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Nightmare or No Problem?

2/11/2017

Calling all playwrights, and everyone who cares about new work for the stage. As you likely know, last year Actors' Equity decided to eliminate the 99-seat plan, an agreement which many believe to be responsible for LA's flourishing as a major center for new play development. It's time to talk about where we go from here.



Nightmare or "No Problem"?

Getting Your Play Produced Under Equity's New LA Rules




A discussion presented by the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. Confirmed panelists thus far include playwrights and ALAP members Nancy Beverly and Tom Misuraca; Southern California representative of the Dramatists Guild Josh Gershick; Co-Artistic Director of the Victory Theatre Maria Gobetti; Joe Calarco, Associate Artistic Director of Coeurage Theatre Company, and there will be a special guest appearance by Steven Leigh Morris, Executive Director of the LA Stage Alliance! And we're not done yet, so stay tuned!



WHEN: Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM

WHERE: The Victory Theatre Center, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505.



Free and open to all, but seating is limited.

RSVP recommended to events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and the number in your party, but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

ALAP/City of West Hollywood Pride Reading Festival

From: 6/25/2016

To: 6/26/2016

 It's the eighth year of the ALAP/City of West Hollywood Pride Play Reading Festival, a series of readings of new LGBTQ plays as part of the City's One City, One Pride Celebration.



WHERE:

The Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.



WHEN/WHAT/WHO:

Saturday 6/25 at 1 PM (Short Plays)

To Bury a Stranger by Judith Allen and Ann L. Gibbs

Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi by Jonathan Josephson

Lunch with "Friends" by Rhea MacCallum

SASM by Thomas J. Misuraca

The Cellophane Closet by Felix Racelis

Library by Benjamin Scuglia



Sunday 6/26 at 1 PM (Full-Length Play)

Passing by Steve Shade



Both programs are free and open to all, with receptions to follow. There is free parking in the Plummer Park lots off Santa Monica and Fountain.

Sex, Nudity, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction #bogustitle

From: 6/5/2016

To: 6/25/2016

ALAP returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with Sex, Nudity, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction #bogustitle, 5 short plays that will shock you, awe you and very possibly turn you on:

Long Time Gone by Benjamin Scuglia

Meet-Up by Thomas Misuraca

Seldom Is Heard by Mary Steelsmith

Softer by Roger Q. Mason

Strange Town: Seasoned Friends by Larry Gene Fortin



Performance Dates/Times at the Theatre Asylum 6470 space, 6470 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood:

Sunday, June 5 @ 5:00 PM

Friday, June 10 @ 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 12 @ 4:30 PM

Saturday, June 18 @ 11:00 PM

Saturday, June 25 @ 2:30 PM



Learn more and get your tix here:

http://hff16.org/3720

Annual Meeting & 12th Nite Party

1/17/2016

ALAP's 2016 Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party is here! Or will be on Sunday, January 17, when our host will once again be the fabulous Zephyr Theatre on Melrose. Will you be there with us?!?



This official launch of the ALAP year is always a lot of fun, and this time will also be chockful of info about some big new ALAP events and programs.



The "business meeting" will start at 4:00 PM, and you'll learn about the trifecta of opportunities to get your work seen and heard (see stories below) -- a tour of LA Public Libraries starting in April, a June Pride Festival, and a new Bicoastal Reading Festival in the fall.



You'll also hear about ALAP's Diversity Outreach -- intended to bring in a bunch of new members -- and how you can help, as well as ongoing events and programs such as the New Works Lab, In Our Own Voices, the monthly Salo(o)n, and other networking opportunities.



AND, as always, we'll go around the room so that each of you can fill us in on what you have coming up. Hearing what fellow members and guests have in store is always a high point of the Meeting, and we want to make sure everyone gets an equal say, so this year, we'll be limiting individual remarks to 30 seconds. This time limit will be enforced (!), so please write down what you want to say and rehearse it ahead of time -- think of it as your Tony or Oscar acceptance speech! (You can actually say a lot in 30 seconds if you work on it...)



After the meeting, we'll adjourn to the Lobby of the Zephyr for hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and networking -- be there or be square!



And speaking of Square, we'll have ALAP's new Square credit card apparatus on hand, so if you'd like to renew your membership -- or join! -- you'll be able to do so on the spot.



We look forward to seeing you!



WHEN & WHERE

Sunday, January 17, 2016

4:00 PM Meeting, followed by Party

The Zephyr Theatre

7456 Melrose Avenue (between Vista & Gardner)

Los Angeles, CA 90046




Street Parking (be sure to read the signs)

or valet at Antonio's Restaurant, 7470 Melrose (fee charged)



This event is FREE, but reservations are essential. Send an email to events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and how many in your party. Reservations close at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 16.

Oh! Dramacare: Insuring Your Theatrical Well-Being

9/26/2015

ALAP's big fall event will bring a day-long series of programs and one of our best names ever: Oh! Dramacare: Insuring Your Theatrical Well-Being.





WHEN & WHERE

Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Plummer Park Community Center

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

(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.)



4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Private home in West Hollywood

Address will be sent when we receive your paid reservation



9:30 AM

Breakfast for Exchange participants



10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Producer/ Director/ Playwright Exchange

Up to 40 participants will have 2 minutes each -- time limit strictly enforced! -- to make a presentation to the group. You can talk about anything you wish -- pitch a new play, talk about who you are, list your credits and awards. Directors often discuss how they work with playwrights. Producers and Artistic Directors may tell the group what kind of work they're looking for. Whatever. Informal networking follows the presentations.



SPECIAL NOTE: At 11:30 AM, ALAP will present the C. Bernard Jackson Award to Playwrights' Arena as part of the Exchange. The Award will be accepted by Playwrights' Arena Artistic Director Jon Lawrence Rivera.

