Mark your calendars: Tuesday, September 18th, for LA FPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse: The Cake!
And we’ll see you on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1-4pm
It’s our next Gathering at Samuel French where we’ll chat and connect, eat and drink… and scheme about what’s ahead.
- Snacks and/or drinks to share
- Questions and ideas to scheme
- 1 page of your writing to be read aloud as a Micro-Read (if you’re a female writer!)
Also bring your friends; everyone is welcome – artists, activists & theater lovers!
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.
Be sure to grab your tickets while you can to our next LA FPI Night at the Geffen: Tuesday, September 18th for THE CAKE, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Jennifer Chambers.
Starting at 7pm, we’ll enjoy drinks in the lobby with fellow writers as well as Geffen audience members. who (surprise!) are curious about and want to hear from female playwrights!
Exclusive LA FPI ticket offer for THE CAKE: Code IDOLAFPI at www.geffenplayhouse.org/the-cake or call 310.208.5454 for $25 tickets ($17 plus fee). On the LA FPI Night, your ticket includes a free drink coupon! (Stop by the table in the lobby, which will be surrounded by fabulous women. 😉 )
Our LA FPI Nights the Geffen are a great success: Instigators joined us in June for SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Patricia McGregor and in February, 2018 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 then in the case of IRONBOUND, stay for a talkback with the show’s arstists.
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; LA FPI Night at EWP included a fab female playwright/director mixer.
And we had a blast in 2015 at our LA FPI 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 LA FPI 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 LA FPI Gathering in October, 2010 and to Rogue Machine for hosting!
LA FPI Spotlight
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