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  including a new Online Writer’s Group! (Go Here for Info.)

Huzzahs to you intrepid souls who’ve jumped online the past few years,  including the artists who shared their talents for our  13th (Virtual) Micro-Read Hook-Up: “Uncharted! and our #HFF24 Virtual Fringe Femmes Gathering!

So great to celebrate “Women on the Fringe” at the LAFPI Fringe Femmes Mixer on June 20!

Stay tuned for what’s next…

Make sure you’re on our Mailing List and connected through Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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! 

How fun to be working with new partners this spring to celebrate short plays by women during our LAFPI Night at Company of Angels & LAFPI Night at PlayGround-LA!

Great to be back at the Geffen in January for another LAFPI Night at Geffen Playhouse: POTUS by Selina Fillinger, directed by Jennifer Chambers. Starting the new year seeing the work of hilarious theater artists in the company of amazing women playwrights was the perfect way to kick off 2024!

Thrilled to have our first night at Theatre of NOTE in September, 2023: a performance of Ashley Rose Wellman’s KILL SHELTER, directed by Shaina Rosenthal, followed by Micro-Reads with the cast! So fun.

And such a fantastic night at the Geffen Playhouse in June: Hanging out and catching up with fellow female playwrights before the powerful performance of Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP, directed by Patricia McGregor.

We were glad to be able to gather and be back in person at the Geffen in November, 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 2014-2015 at our LAFPI Nights at Pasadena Playhouse, bringing together groups of over 75 for Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE, Diana Son’s STOP KISS & REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina López –  fantastic nights that included Micro-Reads read by the casts! 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 and check us out on Instagram.


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 for our gatherings in 2012!

LAFPI’s first “BYO Mix” Mixer in 2011, hosted by NoHo’s Eclectic Company Theatre.

LAFPI Gathering February, 2011 hosted by Brenda Varda and wordspace.

LAFPI Events at the Kirk Douglas and Theatricum Botanicum in 2010.