Advance registration required: click here for details.



12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch break



1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Playwright's Playpen

Four ALAP members each get a 40-minute slot in which they get to work with four actors hired by ALAP. Playwrights can do whatever they like: hear the actors read a new short play... try out different versions of a scene... you decide. It's your Playpen!

Advance registration required: click here for details.



1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Grant Money: How to Find It, How to Get It

ALAP Member and professional grantsman Matthew Kamm tells you where to research grants, and gives you tips on how to write your proposal.

FREE and open to the public. Limited seating, first-come, first-served.



2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Writing Wellness Workout: 90 Minutes of Literary Exercise Fully Covered by Your Oh! Dramacare Plan

A workshop in which attendees take part in several hands-on writing exercises.

FREE and open to all. RSVP appreciated but not necessary.

Advance registration suggested: click here for details.



4:30 PM

Cocktail Party Honoring ALAP Lifetime Members

Enjoy drinks, nibbles, networking, and fun conversation at a private home in West Hollywood not far from Plummer Park, while paying tribute to ALAP's Lifetime Members.

RSVP Required: Click here for details.

In Our Own Voices and ALAP Book Fair

From: 5/16/2015

To: 5/27/2015

ALAP's longest running event, In Our Own Voices, returns this weekend with readings of short plays or excerpts of longer ones.



Saturday, May 16, 2015

2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Calabasas

4735 Commons Way

Calabasas 91302

Parking in the store lot



AND



Sunday, May 17, 2015

2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Santa Monica

1201 Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica 91401

Parking in City structures; first 90 minutes free



But wait...there's more! Purchase anything at Barnes & Noble in person, online or by phone from May 16-27 and you can help ALAP! Just provide the following code and ALAP will receive part of the proceeds:



116 20 606



You can do it, your friends can do it, everyone can do it, so spread the word! Even if you can't make it to the events in person, you can still help ALAP!

ALAP Annual Meeting and 32nd Nite Party

1/27/2015

Come one, come all to ALAP's Annual Meeting. The Ruling Junta will fill you in on what we have planned for the coming year... we'll go around the room and find out what you've got planned for the coming year... we'll give out what will probably be the tackiest door prizes ever... then we'll socialize and network and gossip and laugh over desserts and champagne. What's not to like?!?



Our host this year is The Matrix Theatre, and the date is Tuesday, January 27. In previous years, we've had the Annual Meeting earlier in January, and thus we called the party the 12th Nite Party. Given the date of this year's event, we're renaming the 2015 Party the 32nd Nite Party. B there or B square!



WHEN & WHERE

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

7:30 PM Meeting

Followed by the 32nd Nite Party



The Matrix Theatre

7657 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046



Street parking is available on Melrose and side streets.



This event is FREE and open to all, but reservations are required. To reserve, send an email to
events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and how many in your party.

Dramamonopeia

9/27/2014

Following in the tradition of strangely-named ALAP Big Fall Events (Dramapalooza, Dramageddon, Drama Lama Ding Dong, et dramal), the 2014 ALAP daylong autumn extravaganza is... DRAMAMONOPEIA: Just What It Sounds Like!



This paean to fabulosity will take place on Saturday, September 27, and will feature a bunch of programs designed to help playwrights advance their careers.



The day will start with a continental Welcome Breakfast of muffins, coffee, and tea, getting participants amped up for the Producer/ Director/ Playwright Exchange, in which everyone gets two minutes to make a presentation, following by an hour or so of informal networking.



The Playwright's Playpen starts at 1:00 PM: four ALAP member playwrights each get the chance to work with four actors hired by ALAP on whatever they wish for a 40-minute session.



Also starting at 1:00 PM, directors and artistic directors will discuss how a playwright and a director can collaborate to take the playwright's work to the next level. The title of the panel is We Met. We Like. Now What? and will be moderated by veteran director Ann-Giselle Spiegler. Stay tuned for ALAP updates as the rest of the panelists are announced!



At 2:30 PM, ALAP Vice Chair Peter Colley leads a discussion titled An Update on LA Theatre 2014, or Everything You Need to Know About Theatre in LA (But Didn't Know Enough to Ask...). A panel of artistic directors, PR folks, representatives of LA Stage Alliance, and other experts will dissect the current LA theatre scene, and offer advice on how you can make an impact on it. Watch ALAP emails for panelist names.



The day comes to a fabuloso end with a catered Cocktail Party at a private home in West Hollywood about a mile from Plummer Park. The party will honor ALAP Lifetime Members, who are invited as guests, with others welcome to attend for $10.



The panels are free and open to the public, no reservations needed. If you wish to participate in the Exchange or the Playwright's Playpen, or attend the Cocktail Party, advance registration is required. Click on the links at the bottom of this notice.



See you on September 27!



WHEN & WHERE

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM



Plummer Park Community Center

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

(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.)



4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Private home in West Hollywood

Address will be sent when we receive your paid reservation



A full schedule is available in the
ALAP newsletter here.



To get more info on signing up for the Exchange or the Playwright's Playpen,
click here.



For the cocktail party invite,
click here.

In Our Own Voices Santa Monica!

5/11/2014

Come and listen to readings of short plays (or excerpts from longer ones) by ALAP members. ALAP's longest running program, the ironclad rule is that the writer, who may bring up to 4 actors, must be one of the readers. It's free and open to all and always a lot of fun.



