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We Want Your Plays!

Be part of LA FPI’s SWAN Day Action Fest

A Festival of Women Playwrights & Directors

Saturday, March 29th.

Presented by Little Black Dress INK, the day’s events at Samuel FrenchBookshop in Hollywood will include a day of readings of 1-Act Plays and 2 rounds of our Micro-Reads (all performed by actors from our partners at The Vagrancy), plus time to eat, drink and connect with female artists for future collaborations.

Submission Deadline for One-Acts is Saturday, February 15th. 

Don’t have material to submit? Don’t worry.  Bring one page of your work to the festival and we’ll feature it in a special version of our Micro-Reads. Stay tuned for details!

Questions? Contact lafpi.updates@gmail.com.

Submission Guidelines:

We’re looking for 3-6 unproduced, unpublished 1-Acts between 20 & 50 minutes. (Plays can have been presented in readings or workshops, but brand new is great!)

Plays must be by LA female playwrights. (If you lay claim to LA you’re in. You do not have to be a member of LA FPI or currently live here, but preference will be given to playwrights who can attend and actively participate in the process. And if you’re not an LA FPI member, what are you waiting for? Join Us.)

Please send plays with no more than 5 characters (unless they all can be played by 5 actors).

Plays will be read through a blind submission process curated by Little Black Dress INK.  Only 1 play per playwright, please.

Selected plays will be paired with a working female director, cast with actors from The Vagrancy and presented in a rehearsed reading.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 15th!

To submit, send an email to lafpi.updates@gmail.com with the subject line SWAN Day Action Fest + your name. 
Include a short bio in your email and attach the following as PDF FILES:
  • BLIND COPY of your play (your name should not appear anywhere in file, even the title page)
  • TITLE PAGE with your name and contact information
  • CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS as a separate page if not included in above

Thanks, and we look forward to reading your work!


  • By Nance Parry, January 30, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    How many pages is 50 minutes? Thanks.

  • By jenniewebb, January 31, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Figure under 50 pages, unless you’ve a lot of long speeches.

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