It’s a fact: Female playwrights are critically underrepresented on stages across the country.

And we’re taking positive action here in LA.

The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative is an LA-based movement working to ensure that women playwrights are fairly represented on local stages, and beyond…

We’re here to support plays by women in Los Angeles, and also the theaters, collaborators and producers who are putting them onstage.

If you’re a female playwright, we want to promote you, help connect you with other theater artists, and be a springboard to facilitate new projects and ideas.

Whether you’re a playwright, theatermaker or theatergoer – male or female – join forces with us!

“Powder Puff Pilots,” book by Marian Partee, lyrics by Noelle Donfeld, music by Cindy O’Connor (photo by Sandra Cruz)

Read Larry Dean Harris’ article on LA FPI in
The Dramatist

Click Here to read about LA FPI’s start in LA STAGE Times!

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Wouldn’t you like to say,

“I’m with the FPI?”

Become part of the movement.

“A theatre that is missing the work of women is missing half the story, half the canon, half the life of our time.  That is the situation we have now.”

Marsha Norman

Click Here to read Marsha Norman’s “Not There Yet” in American Theatre Magazine

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 still onstage in Encore Performances!


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  • By Larry Dean Harris, April 30, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    Brava and congratulations! I know I’m the odd man out (literally!) on this site, but I just wanted to extend my kudos to LAFPI. As I’ve always said, “Boys are boring! Women are always more fun at parties.” So I’m excited about the work that is happening here. Rock on, fabulous women!
    — Larry Dean Harris, playwright + LA regional rep for the Dramatists Guild

  • By SandraCruze, September 8, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    Glad there is someone who is shedding light on women and their words. I tire of being a spectator for and to men. Thanks LA FPI

  • By Jean Colonomos, November 28, 2010 @ 11:43 am

    This is such a wonderful breakthrough for all women playwrights. I applaud all the cast of LAPFI and have had great experiences with these knowledgeable women. Thank you so much for creating a much needed voice.

    Jean Colonomos – Playwright, poet and Associate Artist with Playwrights’ Arena

  • By Kathy Janich, March 21, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    I’m thrilled you guys exist … and i wish we could grow you to cities around the country. You might be interested in hooking up with Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, GA. About 80 percent of its work is by women playwrights. The company was founded, and is run, by women. It also hires women directors, technicians, designers and looks for plays with good role for women. you can find them at Producing Artistic Director is Rachel May.

  • By jenniewebb, March 21, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    Hey Kathy – glad you found us! We will definitely reach out to Synchronicity Theatre . . . connections towards growth, huh?

  • By Marguerite Fair, March 22, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    I love your organization and want to get to some events. Thanks. Marguerite Fair – Kosciewicz

  • By Ann P Meredith, August 25, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Completely support LA FPI
    Please let me know how I can become more involved

  • By Ann P Meredith, December 3, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Can hardly belive I have been in LA 4 months already!
    Please let me know whats going on
    Want very much to connect

  • By Martha Patterson, March 2, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Am a Boston-based playwright and would like to be on your mailing list! Thanks!

  • By jenniewebb, March 3, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Hi Martha – thanks for finding us! Join us here:

  • By Mildred Lewis, June 7, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    If no one has told you lately, thanks for all the hard work in keeping this vital resource going. And with such excellence. Let’s keep moving forward together.

  • By Jane Edwina Seymour, March 30, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    I attended the SWAN DAY ACTION FEST at Samuel French Bookshop on Saturday 29th March and had a great time. A wonderful forum for women playwrights to have their ‘voice’ heard and their plays read in a supportive positive atmosphere. It was very well organized and it was also a wonderful networking environment too. Many thanks for a great day, congratulations one and all responsible for making it happen. And kudos to Samuel French for providing the space for all this excellent creative work to take pace.

  • By Robin Byrd, March 31, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    So glad you could join us; it was a wonderful day of celebration!

  • By jenniewebb, April 2, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    It was great to meet you, Jane! Looking forward to exploring your wonderful work!

  • By Pam Forrest, January 8, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    Thrilled to find the FPI. Ashamed I didn’t know sooner. Brilliant!

  • By Jennie Webb, January 9, 2016 @ 9:26 am

    NO to shame 😉 So glad you found us… see you soon, I hope!

  • By Debbie Miller, March 15, 2016 @ 11:08 am

    Please add me to your email list. I’m a Brooklyn,NY playwright.

  • By Jennie Webb, March 16, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

    Will do, Debbie! Or if you want to tell us any more about yourself, shoot us your info thru this link!

  • By Babs Greyhosky, November 10, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    I’m a retired TV writer/producer who has finished a play and I don’t know what to do next. This sounds like the kind of community of support I’ve been looking for. Please add me to your email list.

  • By Jennie Webb, November 10, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

    Hey Babs! Thanks so much for finding us. I will add you, but if you want to send us more info, here’s the direct link:

    Also, here’s a link to our last EBlast:
    We hope to see you on Dec 2 at Sam French for our Holiday Event… more info soon!

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