ALSO, Barnes & Noble, our hosts for several years, will host an ALAP/ Barnes & Noble Book Fair in conjunction with In Our Own Voices. What this means is that, starting May 10, and running through Friday, May 16, if you buy almost anything from B&N, whether in a store, online, or by phone, ALAP will get a percentage of the purchase price! There are exceptions (gift cards, magazine subscriptions, a few others), but if you're about to buy a book, or a CD, or even a cup of coffee, please do it at B&N and say you're with the ALAP Book Fair! The ALAP Book Fair number is 11293636. Vouchers for the Book Fair are posted on the ALAP site (scroll to the bottom of the right-hand column on the homepage), or click here to download a sheet of them. The number is good at any Barnes & Noble store, or online, or by phone. Either present a voucher when you check out, enter the number when you order online, or give the number to the operator when ordering by phone, and ALAP gets some moolah!



On Sunday, the playwrights will be Alexandra, Jeremiah Benjamin, Shay Dunphy, Julius Galacki, Andrew Harmon, Ron House, Steve Shade, and Richard Willett.




Sunday, May 11, 2:00 - 4:00 PM


Barnes & Noble Santa Monica

1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking in City structures, first 90 minutes free



In Our Own Voices Glendale!

5/10/2014

Come and listen to readings of short plays (or excerpts from longer ones) by ALAP members. ALAP's longest running program, the ironclad rule is that the writer, who may bring up to 4 actors, must be one of the readers. It's free and open to all and always a lot of fun.



ALSO, Barnes & Noble, our hosts for several years, will host an ALAP/ Barnes & Noble Book Fair in conjunction with In Our Own Voices. What this means is that, starting May 10, and running through Friday, May 16, if you buy almost anything from B&N, whether in a store, online, or by phone, ALAP will get a percentage of the purchase price! There are exceptions (gift cards, magazine subscriptions, a few others), but if you're about to buy a book, or a CD, or even a cup of coffee, please do it at B&N and say you're with the ALAP Book Fair!

The ALAP Book Fair number is 11293636. Vouchers for the Book Fair are posted on the ALAP site (scroll to the bottom of the right-hand column on the homepage), or click here to download a sheet of them. The number is good at any Barnes & Noble store, or online, or by phone. Either present a voucher when you check out, enter the number when you order online, or give the number to the operator when ordering by phone, and ALAP gets some moolah!



Saturday's lineup of readers will include Lesley Asistio, Stanley Brown, Richard L. Buckner, Nance Crawford, Charles Domokos, Ann P. Meredith, and Carol Anne Seflinger.


WHEN AND WHERE

Saturday, May 10, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Glendale

210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

2-hour validated free parking with purchase

ALAP Scene Slam

3/15/2014

Playwrights get actors randomly assigned to them. Playwrights get random prompts and have to incorporate those into a two-minute (maximum) scene. Actors rehearse and then perform those scenes in front of....YOU! (And some pretty awesome judges, who may give them trophies for Best Female Actor or Best Male Actor or even a Final Draft gift certificate to the writer who wins Best Scene!)



WHEN: Saturday, March 15 (the Ides of March!) at 5 PM



WHERE: Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood



Admission is absolutely free, there's plenty of free parking in the lot in front of the building (and there's another lot on the Fountain Ave side as well), and you'll be out in an hour!



Come join us for the fun!



Conversation on Self-Publishing

2/23/2014

On Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 PM, ALAP will host a Conversation on Self-Publishing.


ALAP member Terry McFadden, who suggested the workshop, will moderate the conversation, which will include topics such as how to put together the work to be published; marketing, promoting, and distribution; and networking among playwrights. Terry welcomes ideas or questions you might have.





WHEN: Sunday, February 23 @ 3:00 PM


WHERE: Theatre Unleashed, 11031 Camarillo Street, 2nd Floor, North Hollywood 91602 (on the grounds of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church). Street parking.




This event is FREE but reservations are needed. To reserve, send an email to events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and number in your party.

ALAP Annual Meeting & Twelfth Nite Party

1/6/2014

Don't miss ALAP's 2014 Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party! We'll talk about what ALAP has in store for the coming year and then adjourn for dessert, champagne and socializing.



WHEN: Monday, January 6th at 7:30 PM



WHERE: The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue, LA 90046 (between Vista and Gardner). There is street parking, as well as a restaurant that allows use of its valet parking nearby.



The event is FREE and open to all, but you need to make a reservation. To do so, email events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and the number of people in your party.

ALAP Annual Meeting & Twelfth Nite Party

1/6/2013

Don't miss ALAP's 2013 Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party!  We'll talk about what ALAP has in store for its upcoming 20th Anniversary Year and then adjourn for hors d'oeuvres, champagne and socializing.  You'll be out in time for a festive end-of-the-weekend dinner!



WHEN:  Sunday, January 6th at 5:00 PM



WHERE:  The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue, LA 90046 (between Vista and Gardner).  There is street parking, as well as a restaurant that allows use of its valet parking nearby.



The event is FREE and open to all, but you need to make a reservation.  To do so, email
events@laplaywrights.org with your full name and the number of people in your party.

DramaRamaThon

10/6/2012

DramaRamaThon, ALAP's big fall event, will offer a cornucopia of events for playwrights and other theatre practitioners.  Taking place on Saturday, October 6th at Loyola Marymount University, it will include a Producer/Director/Playwright Exchange, an Interactive Legal Affairs Seminar with two of LA's top entertainment attorneys, the Playwright's Playpen, a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley, and, of course, ALAP's annual Playreading Festival.  All are free, and the Legal Affairs Seminar, conversation with Beth Henley and the Playreading Festival are all open to the public without advance reservations.  For all of the details on the day's events, click here!



Need a map of the LMU campus?  Click here!



Hope to see you at DramaRamaThon!

In Our Own Voices

From: 7/7/2012

To: 7/8/2012

The latest installment of ALAP's longest running event, In Our Own Voices, returns for two exciting days of short play readings with the special "catch" that the playwright must be one of the readers!

