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

Composer / Director Mat Sweeney and Creative Producer Sebastian Peters-Lazaro have been creating original work as Four Larks since 2008. They explore new modes of lo-fi performance and ritual in intimate and unexpected locations. Alongside an international collective of collaborators, Four Larks work variously as chamber-pop band, physical theatre ensemble, and immersive space-makers.

Four Larks currently operates out of a former flower shop in downtown Los Angeles. Their last play, The Temptation of St Antony, was awarded and commended by the Ovation Awards, the Stage Raw Awards, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, KCRW, Fabrik, and Theatre Magazine. Last year they presented an immersive concerto, Undine, with support from New Music USA, and developed a new work, ὕμνος (hymns), at the Getty Villa- with a full production forthcoming.

Our ProjectsWatch and Listen

threnodies (music from katabasis)
threnodies (11.16 & 11.17)
k a t a b a s i s
k a t a b a s i s
LACO : SESSION : no.2
LACO :: SESSION no.2
LACO : SESSION : no.1
LACO :: SESSION no.1
Undine
Undine
ὕμνος / hymns (in development)
ὕμνος / hymns (in development)
The Temptation of St Antony
The Temptation of St Antony
LBF
La Bibliothèque Fantastique (series)
Basic Flowers
Basic Flowers (space)
Orpheus
Orpheus
The Plage Dances
The Plague Dances
Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
The Fate of Franklin & His Gallant Crew
The Fate of Franklin & His Gallant Crew
The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
The Invitation
The Invitation

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 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