Events

We currently meet quarterly for LAFPI Gatherings + Micro-Reads, organize events like LAFPI Nights at the theater, and have other plans up our collective sleeves.

Thanks to those of you who joined su for our Fall LAFPI Gathering at The Broadwater! A  huge thank you to Sacred Fools Theater Company for hosting us!

So looking forward to our first LAFPI Night at United Stages: The 7 Stages of Grieving by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman on Thursday, November 7 at the Skylight Theatre.

This exciting solo performance is the first professional Aboriginal production in Los Angeles. On November 7th, meet fellow playwrights at 7:30 for pre-show wine and convo, and following the hour-long performance, plan to stay for a short talkback with performer Chenoa Deemal and director Jason Klarwein, moderated by Sam Cook, a female Indigenous Australian arts leader now based in LA.

For the LAFPI Night on 11/7, use the code LAFPI for $15 tix which include a drink!

FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/366126927603493/

More Show Info:  www.unitedstages.org/the-7-stages-of-grieving

Great to see so many of you at our #HFF19 Fringe Femmes Gathering in May at Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles!

Thanks also to our friends at A Noise Within for a fantastic celebration of SWAN Day Los Angeles 2019 in March as part of  ANW’s new Noise NOW initiative!

Questions or ideas about what’s next? Contact lafpi.updates@gmail.com

Looking back, so glad so many of you were able to take part in our final event at our home for the past six years, Samuel French Bookshop, last December.

Many thanks to Joyce Mehess and crew at Samuel French for opening up the bookshop’s fabulous Green Room for food, wine, connections and Micro-Reads from 2013-2018!

LAFPI Nights at the theater are a great success! 

Thanks to all of you who joined us in August for our first LAFPI Night at the Odyssey: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS. It was great to have a chance to see this ground-breaking feminist work by María Irene Fornés, directed by Denise Blasor, in good femme company!

Many thanks to the Odyssey, as well – we hope this is the first of many nights at this LA theater, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

And we can’t thank the Geffen Playhouse enough for continuing to open its doors to all things femme-theater!

We had a fantastic time at LAFPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse: The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Kimberly Senior.

LAFPI Night at the Geffen for Inda Craig-Galván’s Black Super Hero Magic Mama, directed by  Robert O’Hara was an amazing evening, and then some. 

In October, 2018, our LAFPI Night at Garry Marshall Theatre for Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López, directed by Mary Jo DuPrey, gave us the chance to celebrate GMT’s production, which had an all-women design team!

And Instigators gathered in 2018 for three LAFPI Nights at the Geffen:

in September for THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Jennifer Chambers;

in June for SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Patricia McGregor; and in February for IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok, directed by Tyne Rafaeli

It was terrific to bring together women playwrights, women directors and audience members before the show, enjoy the performance, and in the case of IRONBOUND, stay for a talkback with the show’s artists.

ewp_kentucky_800x800_v1We were proud to be East West Players’ Community Partner in 2016 for their production of Leah Nanako Winkler’s KENTUCKY, directed by Deena Selenow; LAFPI Night at EWP included a fab female playwright/director mixer. 

 

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And we had a blast in 2015 at our LAFPI Nights at Pasadena Playhouse, bringing together groups of up to 77 for Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE, Diana Son’s STOP KISS & REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina López.  Thanks so much to Seema Sueko and her crew for making these happen.

Do you have any ideas for companies or productions to approach?  We want to connect with theatermakers, share our work, and fill the house to deliver the message, “It Pays to Produce Plays by Women!”

Gathering w BitchPack + Vagrancy at Samuel FrenchFor more info go to our Facebook Page, check us out on Instagram and join our Twitter  conversation.

SF Reading

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THANKS! to those of you who joined us in 2013/14 for Tactical Reads, produced by The Vagrancy, to Atwater Crossing for kicking the program off, and to Rogue Machine Theatre, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Working Stage, Park La Brea, studio/stage & Theatre Asylum for giving shelter.

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NUMBERS by Mar Gomez Glez, directed by Brenda Varda

 

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MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD (Hee Hee) by Rachel Skytt, directed by Reena Dutt

 

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THE LIAR PARADOX by Kristin Idaszak, directed by Sabina Ptasznik – post-read discussion at Theatre Asylum with Cort Brinkerhoff

 

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WORD OF THE DAY by Katherine Murphy, directed by Laura Steinroeder

 

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A SONG FOR A SURFER by Callan Stout, directed by Katie Witkowski – with Cort Brinkerhoff at SOSE

 

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MY FIRST, MY FIST, MY BLEEDING, SEEDED SPIRIT by Megan Breen, directed by Caitlin Hart at studio/stage

 

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Director Sarah Doyle and playwright Jennifer Maisel discuss OUT OF ORBIT after the read at The Working Stage

 

Mary F. Casey’s THE ACTUAL MOMENT IN TIME BOB ROGERS FOUND LOVE, directed by Sabina Ptasznik, at SOSE

 

Sabina Ptasznik leads the discussion after Nancy Beverly’s HANDCRAFTED HEALING at RMT

 

Cindy Marie Jenkins captures Paula Cizmar’s STRAWBERRY at ATX – an incredible start to the series!

Got ideas and energy to spearhead something new in terms of Events?  We’re here to help you make it happen!

Contact lafpi.updates@gmail.com.

Check out some familiar faces at Tactical Reads and LAFPI Events…


Thanks to Gethsemane Church for being such gracious hosts for our meetings in 2012!

 

Cheers to those of you who joined us for LAFPI’s first “BYO Mix” Mixer in 2010, and a big thank you to NoHo’s Eclectic Company Theatre for hosting.

Thanks to Gethsemane Church for being such gracious hosts in 2012!

Many thanks to instigators who helped us move forward at our Spring Gathering in May, 2011 and to the very FPI-friendly Theatricum Botanicum for hosting.

Thanks again to Brenda Varda and wordspace for hosting our 1st LAFPI Gathering of 2011 in February… and to Cindy Marie Jenkins for her super online networking workshop.

(No, it’s not a secret!  If you ask nicely, we’ll tell you all about our candle-lit – and wine-infused! –  Outreach & Planning Meeting in January, 2011.) Great energy, ladies, and thanks so much to 55 Degree Wine in Atwater Village! Thanks to all of you who joined us for the 4th LAFPI Gathering in October, 2010 and to Rogue Machine for hosting!


Photo by Larry Dean Harris

LAFPI Spotlight

Native Voices New Play Festival 2008 Kudos to Los Angeles’ Native Voices at the Autry. Founded in 1999, Native Voices is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American and First Nation playwrights. About 70% of the works Native Voices has supported have been written by women. Photo by Stephanie Lein Walseth Used by permission