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

Read More LA FPI News Here


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

 


LA FPI Spotlight

FringeBe sure to check out the “Women on the Fringe” playing in Encore! Performances through July! 

 

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21 thoughts on “

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 http://www.synchrotheatre.com. Producing Artistic Director is Rachel May.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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