29 new plays, 31 produced, 18 cities all from 1 apartment

"I was able to focus entirely on the production, publication, development, and creation of my plays."
- A. Rey Pamatmat, 2011 Fellow

"PoNY changed my life. It will change many lives. PoNY may change theatre, we just have to let it."
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"Because of PoNY I got a new agent, and, really, a fresh start."
- Carson Kreitzer, 2007 Fellow

"I was able to pay my bills. I made friends with the doorman. Did I mention I wrote a lot?"
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"The [apartment] location allowed me to be a really active member in the NY theatre community."
- A. Rey Pamatmat, 2011 Fellow

"I spent the year just writing, and I wrote six new plays."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"Thank you PoNY for changing my life, and changing the world."
- Carson Kreitzer, 2007 Fellow

"Thank you so much for your commitment to new plays and to new playwrights. This kind of fellowship is unprecedented."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"I wrote six new plays. I rewrote four others."
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"This is amazing. This would change everything for me."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"PoNY, in a few short years, has become a vital part of the ecology of New York theater. We are lucky PoNY exists."
- Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

"That year I finished 3 plays. I did some tweaks on THE MOUNTAINTOP, and I stayed in New York, which is where I was supposed to be."
- Katori Hall, 2009 Fellow

The PoNY Fellowship

Now in its eighth year, the Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship was founded by playwright Sandi Goff Farkas and the Lark Play Development Center, and was created to provide promising emerging playwrights with the financial freedom to hone their craft.

Learn more about the PoNY Fellowship.

  • PoNY plays by Sam Hunter, Tommy Smith, Tarell McCraney & Katori Hall topped Best of 2014 Lists in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York & Miami!

  • Dominique Morisseau named one of six inaugural playwrights in the new NEA funded program, New Play Frontiers, at People's Light in Pennsylvania.

  • Baltimore's Rep Stage will present Sam Hunter's THE WHALE (Jan. 13 - Feb. 1) & Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY (Apr. 29 - May 17).

  • Sam Hunter's POCATELLO premiered at Playwrights Horizons in December. Click to read the rave TimeOut review.

  • PoNY in Alaska! Perserverance Theatre in Anchorage kicks off the new year with Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP.

  • Katori Hall's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO premiered last November at the Signature Theater. Read Charles Isherwood's rave New York Times review!

  • Next stop for the rolling world premiere of Carson Kreitzer's LASSO OF TRUTH: Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City beginning January 28th!

  • Samuel D. Hunter wins MacArthur Award!
    Click here to read a blog post by
    the Lark's John Clinton Eisner

  • Eric Dufault named the 2014 PoNY Fellow! Click here to read more about Eric.

  • 2014 PoNY Fellow: Eric Dufault

    Eric Dufault

    Welcome to Eric Dufault, our 2014 PoNY Fellow! Eric's plays have been performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Youngblood as well as at the Flea Theatre, Marin Theatre, the 52nd Street Project, and more. Eric will move into the PoNY apartment in October, and we can't wait to see what he writes during his Fellowship year! CLICK HERE to read his full bio.

    PoNY 2.0

    After the Fellowship year, PONY 2.0 provides ongoing professional support with the mission to provide artistic homes and professional development opportunities for PoNY Playwrights.


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    Financial Bootcamp

    Attention Playwrights: Not a PoNY Fellow but could use some advice on managing your finances as a playwright? Recently, PoNY and Lark have expanded their Financial Bootcamp to provide winter and spring workshops to interested and eligible playwrights outside of the PoNY Fellows. READ MORE...

    Prized PoNYs

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