FILLING THE GAP

by Desireé York Until I’m actually sitting in the audience and watching it with my own eyes, I don’t think I will truly believe that my play, THE PUPPETEER, is receiving a professional production this January!  I can remember when it took its first steps as a short play in college six years ago.  Since … Continue reading FILLING THE GAP

The FPI Files: “Mama Metal” is Ready to Make Some Noise

by Desireé York Sigrid Gilmer’s “Mama Metal” packs an emotional punch.  A testimonial to a life turned upside down, Sigrid takes us on a raw, unapologetic journey full of vulnerable heartbreak, stabbing humor and cold metal fury.   “Mama Metal,” presented by IAMA Theatre Company, runs May 23-June 23 at Atwater Village Theatre.  LAFPI was fortunate … Continue reading The FPI Files: “Mama Metal” is Ready to Make Some Noise

The FPI Files: Wendy Graf’s “Exit Wounds”

 by Desireé York Women writers aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions and neither is Wendy Graf in her play Exit Wounds, one of two recipients of the Moss & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Silver Medallion, playing through December 16 at GTC Burbank. So LAFPI decided to ask Wendy some questions of our own. … Continue reading The FPI Files: Wendy Graf’s “Exit Wounds”

FPI Profiles

Meet LAFPI’s Persons of Interest – voices at the forefront of the movement, and artists working behind the scenes: Tiffany Antone, Jennifer Ashe, Jennifer Bobiwash, Debbie Bolsky, Robin Byrd, Elena Campbell-Martínez, Eloise Coopersmith, Chris Farah, Kitty Felde, Laura Ferejohn, Synidie Fontes, Diane Grant, Leelee Jackson, Janice Kennedy, Kristen Lazarian, Kitty Lindsay, Rasika Mathur, Alyson Mead, … Continue reading FPI Profiles

The FPI Files: Femmes Working It Onstage and Off at Theatre of NOTE

 by Desireé York A production composed of bad-ass broads on and off the stage?  We are there!  LA FPI caught up with playwright Gina Femia and asked her about her play For The Love Of (or the roller derby play), receiving its  West Coast Premiere of at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, directed by Rhonda Kohl … Continue reading The FPI Files: Femmes Working It Onstage and Off at Theatre of NOTE

The FPI Files: “Fiery Feminism” and Comedy Collaborate in DENIM DOVES

 by Desireé York In our current political climate, we need theatre more than ever.  Theatre can reflect the challenges of our current reality or it can invite audiences to escape it. Let’s hear from artists who seem to find a way to do both, like playwright Adrienne Dawes and director Rosie Glen-Lambert, in Denim Doves … Continue reading The FPI Files: “Fiery Feminism” and Comedy Collaborate in DENIM DOVES

The FPI Files: Breaking the Silence–“The House on Mango Street” adapted by Amy Ludwig

by Desireé York Currently, Amy Ludwig’s adaptation of The House on Mango Street is considered a politically charged play.  Why should this coming of age story about Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina living in the city of Chicago, be the center of such controversy?  Because until recently, Tuscon Unified School District in Arizona had banned the book of … Continue reading The FPI Files: Breaking the Silence–“The House on Mango Street” adapted by Amy Ludwig

The FPI Files

Know a female or FPI-friendly theater, company or artist? Contact us at lafpi.updates@gmail.com.  “Ageless” in a #BraveNewWorld @ Santa Monica Rep by Carolina Xique “We’re living in unprecedented times…” How many times have you heard that in the last two months? Living in the thick of Los Angeles County, one can’t deny the effects that … Continue reading The FPI Files

Resources

We like to serve as a springboard to help LA-area theatermakers connect to female playwrights and theater artists, a starting point for women artists to investigate opportunities locally, and a source for theatergoers who want to support the work of women onstage. If you are a female theater artist, you ARE a resource: Send us your … Continue reading Resources