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ALAP, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Female Playwrights' Initiative -- will celebrate women theatre artists on SWAN Day, March 25. SWAN stands for "Support Women Artists Now" -- and ALAP and LAFPI will host an event bringing female playwrights together to read from their work, supported by female directors and actors (of all genders).

It's a free, public afternoon of readings that will feature Micro-Reads submitted day-of from any woman writer in attendance, and short plays by female ALAP members.

If you're a female writer and would like to participate in the Micro-Reads, plan on arriving at 11 AM with 1 page, 400 words or less. Micro-Reads will then be cast by a director and presented to kick off the afternoon of readings at 12:30 PM. Note: Micro-Reads scripts will be considered in order of receipt (hopefully we'll get to them all, but it's not guaranteed!) Micro-Reads guidelines are here.  Questions? Contact And for more info about LAFPI, visit

Works by ALAP female playwrights will be read starting at 2 pm.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

11:00 AM to submit Micro-Reads

12:30 PM Presentation of Micro-Reads

2:00 PM Presentation of ALAP Member Readings

4:00 PM Snacks and Networking

Community Center at Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (between Vista and Fuller)

West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking lots off both Santa Monica and Fountain; please note 3-hour time restriction in the Santa Monica lot. Street parking is also available, but make sure to read signs

Seating for this free event is first-come, first-served.

--- ALAP Member Events ---

ALAP Member Publication: Publication of 30 Short Olays for Passionate Actors by Edited by Lisa Soland

From: 12/1/2016

To: 12/31/2017

Many members of ALAP, including Lisa Soland, Susan C. Hunter, and Mona Deutsch Miller, are represented in this "must-have for writers of short plays" and "great resource for theatres the produce them," according to member Peter Colley. Available through All Original Play Publishing at a discount to ALAP members!

ALAP Member Production: Gänsehaut by Peter Colley

From: 2/10/2017

To: 4/15/2017

Gänsehaut (Ich Werde Vor Mitternacht Zuruck Sein) a new German translation of "I'll Be Back Before Midnight".

Die Krimifabrik, das Krimitheater Stuttgart 70180 Falbenhennenstr. 2a

Kartentelefon: 0711 - 66 48 73 40  Ticket 18,00 €  Schüler/Stud.(bis 28 Jahre) 14,00 €

ALAP Member Production: Honky Tonk Laundry by Roger Bean

From: 3/3/2017

To: 3/26/2017

Roger Bean's latest jukebox musical, Honky Tonk Laundry, plays through March 26 at Vista's Broadway Theater in Vista, CA. This world premiere musical features classic country hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline as well as new country favorites from Carrie Underwood, The Dixie Chicks, Reba McIntyre, Chely Wright, Terri Clark and more.

Starring Bets Malone and Misty Cotton, Directed by Roger Bean, Choreography by James Vasquez.

Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway, Vista, CA 92084.

ALAP Member Production: The Box: Los Angeles, a Narrative Experiment in Late Night Theater by Rom Watson

From: 3/3/2017

To: 3/25/2017

The Box: Los Angeles is an experiment in randomly generated narrative.  Given a collection of characters and settings from which to choose, 60 writers created scenes that will be put together randomly and performed each night.  The hope is that a story will emerge - one that is dark, mysterious, and moving.  Rom Watson contributed to Storyline A, which may be performed on Friday March 3rd, Saturday March 4th, Friday March 24th or Saturday March 25.

Directed by: Adriana Colón, Rebecca Larsen, and Jaime Robledo

Produced and Created by: Padraic Duffy and Hans Gelpke

March 3 - 25, 2017

Fridays & Saturdays at 11:00PM in the Black Box, located at 6322 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission to The Box is Donate-What-You-Can, so tickets are available only at the door.

ALAP Member Workshop Production: Family Secrets by Rom Watson, Scott Mullen, Beth Polsky, Paul Elliott and others

From: 3/25/2017

To: 4/2/2017

Rom Watson's short play  Mr. Cuddles and the Pet Sitter is one of many short pieces comprising Family Secrets, Neo Ensemble Theatre's workshop production that opens March 25 and plays for two weekends at Actors Workout Studio, 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91602.  Tickets are $10 + a $2 service charge if you buy them online. Tickets at the door are $15. Since there are only five performances it's likely they will sell out.  ALAP members Scott Mullen, Beth Polsky and Paul Elliott also have short plays in this production.  Family Secrets was conceived, produced and directed by Michael Caldwell, Rachel Winfree and ALAP member Paul Elliott.

Sat 3/25 @ 8pm, Sun 3/26 @ 3pm,

Fri 3/31 @ 8pm, Sat 4/1 @ 8pm, Sun 4/2 @ 3pm

ALAP Member Production: Manservant 3000 by Thomas J. Misuraca

From: 4/2/2017

To: 4/30/2017

Tom Misuraca's award-winning ten-minute play, Manservant 3000, will be produced as part of Force of Nature's "Tales of Tomorrow." One of five short plays "from a world eerily similar, yet far stranger and more twisted than our own."

Runs Sundays April 2, 9, 23, 30 (no show on Easter) at 7pm. At
The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607. Tickets $18. Available at

ALAP Member Staged reading: THE CAVE by Daniel Rover Singer


SkyPilot Theatre Company invites you to their new staged reading series, SkyPilot Runway. Our first reading will be Daniel Rover Singer's THE CAVE, directed by Celebration Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Michael Shepperd.


PanAndreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90038

"10,000 years ago, a smarter-than-average cave-dwelling family evolves much faster than the neighbors. At the center of this clan is a despondent teenaged girl trying to make sense of her life."

The event is FREE. No tickets or reservations needed. There will be a feedback session for/with the playwright after the reading. 

There is some parking at and around the venue, but we recommend taking a Lyft to the performance.

ALAP member DANIEL ROVER SINGER is one of a trio of playwrights who created THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), at one time the most produced play in the world. He co-founded the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and his most recent work for the stage is A PERFECT LIKENESS, a comedy about a ficticious meeting between Lewis Carroll and

Charles Dickens.

ALAP Member Production: Katie and the Crutches by John Glass


Our Lady Queen of Angels School

2046 Mar Vista Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92600

2:00 p.m. In the Performance Hall. Free.

ALAP Member Production: Don't Let Bigfoot Bite by John Glass


Our Lady Queen of Angels School

2046 Mar Vista Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92600

2 p.m. In the Performance Hall. Free.