SATURDAY, JULY 7TH

Barnes & Noble in Glendale, 210 Americana Way (Glendale, 91210) at 2 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH

Barnes & Noble in Calabasas, 4735 Commons Way (Calabasas, 91302) at 2 PM

Each day will feature a completely different bill of readings, so why not come on both days and catch them all!

Also, ALAP has an amazing fundraising opportunity thanks to Barnes & Noble.  For every purchase you make from a B&N either in person or online from July 7-12, give them ALAP's Bookfair ID 10785764 at checkout, and ALAP will receive a percentage of the proceeds.  For full details, visit
http://laplaywrights.org/ALAPBookfairFlyer2012.pdf.

See you there!

ALAP / City of West Hollywood Gay Play Reading Festival

From: 6/18/2012

To: 6/23/2012

ALAP will present two programs of play readings as part of the City’s Gay Pride Month Celebration.

On Monday, June 18, the program will feature rehearsed readings of seven short plays:

Flight by Joe Godfrey

The Skanky Ho and Her Halfwit Brother by Dan Berkowitz

Significant Others by Susan C. Hunter

Coffee and Paul by B. V. Marshall

Date’N’Switch by Felix Racelis

Moon Dancers by Mary Steelsmith

The Tao of Fruit by Lucy Wang

Saturday, June 23’s program will be a reading of Brian Raine’s full-length play, In the Name of the Son.



Both programs are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and early arrival is encouraged. Each program will conclude with a reception.



WHEN: Monday, June 18 @ 7:30 PM: Seven Short Plays

Saturday, June 23 @ 11:00 AM: Full-Length

WHERE: Celebration Theatre, 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, LA (Street parking)



The Festival is made possible by grants from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board.

An Evening with Robert Patrick

3/27/2012

When Texas native Robert Patrick followed a boy into New York’s Caffe Cino in 1961, there was no such thing as Off-Off Broadway, and it was still illegal to say the word “homosexual” on a New York stage. Within a few years – largely due to Robert and other Cino pioneers such as Lanford Wilson, Marshall W. Mason, William M. Hoffman, and Doric Wilson – Off-Off Broadway became the most exciting place in town, and gay theatre in America had been launched.

In the 1960s, there were more than 300 productions of Robert’s plays in Manhattan alone, and publisher Samuel French declared him “New York’s most-produced playwright.” Though he’s best-known for the Tony-winning Kennedy’s Children, Robert has written 59 other published plays, including The Haunted Host (in which Harvey Fierstein made his first non-drag acting appearance), My Cup Ranneth Over, Pouf Positive, and Blue Is For Boys, the first play about gay teenagers, honored by two Manhattan Borough Presidents with proclamations of “Blue Is For Boys Weekends.”

Robert Patrick now lives in Los Angeles, and is ALAP's first Honorary Member -- and YOU can meet him on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:00 PM at Theatre Theater! Come hear this amazing playwright, who’s also a brilliant raconteur, talk about playwriting, the beginnings of Off-Off Broadway, his life, and the burning question: IQ, Art, or Homosexuality – which does America hate most?

A brief guided conversation will be followed by a giant Q&A – and Robert WILL answer just about anything! If you’d like to study up on the man before the event (and have a few laughs to boot), click on the Read Our Newsletter link on the left and follow the links in the online story about the evening.

When: Tuesday, March 27 @ 8:00 PM.

Where: Theatre Theater, 5041 Pico Boulevard, just west of La Brea. Street parking.

How much: $7, to be split between Theatre Theater and ALAP.

Reservations: events@laplaywrights.org.

Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party

1/16/2012

It's once again time for the ALAP Annual Meeting, and our host will be the ArtWorks Theatre on Santa Monica (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A VENUE CHANGE) – yay! We’ll gather at 7:30 PM – yay! – for a brief business meeting, then adjourn for an hour or so of socializing, drinking, and stuffing sweet treats down our gullets. Sound good? You bet!




The evening is FREE and open to all, members and non-members alike, so come join us – it’ll be fun!



DATE:  Monday, January 16, 2012



TIME:  7:30 PM Meeting, followed by the 12th Nite Party



PLACE:  ArtWorks Theatre, 6567 Santa Monica Blvd, LA (between Seward & Hudson), 90038





PARKING:  Plentiful street parking




This event is FREE, but you must make a reservation! To reserve, send an email to
events@laplaywrights.org and include your full name and how many in your party.

Drama Lama Ding Dong

10/15/2011

Clear your calendars on Saturday, October 15, for ALAP's 2011 Big Fall Event: Drama Lama Ding Dong! This daylong extravaganza will be held at West Hollywood's Plummer Park, and the theme will be "Engaging the Community." We'll feature an expanded Exchange with playwrights, directors, producers, and theatre reps in the morning. The afternoon will see a reprise of last year's The Playwright's Playpen, in which four members will each get a slot to "play" with their work, assisted by actors hired by ALAP... and two Panel Discussions, one centering on a coming together of young playwrights with their more seasoned colleagues, and another bringing together the sexes for what we're sure will be a spirited discussion of how the genders can work together. The day will conclude with the Annual Play Reading Festival.



For detailed information about the day's schedule of events:

http://laplaywrights.org/DramaLamaProgramsProcedures.pdf

Getting It Up!

6/18/2011

Playwrights! Have a great play, but don’t know how to get it produced? Now’s your chance to talk to known playwrights that have been there and done that! From submitting to major companies to self-producing, learn about different strategies that will take your play from the page to the stage!



Award-winning playwrights Kres Mersky, Phil Olson and Mary Steelsmith will join moderator and ALAP Co-Chair Jonathan Dorf in a lively discussion that will also allow for audience questions.



Co-sponsored by ALAP and Theatre Unleashed as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.



