Great to see so many of you our September Gathering at Sam French, and also at LAFPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse: The Cake & LAFPI Night at Garry Marshall Theatre: Real Women Have Curves!
Now, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 1, 1-3:30pm: Our 4th Annual Holiday Micro-Read Hook-Up!
We’ll celebrate the season again with our friends at Sam French by connecting directors and actors and playwrights for
Special Holiday-Themed Micro-Reads.
1pm–> Connections over shared snacks and bevs. (Bring something sip or nibble on… wine = yes!)
2pm–> Micro-Reads begin.
All are invited; the afternoon is festive and FREE!
FEMALE-IDENTIFYING PLAYWRIGHTS: We’ve reached our limit for submissions, BUT but we’ll definitely have time for a few more Micro-Reads day-of, which will be cast on the fly. Your Micro-Read should be 1 page, 400 words or less on a holiday theme (we interpret this loosely).
Note:If you plan on coming with your Micro-Read in hand, bring enough copies for all actors and arrive at 12:30 to hopefully secure a spot!
We know you’ll all have a blast working with a pool of amazing actors and directors Kitty Lindsay, Kila Kitu, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Darcie Crager, Natalie Reiko, Vaneh Assadourian & Emily Lerer. And special thanks Maia Henkin, playing casting director!
Can’t wait to raise a glass, hear your plays, and spread cheer with you all! Always a wonderful way to celebrate another year of fantastic femme-theater in LA.
Samuel French 7623 Sunset Bl (east of Fairfax) in Hollywood
Thanks to Joyce Mehess and crew for opening up the bookshop’s fabulous Green Room for food, wine, connections and Micro-Reads.
LA FPI Nights at the theater are a great success!
In October, 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 we can’t thank the Geffen Playhouse enough for continuing to open its doors to all things femme-theater. Instigators joined us in September, 2018 for THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Jennifer Chambers; 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.
Got ideas and energy to spearhead something new in terms of Events? We’re here to help you make it happen!
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