Mark your calendars for SWAN Day Los Angeles: Saturday, March 23rd at A Noise Within in Pasadena
We’re so glad to be hosted by our friends at A Noise Within, who will join us to present this Festival of Women Playwrights and Directors celebrating the 12th International Support Women Artists Now Day.
Part of ANW’s new Noise NOW initiative, the day will include readings of short plays by Elizabeth Bluth, Victoria Goring, Leelee Jackson, Starina Johnson & Penny Peyser as well as a number of 1-page Micro-Reads – directed by Susan Diol, Reena Dutt, Scarlett Kim, Kristen Lazarian, Jully Lee, Miranda Stewart & Hannah Wolf – plus time to eat, drink and connect with female artists for future collaborations.
Collaborators (actors, directors and women playwrights with Micro-Reads) should arrive at 12:30 pm; community members are welcome to join us starting at 1:30 pm; readings begin at 2:30 pm!
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Women Playwrights! Plan on bringing 1 page of your work to the festival; we’ll feature as many as we can in a special version of our Micro-Reads.
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Stay tuned for info on our next LAFPI Gathering!
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 – it’s been a warm, welcoming creative home since 2013!
LAFPI Nights at the theater are a great success!
We can’t thank the Geffen Playhouse enough for continuing to open its doors to all things femme-theater! 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.
We 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.
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 TOP 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!”
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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Check out some familiar faces at Tactical Reads and LAFPI Events…
(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!
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