Events

We currently meet quarterly for LA FPI Gatherings (+ Micro-Reads!) at the Samuel French Bookshop, help organize LA FPI Nights at the theater (which may include Micro-Reads) and have other plans up our collective sleeves.

420489_10150692682910339_1912988866_nThanks to all of you who joined us for our Summer Gathering & Fringe Femmes Gathering at Sam French!

Please join us Saturday, September 26th, 1:30 pm for

365-Women-A-Year-Text365 Women A Year in Los Angeles

An afternoon of new plays about extraordinary women in history, written by California women playwrights as part of 2014’s
365 Women A Year: A Female Playwriting Project.


Starting at 1:30 pm on Sat, 9/26, Samuel French Bookshop will again be home to FREE readings, refreshments & connections to women artists… be inspired by some incredible stories and get involved in this exciting, international project! 365 Women Info Here

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And make plans for our next LA FPI Night
at The Pasadena Playhouse on Thurs, Oct 1:
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES
by Josefina López
directed by Seema Sueko

Looking forward to seeing this hot hot show with a group of LA FPI Instigators, followed by drinks, mingling + Micro-Reads with Playhouse artists.

Grab Seats Here* – act fast to guarantee your Micro-Read is included!

And help spread the word by forwarding this link for tix over 50% off: www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/lafpi

*pun intended

We’ve had a blast at our last two LA FPI Nights, bringing together groups of 50-77 for Diana Son’s TOP KISS and Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE.

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 and join our Twitter  conversation.

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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

MJ 2 TR

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

Liar Paradox TR

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

A Song for a Surfer

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

Nina Harada+Tamika Katon-Donegal TR

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

Director Sarah Doyle & Jennifer Maisel after OUT OF ORBIT Tactical Read

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 past LA FPI Events.

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

Cheers to those of you who joined us for LA FPI’s first “BYO Mix” Mixer.

And a big thank you to NoHo’s Eclectic Company Theatre for hosting.

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 LA FPI 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 LA FPI Gathering in October, 2010!

And to Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater for graciously hosting.

 

 

Click Here if you’d like to help us arrange FPI Meets, Special Offers, Discounts and group theater-going opportunities!

 

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Photo by Larry Dean Harris

On we go! Our next goal is to arrange a series of “theater mixers” to  introduce more women playwrights to theatermakers; these receptions will include other female and male theater artists.
We’d love to find someone to take charge and facilitate theater-going groups in the LA area to support female-authored plays onstage. (Women at Work Onstage) And we can tie some of these events to our “mixers,” held to recognize a theater that’s producing work by a women playwright.

LA FPI 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

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