Category Archives: The Blog

And the 2018 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival Theme is…

WOW – it’s official!  Our 2018 festival theme is here, and we’ll begin accepting submissions on June 1!  (So check back here on the 1st… but you can get writing now!) This year’s festival theme is VOLUME CONTROL.  Playwrights are … Continue reading

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2017 ONSTAGE Semi-Finalist Readings: Sedona, AZ

We have been fortunate enough to have Kate Hawkes involved in the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival every year since its inception!  She’s participated as a playwright, actress, director, and for the past four years, as a partner producer through her … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE 2017 Semi-Finalist Readings: Los Angeles, CA

Who’s looking to spend time amongst some of the most AWESOME female artists in LA this Sunday?  Well, get your calendars out, because you are in luck!  The Los Angeles installment of our 2017 ONSTAGE semi-finalist readings will go up … Continue reading

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Girl, You Know Its True Colors: Guest Post

  By 2017 ONSTAGE semi-finalist, Allison Fradkin     Lipstick on your teeth means you’re messy. Lipstick on your collar means you’ve messed around. Lipstick on your stage means you’re a hot mess, a circuitous compliment that also applies to … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE 2017 Semi-Finalist Readings: Jacksonville, AL

WOW – our second ONSTAGE reading of 2017 is happening this Saturday, May 6th at 2pm at Jacksonville State University!  We are super excited to have Nick Hoenshell, a super talented director, helming the reading.  If you’re in the area, … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: 2017 Semi-Finalist Allie Costa

In my play BOXES ARE MAGIC, Yasmine and Cali have very different views of the world. Most of what Cali sees, she sees from the window; she never leaves the house. What will happen when the outside world comes crashing … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: 2017 semi-finalist Jen Huszcza

Where is the mess? Recently, a local theatre group did a reading of Act One of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at the local library. After the reading, the actors led an audience discussion. An older lady sitting behind me asked … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: 2017 semi-finalist playwright, Katherine James

I read the words “Hot Mess” and I know immediately who needs to come out of my heart and mind and onto the page. Paul. I meet dozens of dozens of people every year in my “other” life as a … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE 2017 Semi-Finalists!

It’s finally here… the 2017 ONSTAGE Semi-Finalist list! We had so many great plays and monologues submitted this year, and we want to thank all of the playwrights who submitted work and participated in our peer review – you ladies … Continue reading

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Today We Speak, Tomorrow We March, and Then…

The We’re Not Playing Initiative is on its feet, and I couldn’t be prouder of the women and men making it happen. In multiple cities today, plays will be read in protest against an incoming administration which aims to further … Continue reading

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