Little Black Dress INK is an experiment in support, inspired by recent revelations in numbers on the subject of just how few female playwrights actually get produced. Through outreach, education, and producing opportunities, Little Black Dress INK strives to create more production opportunities for female playwrights while also strengthening the female playwright network.  Check out The Blog to read up on the playwrights, directors, and other creative people collaborating on Little Black Dress INK’s Female Playwrights ONSTAGE project.

Readings! Readings!  Everywhere!

Don’t miss your LAST chance to see the winning line-up for our 2017 ONSTAGE Festival: Hot Mess on January 15th at 7pm at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, CA!

Our 2018 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival: Volume Control begins it’s multi-state reading series this month!  All readings are FREE to attend!  Click on the location nearest you to get location/time details and find out which plays will be read near you:

  • Bemidji, MN – January 21st at 2pm at the Bemidji State University Blackbox in partnership with Bemidji State University & Mask and Rose Women’s Theatre Collective

  • Columbus, Ohio – January 21st at 2pm at the Franklinton Playhouse in partnership with Red Herring Productions

  • Los Angeles, CA – Jan 21st at 2pm @Samuel French Bookshop in partnership with Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative

  • Magnolia, AR – January 21st (time TBD)

  • Milwaukee, WI – January 21st at 5pm at Next Act Theatre’s performance space in partnership with Imagination Theatre

  • Phoenix, AZ – April (time/location TBD) in partnership with Arizona Women’s Theatre Company

  • Prescott, AZ – January 21st at 2pm at the Prescott Downtown Library Founders Room in partnership with The Artist’s Path and Tomorrow’s Theatre Tonight

  • Sedona, AZ – March (time/location TBD) in partnership with Red Earth Theatre

For the complete list of 2018 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE semifinalists, click HERE!

Little Black Dress INK is growing!
Visit Protest Plays Project to find out how we’re investing in playwrights who write for social change!

Protest Plays Project Initiatives include our
Heal the Divide online residency
Heal the Divide on CampusVisit www.ProtestPlays.org for more info.

The Protest Plays Project started after the success of LBDI’s
We’re Not Playing Initiative

Click Here  for details
You can also click here –> to READ THE PLAYS

Not Playing

Female Playwrights ONSTAGE crop
The submission window for the 2018 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Fest is now closed.
Our 2019 window will open in Summer 2018 

Dirty Laundry 4

Lore Christensen and Don Langford in Mona Lisa, Approximately by Charlotte Winters

Sean Jeralds, Anthony Osvog, and Dino Palazzi in Jen Husczca's RINSE

Sean Jeralds, Anthony Osvog, and Dino Palazzi in Jen Husczca’s RINSE

Dirty Laundry 7

Laura Prosseda and Jim Adams in Shanee Edwards’ play, Wink






















17 Responses to Home

  1. The graphic is great!! Can’t wait!

  2. Sara says:

    I can’t wait to play!

  3. I am SO THRILLED to be a part of this wonderful project!

  4. This is so exciting – I am so honored to be asked to direct.

  5. Gail Mangham says:

    This is coming at the perfect time. I’ve just finished a major project and am writing my first play. So the opportunity to act, direct, and learn by association with other playwrights is very welcome indeed. Gotta love those steep learning curves. Let the games and fun begin!

  6. I have my cast for Dirty Laundry and I couldn’t be more pleased!

  7. Yes, I know. My website says that Gail is playing Brandy and Kate is portraying Jane. Well, we switched. And it is working out beautifully. I am so blessed. What a cast! The inspiration for the play is a skirt–a beautiful 1940s skirt that truly did belong to my mother, a self-described “groupie” for the jazz age. I’m looking forward to the readings of all the plays on July 25th, and then to the actual performances on August 20th. OMG! I put the event on my website: http://www.mickishelton.com, but not the date! Gotta fix those things.

  8. I am LOVING the contact that Jean who is directing my play is making with me. So exciting to be a part of the process, even from so far away!

  9. What fun we had with our “Dirty Laundry” this past weekend! Thanks to the playwrights who came from CA. Katherine James was a jewel to work with but did’t get to spend as much time with her as I would have liked.

  10. Phillip Bucklein says:

    I recently saw From the Mouth of Babes. Quite a show! Had a lot of fun.

  11. I am absolutely thrilled to be one of the semi-finalists and part of all this creativity!
    Thank you to all those involved.

  12. Darcy Rose says:

    So stoked to be a part of this! Can’t wait!

  13. I wish I lived closer to Waco, TX so I could hear all the plays. Very excited about this project!

  14. Sharon Goldner says:

    Whatever is beyond “thank you” I offer up to Tiffany & Little Black Dress INK. I am honored & thrilled that my work is included. Some people have guardian angels; I have a theater angel in Tiffany!

  15. Marla Dean says:

    The readings in Waco were fantastic. I enjoyed every one. Thank you Tiffany.

    Marla Dean

  16. Michelle Lambeau says:

    Am very excited to be directing “Altitude Adjustment” and reading in “Who She Could Have Been” at the Sedona event this weekend!

  17. So glad I can attend this event. Very much looking forward to it.

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