WHERE:
Fringe Central, ArtWorks Theatre and Studios, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood

WHEN:
12:00 PM on Saturday, June 18 (will run approximately 90 minutes)



Free and open to all, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Don't miss it!

ALAP/West Hollywood Gay Play Reading Festival

From: 6/11/2011

To: 6/12/2011

Thanks to grants from the City of West Hollywood, ALAP will present two programs of play readings as part of the City’s 2011 Gay Pride Celebration. June 11 will feature six short plays – Cohn Crosses Over by Joe Godfrey, Some Kind of Love by Evan Guilford-Blake, Best Man by Steven Korbar, That Weekend in Cambria by Scott Sandoe, Trust Fall by Mary Steelsmith, and Gift Giver by Michael Thomas Tower – and June 12 will be a reading of Mark Kellam’s full-length The Death of Fabulous. Each program will conclude with a reception.



WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

(six short plays)

AND

Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 6:30 PM

(full-length play)

Celebration Theatre, 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, LA

(street parking)



FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. SEATING LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY!

In Our Own Voices

6/6/2011

ALAP's longest running program returns! In Our Own Voices, which began in 1994, gives members 10-minute slots to read from their work. The reading can be a 10-minute play, or an excerpt from a longer piece, and writers may bring up to 4 actors to help them. The two rules are (1) no piece can be longer than 10 minutes, and (2) the playwright must be one of the readers – hence the title In Our Own Voices.



WHEN & WHERE

Monday, June 6, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble, 1201 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica 90401




It's free and open to the public--and both days have completely different line-ups--so come check it out!

In Our Own Voices

6/5/2011

ALAP's longest running program returns! In Our Own Voices, which began in 1994, gives members 10-minute slots to read from their work. The reading can be a 10-minute play, or an excerpt from a longer piece, and writers may bring up to 4 actors to help them. The two rules are (1) no piece can be longer than 10 minutes, and (2) the playwright must be one of the readers – hence the title In Our Own Voices.



WHEN & WHERE

Sunday, June 5, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

Borders, 6510 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park 91303




It's free and open to the public--and both days have completely different line-ups--so come check it out!



Drama Mia

10/23/2010

Drama Mia, ALAP's big fall event, is coming to Plummer Park in West Hollywood on October 23, 2010.  Please click here to get all of the details about this great day of fun for playwrights, actors and everyone!

In Our Own Voices

6/7/2010


ALAP's longest-running event, In Our Own Voices, will be held at Barnes & Noble Encino on Monday, June 7th at 7 PM.

How it works in a nutshell: ALAP member playwrights read from their work in 10-minute slots. These could be short plays, or excerpts from longer plays.  They may bring up to four actors to read with them, but the gimmick is that the playwright must be one of the readers, hence the title In Our Own Voices.  It's great fun, and absolutely free to the public, so come on over and check it out.

Barnes & Noble is located at 16461 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, with plenty of free parking in a lot next to the store.

Salo(o)n!

3/30/2010


ALAP's next Salo(o)n will take place on Tuesday, March 30, at 8:00 PM in West Hollywood. We'll discuss upcoming events, including the 2nd Annual Cocktail Party (if you haven't yet RSVP'd, here's a link to the invitation Cocktail Party!), and this spring's In Our Own Voices

You do not need to be a member to attend.  Email Co-Chair Dan Berkowitz at danb@laplaywrights.org to RSVP. reading series and Director-Dramatist Exchange. Then we'll adjourn for socializing over cheese and crackers, cookies, and champagne. If you'd like to join us, please let us know no later than Monday night the 29th; we'll send you the address when you reply.

Taking Your Play to the Next Level

3/6/2010


A symposium hosted by The Theatre @ Boston Court

- TAKING YOUR PLAY TO THE NEXT LEVEL -
Southern California's Top Dramaturgs and Literary Managers Tell You Everything You Need to Know

Some of theatre's heaviest hitters will be on this panel. Among the Dramaturgs and Literary Managers are Pier Carlo Talenti of the Center Theatre Group representing the Taper, Ahmanson and Douglas theatres, Gabe Greene of the La Jolla Playhouse, Bari Newport of the Pasadena Playhouse, and Dylan Southard of needtheater and the Robey Theater. Rounding out the panel is director Corey Madden, who worked in the development of new plays at the Center Theatre Group for 22 years.  Moderating will be award-winning and box office record-smashing ALAP member playwright Peter Colley.

Almost every new play at a major theatre will go through some kind of dramaturgical development. It's a complicated process - it can turn your "promising" script into a Broadway mega-hit, or it can be a frustrating struggle to preserve your own voice and vision. Tony Kushner's relationship with dramaturg Oskar Eustis helped create Angels In America, and Jonathan Larson's work with dramaturg Lynn Thomson famously resulted in the musical Rent, but many other plays lose their way in endless workshops.

This symposium will show you how to navigate these dangerous waters and come out with a play or musical that will get you on that podium at the Tony Awards.  It promises to be a lively, informative panel, with experts who have more experience in getting new plays on than you'll probably ever find in one place.

This is a don't-miss event for any serious playwright. Seating is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible with your full name, the number in your party and a contact phone number to events@laplaywrights.org.

*FREE FOR ALAP MEMBERS!*
Admission $5 for non-members

TIME:
1:00 PM

LOCATION:
Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena

DIRECTIONS, PARKING, ETC:
www.bostoncourt.com

The Next Fairy Tale

From: 1/19/2010

To: 1/20/2010


The Next Fairy Tale
A Celebrating New Works Staged Reading of a new musical!

