It’s a fact: Female playwrights are critically underrepresented on stages across the country.
And we’re taking positive action here in LA.
The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative is an LA-based movement working to ensure that women+ playwrights are fairly represented on local stages, and beyond…
We’re here to support plays by women+ and nonbinary writers in Los Angeles, and also the theaters, collaborators and producers who are putting them onstage.
If you’re a femme-identifying or nonbinary playwright, we want to promote you, help connect you with other artists, and be a springboard to facilitate new projects and ideas.
Whether you’re a playwright, theatermaker or theatergoer – of any gender – join forces with us!
- See Plays by Women on LA stages
- Follow our Persons of Interest Blog
- Come to one of our upcoming Events
- Use and look for our Logo
- Read the LAFPI Study of LA theaters and LA playwrights
- Check out our Podcasts
- Get important Resources – and promote yourself as a resource for other artists
Wouldn’t you like to say,
“I’m with the FPI?”
Become part of the movement.
“A theatre that is missing the work of women is missing half the story, half the canon, half the life of our time. That is the situation we have now.”
Marsha Norman, “Not There Yet,” American Theatre Magazine
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Brava for all that you do for female playwrights! – Best, Joni Ravenna
Thank you for doing the work you do! Are you aware of something similar for the SF Bay Area? Thanks for any leads you have!
Thanks for finding us! I know Theatre Bay Area has a lot of gender parity and diversity action, and there are quite a few women up there working on the gender parity front. Look at https://worksbywomensf.wordpress.com/home/ and also https://www.womenarts.org/. A great way to connect directly is through Social Media. Yeah, I Said Feminist is a great Facebook Group. If you’re on Twitter, connect with Patricia Milton. And I know there are quite a few theater companies doing work by women including https://3girlstheatre.org/ and https://www.brava.org/ Woot!
I’m a retired TV writer/producer who has finished a play and I don’t know what to do next. This sounds like the kind of community of support I’ve been looking for. Please add me to your email list.
Hey Babs! Thanks so much for finding us. I will add you, but if you want to send us more info, here’s the direct link: https://lafpi.com/join-the-la-fpi-2/
Also, here’s a link to our last EBlast: https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=634f67c4e58149e5c0ab83d00&id=b55ce3c769
We hope to see you on Dec 2 at Sam French for our Holiday Event… more info soon!
Please add me to your email list. I’m a Brooklyn,NY playwright.
Will do, Debbie! Or if you want to tell us any more about yourself, shoot us your info thru this link! https://lafpi.com/join-the-la-fpi-2/
Thrilled to find the FPI. Ashamed I didn’t know sooner. Brilliant!
NO to shame 😉 So glad you found us… see you soon, I hope!
It was great to meet you, Jane! Looking forward to exploring your wonderful work!
I attended the SWAN DAY ACTION FEST at Samuel French Bookshop on Saturday 29th March and had a great time. A wonderful forum for women playwrights to have their ‘voice’ heard and their plays read in a supportive positive atmosphere. It was very well organized and it was also a wonderful networking environment too. Many thanks for a great day, congratulations one and all responsible for making it happen. And kudos to Samuel French for providing the space for all this excellent creative work to take pace.
So glad you could join us; it was a wonderful day of celebration!
If no one has told you lately, thanks for all the hard work in keeping this vital resource going. And with such excellence. Let’s keep moving forward together.
Am a Boston-based playwright and would like to be on your mailing list! Thanks!
Hi Martha – thanks for finding us! Join us here: https://lafpi.com/mailing-list/
Can hardly belive I have been in LA 4 months already!
Please let me know whats going on
Want very much to connect
Completely support LA FPI
Please let me know how I can become more involved
I love your organization and want to get to some events. Thanks. Marguerite Fair – Kosciewicz
I’m thrilled you guys exist … and i wish we could grow you to cities around the country. You might be interested in hooking up with Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, GA. About 80 percent of its work is by women playwrights. The company was founded, and is run, by women. It also hires women directors, technicians, designers and looks for plays with good role for women. you can find them at http://www.synchrotheatre.com. Producing Artistic Director is Rachel May.
Hey Kathy – glad you found us! We will definitely reach out to Synchronicity Theatre . . . connections towards growth, huh?
This is such a wonderful breakthrough for all women playwrights. I applaud all the cast of LAPFI and have had great experiences with these knowledgeable women. Thank you so much for creating a much needed voice.
Jean Colonomos – Playwright, poet and Associate Artist with Playwrights’ Arena
Glad there is someone who is shedding light on women and their words. I tire of being a spectator for and to men. Thanks LA FPI
Brava and congratulations! I know I’m the odd man out (literally!) on this site, but I just wanted to extend my kudos to LAFPI. As I’ve always said, “Boys are boring! Women are always more fun at parties.” So I’m excited about the work that is happening here. Rock on, fabulous women!
— Larry Dean Harris, playwright + LA regional rep for the Dramatists Guild