts Council.

The official beverage sponsor of Playwrights' Week is General Bilimoria Wines.

Additionally, Lark's programming is generously supported by Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Theatre Wing, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Birch Foundation, Carnegie Coporation, The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, The John Golden Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, FONCA (Mexico Fund for Arts and Culture), The Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lucille Lortel Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State arts agency.

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