January 19 & 20th @ 7PM
Celebration Theatre: 
7051 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90038
Admission is free! For reservations, call 323-957-1884

Book, Music and Lyrics by Brian Pugach
Directed by Cate Caplin
Music Direction by Wayne Moore

Starring: Dena Drotar, Mike Irizarry, Ross Kramer, Maria Lay, Monica Louwerens, Christopher Maikish, William Martinez, Kendra Munger, Leslie Spencer Smith, Stephen Van Dorn and Ed Shaff

"They rescue troubled maidens sweet and dragons do assail, 
and every hundred years they meet and make a fairy tale."

The Fairy Godmothers always help heroes' quests, but they are thrown into confusion when they meet one who wants to save another prince.   Now a prince and his unlikely Godmother are beginning a quest unlike anything the storybook world has seen...and one character will stop it at all costs.

Postcard URL:
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/bpugach/NEXT_FAIRY_TALE_POSTCARD1.jpg
Video Clip, UCLA Reading June '09:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQSQ_AQ-uw

Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party!

1/18/2010


It's a New Year, and you know what that means: Party!

Well, actually, Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party, since we have to get some business done in order to have an excuse for having a good time!

This year's gathering will be at the Zephyr Theatre - our first time! - on Monday, January 18. We'll have a brief business meeting, to give you an update on ALAP's plans for 2010, then we'll adjourn for desserts, champagne, and socializing.

This evening is always a lot of fun, and is a great opportunity for you to mix and mingle with your fellow playwrights in a relaxed setting, so mark your calendars and plan to join us!  Not a playwright!  If you're interested in ALAP, come on by!
 

WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2010
7:30 PM Annual Meeting, followed by the 12th Nite Party


WHERE: Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue, LA (between Gardner & Vista)
Parking Garage (fee charged) @ Melrose & Gardner, also street parking


ADMISSION FREE, BUT YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION! Email events@laplaywrights.org or call the HotLine at 323-957-4752, and leave your name, phone #, and number in your party.

Dramakaze!!!

10/24/2009


Don't Miss Dramakaze!!!

ALAP's Big Fall Event will take place on Saturday, October 24 at California State University - Northridge.

Nordhoff Hall, Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge CA 91330
Visit: http://www.csun.edu/maps/


Park in Lot B1, across from the Theatre Dept in Nordhoff Hall
(Note: obtain required paid parking pass from machines in lot)

Sponsored by The Dramatists Guild Fund, Final Draft, Inc. and The Writers Store

All Programs and Events Are FREE!

And wait--it gets better...

Any ALAP members who attend (and you can join the day of the event) will be eligible to win a free copy of Final Draft, the world's preeminent playwriting and screenwriting software, courtesy of sponsor Final Draft, Inc., or one of a pair of $50 gift certificates from sponsor The Writers Store, your source for all things writing. And all you have to do is show up!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Director/ Dramatist Exchange
Each participant gets 2 minutes to make a presentation,
followed by an hour of networking.
LIMIT: 15 DIRECTORS/ 15 PLAYWRIGHTS

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

1:00 - 2:00 PM
The Self-Producing Playwright:
Why and How to Produce Your Own Plays

Conducted by Lisa Soland

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Sign Here: The ABCs of The Production Contract
Conducted by Dick Dotterer

3:00 - 4:00 PM
High Tech, High Yield: How to Sell Yourself
Using the ALAP Website and the Internet

Conducted by Jon Dorf


ART WORKSHOPS


1:00 - 2:30 PM
Diamond Chiseling: A Crash Course in Playwriting
Conducted by Cecilia Fannon
LIMIT 10 PARTICIPANTS

2:30 - 4:00 PM
Writing the Solo Play
Conducted by Susan Merson
LIMIT 20 PARTICIPANTS

4:15 PM
The 11th Annual ALAP Play Reading Festival
Pretty by Dan Berkowitz
Buck and Bean by Mary F. Casey
Dinner a Deux by Nance Crawford
Communication by Thomas J. Misuraca
The Truth in the Trenches by Michael Solomon
Performance Anxiety by Rom Watson

NEW WORKS LAB

9/5/2009


A New Works Lab reading of

Occupied by David Misch

Saturday, September 5 at 2:00 pm

Includes post-play discussion and reception

Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90029
 (one block east of Western Ave, just south of Santa Monica Blvd.) 

Produced for ALAP by Teri Graves.

All ALAP members are welcome.  It's a great way to help a fellow writer
and meet the people who are producing new plays in Los Angeles!

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Teri at teritime@sbcglobal.net

For more information on the Met Theatre, please see www.themettheatre.com

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development program.  For more information and submission deadlines, please see the New Works Lab section of the ALAP website.

The next submission deadline for New Works Lab is October 15th for a reading in December.

(Submissions from August 15 are being processed for a reading in October.)

NEW WORKS LAB

7/26/2009

A New Works Lab reading of

MOM
by Peter Basch and Ellen Sandler


Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 pm

Includes post-play discussion and reception

Theatre Neo
at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony
240 E. Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA  91502

Produced for Theatre Neo by Wendy Worthington
& for ALAP by Gene Lesser

All ALAP members are welcome.  It's a great way to help a fellow writer
and meet the people who are producing new plays in Los Angeles!

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Gene at genex1@covad.net.

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development program.  For more information and submission deadlines, please see the New Works Lab section of the ALAP website.

The next submission deadline for New Works Lab is August 15th for a reading in October.

Hope to see you at the lab!

Isabel Storey
ALAP Vice Chair
New Works Lab Coordinator
IsabelS@@LAPlaywrights.org


ALAP Annual Picnic

7/12/2009


The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights holds its annual picnic on Sunday, July 12th from 2-5 PM.  It'll take place at a house atop a hill with 360 degree views of downtown and the mountains, and there will be food and drink galore.  Download an invite at http://laplaywrights.org/09PicnicInvite.pdf and be sure to get it in by July 9th!  With questions, email info@laplaywrights.org.  Come join us!

