Four Larks creates contemporary performance at the intersection of theatre, music, visual art and dance. Our junkyard operas combine large-scale immersive design with innovative orchestration and dynamic physical theatre.

Since 2008, we have created site specific performance work from the Getty Villa in Malibu to the Malthouse in Melbourne, and any number of abandoned buildings, forgotten alleyways and secret locations in between. Recent projects have been supported and commissioned by the Australia Council, the City of Melbourne and New Music USA. Four Larks is operated by Mat Diafos Sweeney (Artistic Director) and Sebastian Peters-Lazaro (Creative Producer), alongside an international network of friends and collaborators.

Our ProjectsWatch and Listen

Four Larks has received awards and accolades for performance, music, and design across the US and Australia.

Stage Raw Best sound design 2016
LA Weekly Best of LA 2015
KCRW Best OF 2015 2015
Ovation Award Best Ensemble 2015
Ovation Award Best music 2015
Bitter Lemons Best plays of 2015 2015
KCRW Best of 2014 2014
Bitter Lemons Favorite Plays of 2014 2014
Green Room Award Best music 2013
Time Out Best of 2012 2012
Green Room Award Best Music 2012
Green Room Award Best design 2012
The Age Best of 2011 2011
Green Room Award Best design 2011
Green Room Award Best music 2011
Green Room Award Best female performance 2011
TheatreNotes Best of 2010 2010
Green Room Award Best production 2010
Green Room Award Best ensemble 2010
East Bay Express Best of 2009 2009

Four Larks has received awards and accolades for performance, music, and design across the US and Australia.

Stage Raw Best sound design 2016 LA Weekly Best of LA 2015 KCRW Best OF 2015 2015 Ovation Award Best Ensemble 2015 Ovation Award Best music 2015 Bitter Lemons Best plays of 2015 2015 KCRW Best of 2014 2014 Bitter Lemons Favorite Plays of 2014 2014 Green Room Award Best ensemble 2010 East Bay Express Best of 2009 2009
Green Room Award Best music 2013 Time Out Best of 2012 2012 Green Room Award Best Music 2012 Green Room Award Best design 2012 The Age Best of 2011 2011 Green Room Award Best design 2011 Green Room Award Best music 2011 Green Room Award Best female performance 2011 TheatreNotes Best of 2010 2010 Green Room Award Best production 2010

Join Us

Four Larks is a proudly independent, artist operated collective. We rely on your generous support to make intimate performance experiences on a grand scale. Help us continue to create vibrant, genre-busting work by joining us as a patron, volunteer, or collaborator. Supporters are invited to join our ensemble of artists for special events and previews and are guaranteed premiere access to limited tickets and priority seating. Please consider making a donation below or contact us to explore how you can get involved.

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Secret Spaces

We collaborate with artists, audiences, and developers to activate city spaces and forge new creative communities. Our most recent performance installation site, Basic Flowers, created for The Temptation of St Antony, currently operates as a multi-use gallery, concert hall, and DIY performance lab in DTLA’s historic core. We are always looking for new partners and opportunities to collaborate- please don't hesitate to contact us.

Basic Flowers