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.

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. 

 

In order to deepen our connection with our local community, we are giving one Southern California-based playwright 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 Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana, California at the end of the process accompanied by a structured feedback session with hand selected industry professionals.

 

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!

 

 

NEW IN 2022

Videos created by Thomas Challain ​

 
 

PLAY SUBMISSIONS

CLOSED
Submissions for our 2022-2023 intensive season are currently CLOSED. 


 

SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR  2022 INTENSIVES WILL BE OPEN

 SEPTEMBER 1ST 12:00am - SEPTEMBER 18TH 11:59pm

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) 

-Unpublished 

-Very Minimally or Completely Unproduced

In order to qualify writers must be available for the majority of least one of the following weeks in November: 

Digital Intensive 1: November 6-12

Digital Intensive 2: November 13-19

**In-Person Intensive: November 27-December 3

**Only Southern California Playwrights will be considered for this week

 

Scripts should be emailed in PDF format to larkinghousetheatre@gmail.com.

In your email, please include a brief synopsis of your show, Casting requirements (race, gender, age specifics), and a production history (if there is one)​.

**NOTE: IF YOU RESIDE IN SOCAL AND WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR OUR IN-PERSON INTENSIVE, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL.

 

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 to discuss a waiver option. 

Thank you.