We regularly meet for Gatherings and other events involving Micro-Reads, organize LAFPI Nights at the theater, and have other plans up our collective sleeves.
Huzzahs to you intrepid souls who’ve jumped online the past few years, including the artists who shared their talents in March for our 12th (Virtual) Micro-Read Hook-Up: “A Light Ahead.”
Now, looking forward to an in-person LAFPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse!
Join Instigators on Tuesday, June 13th for Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” directed by Patricia MacGregor.
We’re excited to continue our popular LAFPI Nights at the Geffen where, starting at 7pm, we’ll meet to catch up and chat with fellow writers as well as Geffen audience members who (surprise!) are curious about and want to hear from female playwrights!
Exclusive LAFPI offer code: $22 plus $6 fee with code TOPLAFPI. Valid for any available Section B and Section C seating for performances June 6 – June 30, 2023. Excludes June 14 & June 15 performances. Valid online only while supplies last. Limit 4 tickets per order. Purchase here: http://bit.ly/3IGuIuq
And remember: After you purchase your ticket for the 13th, RSVP to Jennie Webb @ firstname.lastname@example.org so we know to look for you before the show!
About the show: It’s April 3, 1968 and Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to the Lorraine Motel after delivering his history-altering “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. A single night’s reckoning with racism, righteousness, and the rocky path toward justice, The Mountaintop imagines what Dr. King’s last night on Earth could have been. Featuring Jon Michael Hill & Amanda Warren
More show info: www.geffenplayhouse.org
So great to meet so many of the #HFF23 Fringe Femmes at our Virtual Happy Hour on May 13th!
Looking forward catching the Women on the Fringe starting in June.
And mark your calendars for our Fringe Femmes Mixer Sunday, June 18th, 5-7pm at Fringe Central! Details to follow.
For more information on Women on the Fringe and Fringe Femmes action, visit lafpi.com/fringefemmes
Questions or ideas about what’s next? Contact email@example.com
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, giving us a home from 2013-2018!
LAFPI Nights at the Theater are a blast!
We were glad to be able to gather and be back at the Geffen on November 17, 2021 before the opening of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Stori Ayers.
Thank you to those of you who joined us in early March, 2020 (one of our last nights out at the theater pre-pandemic!) for LAFPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse – MAN OF GOD by Anna Moench, directed by Maggie Burrows.
Great fun in August, 2019 for our first LAFPI Night at the Odyssey: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS. It was great to have a chance to see this ground-breaking feminist work by María Irene Fornés, directed by Denise Blasor, in good femme company!
Many thanks to the Odyssey, as well – we hope this is the first of many nights at this LA theater, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
And we can’t thank the Geffen Playhouse enough for continuing to open its doors to all things femme-theater!
In 2019, We had a fantastic time at LAFPI Night at the Geffen Playhouse: The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Kimberly Senior.
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 STOP 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!”
For more info go to our Facebook Page, check us out on Instagram and join our Twitter conversation.
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.
Thanks to Gethsemane Church for being such gracious hosts in 2012!