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THE LARKING HOUSE 
PLAYWRIGHT'S INTENSIVE 

Formerly the "Garage Door Playwright's Intensive", the flagship program of our company was created to champion new works and uplift the voices of emerging playwrights.

Our digitally based intensives prioritize a connection with the global arts community at the heart of where theatrical storytelling begins: the script.

PLAYWRIGHT'S INTENSIVE EVENTS

  • ABYSS by Jarid McCarthy
    ABYSS by Jarid McCarthy
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    Location is TBD
    May 29, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:40 PM
    Location is TBD
    a world premiere play & resident project presented by The Larking house
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COLLABORATE

We will pair you up with an extraordinary emerging director and actors who will help you bring the words on your pages to life. 

Over the course of this week-long intensive program, two playwrights will have the opportunity to work digitally with a specially curated team of artists, make edits, add pages, etc. before your final  reading at the end of the week. 

 

PRESENT

After workshopping your piece throughout the week, our Zoom-based playwrights will have the time to present a final reading over Zoom to the company and a panel of industry professionals. 

Share your story!

 

GROW

At the end of your reading, there will be time for you to receive feedback on the play from the company and professionals who tune in. 

Be confident in your artistic voice and the stories you want to share with the world. We can't wait for you to come showcase your talent and grow with us!

 

IN-PERSON
OPPORTUNITIES

In order to deepen our connection with our local community, we are giving two Southern California-based playwrights the opportunity to join our team for a fully in-person intensive experience here in Anaheim, CA.

 

A live staged reading of the piece will be held  at the end of the process accompanied by a structured feedback session with hand selected industry professionals.

 

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PLAY SUBMISSIONS

CLOSED
Thank you to all who submitted to our intensives this year! We will be making decisions Mid-September. 

Submissions for our 2023-2024 intensive season are currently CLOSED

SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR  2023 Fall INTENSIVES ARE OPEN FROM

 AUGUST 1st at 12:00am and close AUGUST 20TH at 11:59pm 

Intensives will be held in week long increments

spanning Sunday-Saturday from

OCTOBER 15 TH-NOVEMBER 11 TH 

4 Pieces will be selected this year. 

2 zoom intensives open to writers from any geographical location and 2 in-person intensives open to SoCal resident to be facilitated in Anaheim, CA.

There is a $2 Reader's Fee for every submission sent to us to be paid by card via PayPal.

Your submission will not be read by our company readers until your Reader's Fee has been paid.

Plays must fall within the following criteria to be considered: 

-One Act (Plays or Musicals) 

-Full Length (Plays or Musicals

-Unpublished 

-Very Minimally or Completely Unproduced

Pay your Reader's Fee here:

 

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ABOUT OUR READER'S FEE...

We here at The Larking House understand that the imposition of a fee for submissions this year is a drastic change to how our program has functioned in the past. We are confident in our decision to implement it, but we wanted to assure you all that the collection of these fees will be allocated to stipends for the artists that donate their time and talent to making our intensives happen.   

We deeply appreciate your understanding, and any artist that finds this fee to be outside their means is encouraged to contact us  at larkinghousetheatre@gmail.com to discuss a waiver option. 

Thank you.

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