Events

We currently meet quarterly for LA FPI Gatherings (and Micro-Reads!) at the Samuel French Bookshop, and connect with The Vagrancy for Tactical Reads, plays written and directed by women.

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Next Gathering at Samuel French:

Saturday, September 13, 1-4 pm

BRING:

  • Snacks and/or drinks to share
  • Questions and ideas to scheme
  • 1 page of your writing to be read aloud as a Micro-Read
Click Here for Micro-Reads Guidelines

PLACE:

Samuel French 7623 Sunset Bl (east of Fairfax) in Hollywood

Thanks again to Joyce Mehess and crew for opening up the bookshop’s fabulous Green Room for food, wine, connections and Micro-Reads.

It works.

And stay tuned for our next LA FPI Night at a theater near you!

We had a blast at our LA FPI Night at The Pasadena Playhouse on June 13th, getting a group together to watch Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE, and then mingling & Micro-Reads by LA FPI playwrights, read by the cast.

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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Next Tactical Read from The Vagrancy:

TBA

 

Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd

More Info: Visit The Vagrancy Facebook Page

Click Here for Tactical Reads details and submission info.

Thanks to those of you who have joined us for Tactical Reads, 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! We want to continue our series of “theater mixers” at rotating theaters and venues which will 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 use our LA Theater Task Force to facilitate theater-going groups in the LA area and financially support female-authored plays onstage. (See Women at Work Onstage) We hope to 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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