The Lark Play Development Center in New York City recently named award-winning playwright and Drama alum, Lloyd Suh ’01, its director of onsite programs. Suh first came to the Lark in 2006 as a member of the company’s renowned Playwrights’ Workshop. He was also the inaugural playwright in the pilot round of Launching New Plays into the Repertoire, a Lark initiative that promotes national collaborations around new plays by unheard voices. Suh’s plays include American Hwangap, The Children of Vonderly, Happy End of the World, Jesus in India, and Great Wall Story.
Lark’s artistic director, John Clinton Eisner, says, I take great pride that all our programs are designed and led by the artists who use them. That’s why it makes perfect sense that Lloyd, who has test-driven many of our programs and been a part of our Artistic Advisory Committee, should assume this important leadership position.,
Suh’s work has also been produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Magic Theatre (San Francisco), East West Players (Los Angeles), and at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He was a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts Arena Stage New Play Development Program, and has received fellowships and commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, and the Dramatists Guild. Suh previously served as co-director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab (2006’2010) and artistic director of Second Generation (2005’2009), and he is currently a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.