ATTN: Los Angeles Female Playwrights – join us Sunday, March 17th for a super fun lip-synch project in support of gender parity… and well dressed lady playwrights! Check the blog for more details
When I began Little Black Dress INK, I knew I wanted to create a platform for discussion and means for production – a place where female playwrights could meet up, engage in purposeful dialogue, and see actual results.
I was tired of sitting around writing with seemingly little power to do anything else.
Then I realized that I did have the power to do more… a whole lot more.
Which is when I created the Dirty Laundry Festival, partnered with the Prescott Center for the Arts, and invited their multi-talented pool of artists to help me bring 9 new plays by 9 female playwrights to life.
It was a great success.
And it whet my appetite for more… a whole lot more.
Which led to the planning of another Female Playwrights Festival – bigger, better, and covering more geography.
I’m pleased to say we’re currently in phase two of what I’m calling the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE project, with 14 invited female playwrights currently toiling away at new plays for our From the Mouths of Babes Festival. Each playwright will then share in the responsibility of evaluating the plays and determining the final line-up.
Only now we’ll be doing it in three different cities with readings and performances slated for Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Prescott, AZ.
And, as before, the playwrights will be blogging about their experience on the Little Black Dress INK blog. Development-wise, they’ll also have the chance to do revisions as the plays travel, should they desire, since we’ll be streaming the readings online for our playwrights.
In other words, we’re serious about making this a great experience for everyone involved!
I’m very excited… and already laying the groundwork for Phase Three.
Our third Festival will travel even further, with more playwrights invited, and more theatre companies participating… which is where you come in.
If you’re a theatre, organization, or a producer who wants to get involved in this very exciting event, please contact me at info@LittleBlackDressINK.org.