Gay and Lesbian Play Reading Festival

From: 6/10/2009

To: 6/17/2009


Wednesday, June 10, is the first of the two-night ALAP/ West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Play Reading Festival, made possible by grants from the City's Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board. This first evening is devoted to readings of 6 short plays: When Oprah Says Goodbye by Dan Berkowitz, The Cooking Gene by Jonathan Dorf, 3 DB Inside by Cynthia Lewis Ferrell, The Homecoming by Garry Kluger, Hurricane Girls by Catherine Pelonero, and Sheila's Last Hayride by Mary Steelsmith.

The following Wednesday, June 17, will feature a reading of Mary F. Casey's full-length play, Unspeakable Acts.

Both evenings begin at 7:30 PM at the Celebration Theatre, 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard (just east of La Brea), and conclude with receptions. Admission is FREE and open to the public!

In Our Own Voices in Encino

5/18/2009


In Our Own Voices, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights' longest-running event, is back - and more exciting than ever!

This popular reading series has been a part of ALAP, the service and support organization for playwrights in Los Angeles, almost since the very beginning of the Organization. Featuring 8 different writers at each session, IOOV is a series of readings of short plays and excerpts from longer works--each can be no longer than 10 minutes, and the catch is that the playwright must be one of the readers!


WHEN AND WHERE
 
Monday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble Encino
16461 Ventura Blvd, Encino
Ample parking in the lot


In Our Own Voices at the Grove

5/16/2009


In Our Own Voices, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights' longest-running event, is back - and more exciting than ever!

This popular reading series has been a part of ALAP, the service  and support organization for playwrights in Los Angeles, almost  since the very beginning of the organization. Featuring 8 different writers at each session, IOOV is a series of readings of short plays and excerpts from longer works--each can be no longer than 10 minutes, and the catch is that the playwright must be one of the readers!

WHEN & WHERE

Saturday, May 16 @ 2:00 pm @ Barnes & Noble at The Grove
169 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles
Park in The Grove structure and B&N will validate for 2 hours
 
Special Note:   ALAP is working with B&N at the Grove for our second annual Book Fair.  Almost any purchases you make at the Grove (books, CDs, DVDs, coffee, etc)--as long as you give them ALAP's number or tell them you're with ALAP--will help raise money for the organization. In fact, for up to a week, ALAP can get credit for your purchase. It costs you nothing extra, and it helps ALAP!  Just download a voucher from the ALAP website (http://laplaywrights.org/B&Nvoucher09.pdf) or give ID Number 487918 or tell them you're with ALAP!

First Annual Cocktail Party

4/19/2009

Join ALAP members and their guests for a lazy spring afternoon cocktail party. The time: 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The venue: the terrace of a private home in West Hollywood. The fare: beer, wine, cosmopolitans (the semi-official drink of West Hollywood!) and light nibbles. The agenda: socializing, networking, and civilized conversation.

The party promises to be relaxing and fun. And at $5 for members and $10 for non-members, it's the biggest bargain of the year. Reservations are mandatory, as is payment in advance. Download the invitation and send it in with your check by April 16.


NEW WORKS LAB

3/1/2009

A New Works Lab reading of

Unspeakable Acts
by Mary F. Casey


Sunday, March 1st at 7:00 pm

Includes post-play discussion and reception

Theatre 40, 241 S. Moreno Drive in Beverly Hills
 (on the campus of Beverly Hills High School)

Produced for Theatre 40 by Gene Lesser & for ALAP by Diane Grant.

All ALAP members are welcome.  It's a great way to help a fellow writer
and meet the people who are producing new plays in Los Angeles!

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Diane at feltthamfam@verizon.net.

For more information on Theatre 40, please see www.theatre40.org

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development program. 
For more information and submission deadlines, please see
the New Works Lab section of the ALAP website.

The next submission deadline for New Works Lab is February 17th
for a reading in April.

Hope to see you at a lab!

Isabel Storey
ALAP Vice Chair
New Works Lab Coordinator
IsabelS@@LAPlaywrights.org

New Works Lab

1/26/2009

The next New Works Lab will be held on Monday, January 26 at 7:30 pm at the Moving Arts Theatre, 1822 Hyperion Avenue, Silver Lake, 90027.

The play to be read is SNOWBOUND by James C. Ferguson.  The reading will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and a post-play discussion moderated by Isabel Storey. 

All ALAP members are invited.  Please RSVP to Teri Graves, New Works Lab Associate Coordinator, at teritime@sbcglobal.net. 

New Works Lab is ALAP's bi-monthly play development program.  For more information, and submission guidelines, please see the "New Works Lab" section of the ALAP website.

The submission deadline for the next New Works Lab is February 15.  Those plays will be considered for a reading in April.

Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party

1/12/2009


Come one and all to the Stella Adler Theatre on Monday, January 12th for ALAP's Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party!

It's going to be an amazing evening, and it kicks off with a very special guest.

At 6:15 PM, ALAP will host a lecture by Janet Neipris on Ethics and the Moral Responsibility of the Playwright. Many of you will remember Janet's two previous talks in L.A., which were terrific.  She currently heads the Graduate Playwriting and Screenwriting Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America East, and PEN. She has served as a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and the Tony Committee. Her plays have been produced at theatres around the US and internationally, including the National Theatre in London; the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Women's Project in New York; and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

After the talk, we'll take a brief break, and resume at 7:30 for the Annual Meeting, at which we'll announce ALAP's plans for 2009 - and then we'll adjourn to the Stella's Speakeasy for a gala 12th Nite Party.

The evening is free and open to all, but you must reserve.  Email events@laplaywrights.org with your full name, the number in your party, and a contact phone number.  Please let us know whether you plan to attend the lecture, the meeting/party, or the whole evening.

The Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6773 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor.  Inexpensive parking is located across the street in the Hollywood and Highland complex--just have them validate your ticket at the Stella.  Of course, feel free to go green and arrive via the subway; the Hollywood and Highland station is on the red line.



New Works Lab

11/16/2008


The next New Works Lab will be held this Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7 pm at the Black Box Theatre, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., just west of Bundy in West Los Angeles.

The play to be read is SUTTON by S. J. Roth.

SUTTON is the story of the legendary bank robber Willie Sutton, whose career spanned three decades, as told by his daughter, two cons, and the policeman who pursued him doggedly for years.

The lab is being hosted by John Frank, artistic director of the Coop Theatre Company, the resident company at the Black Box.  John also happens to be a longstanding ALAP member!

The reading is being produced for ALAP by Gene Lesser.  A big thanks to Gene!

All ALAP members are invited to attend and participate in the post-play discussion.  As many of you know, New Works Lab is ALAP's play development workshop.  It is held bi-monthly at various theatres throughout Los Angeles.

For more information and submission guidelines, please see the New Works Lab section of the website.

NOTES ON UPCOMING LABS

Submissions from October 15 are still being processed.

The next New Works Lab submission deadline is December 15.

Dramapocalypto!

10/11/2008

Dramapocalypto!
Saturday, October 11th at Cal State - LA

It's
a daylong extravaganza of programs, including a Director/Dramatist
Exchange, a Monologue Slam, two symposiums, and the Annual Play Reading
Festival.

And it's all FREE and open to the public!
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For a schedule of the day's events and all of the details, click here for a printable Dramapocalypto flyer!

To view a map of the Cal State LA campus, click here. For driving directions to the campus, click here.

See you at Cal State on October 11th!


NEW WORKS LAB

9/7/2008




The next play to be read as part of New Works Lab is Patricia Lamkin's BALANCING THE MOON.

The reading will be held on Sunday, September 7th at 7:00 pm at ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE at Theatre Theater, 5041 W. Pico Blvd in Los Angeles.  It will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by New Works Lab Coordinator Isabel Storey.  Lights refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, please email Teri Graves, ALAP member and this month's producer at teritime@sbcglobal.net.

New Works Lab is ALAP's new play development program.  Every other month, one member's play is selected by a local theatre for a reading with professional director and actors.  For more information on New Works Lab, as well as submission guidelines, please visit the New Works Lab area of the website.


Annual Summer Picnic

7/27/2008

ALAP's 11th Annual Summer Picnic will be held at a house on a hilltop with spectacular views and a pool! Always one of ALAP's most popular events, the Summer Picnic features food and drink, casual socializing, and the inevitable tacky door prizes.

Reservations are accepted only by mail, and must be prepaid. To RSVP, download the Picnic invitation on the website's homepage, and make sure to respond before the deadline.

NEW WORKS LAB

7/20/2008

NEW WORKS LAB

ALAP's play development workshop
and the Coop Theatre Company
host a reading of

THE ART OF DISAPPEARING
by Stephanie Walker

Sunday, July 20
7 pm

The Black Box Theatre
12420 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles  90025
(near intersection of Centinela)

ALAP members are invited to the reading
and post-play discussion. 
Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Isabel Storey,
New Works Lab Coordinator at
IsabelS@LAPLaywrights.org

For more information on New Works Lab - and submission guidelines - please see the New Works Lab section of the ALAP website.

The next New Works Lab submission deadline is August 15.

In Our Own Voices at the Grove

5/24/2008

In Our Own Voices, ALAP's longest-running event, is back - and more exciting than ever!



This popular reading series, in which ALAP members read from their
work, has been a part of ALAP almost since the very beginning of the
organization.

On Saturday afternoon, May 24 at 2:00 PM, we'll be at Barnes & Noble at the Grove.

Here's how In Our Own Voices works:

ALAP
member playwrights secure 10-minute slots on a first-come, first-served
basis.  They might read a 10-minute play, or an excerpt from a longer
work, and up to 4 actors can join the playwright in the reading.  But
the playwright must be one of the readers--hence the title In Our Own Voices.

It's free and open to the public and a great deal of fun--and hey, if you don't like one reading, the next one is less than 10 minutes away!

And it gets even better!  For anything you purchase at B&N on this day--books, CDs and DVDs, a coffee from the cafe--part of the proceeds will go to ALAP.  So do your shopping and help ALAP at the same time!  Just go to http://laplaywrights.org/BarnesAndNobleVoucher.pdf, print out the voucher and bring it with you!

Here are the details:

Monday, May 24 @ 2:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble at the Grove
169 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles
Park in The Grove
structure and B&N will validate for 2 hours


Don't miss it!

In Our Own Voices

5/19/2008


In Our Own Voices, ALAP's longest-running event, is back - and more exciting than ever!

This popular reading series, in which ALAP members read from their work, has been a part of ALAP almost since the very beginning of the organization.

On Monday evening, May 19 at 7:00 PM, we'll be at Barnes & Noble in Encino.

Here's how In Our Own Voices works:

ALAP member playwrights secure 10 minute slots on a first-come, first-served basis.  They might read a 10-minute play, or an excerpt from a longer work, and up to 4 actors can join the playwright in the reading.  But the playwright must be one of the readers--hence the title In Our Own Voices.

It's free and open to the public and a great deal of fun--and hey, if you don't like one reading, the next one is less than 10 minutes away!

Here are the details:

Monday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble Encino
16461 Ventura Blvd, Encino
Ample parking in the lot


Don't miss it!

Artsday LA

3/8/2008


ALAP is proud to partner with the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts on Artsday LA, a focused, day-long educational experience to be held on the UCLA campus on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, Artsday LA immerses you into your choice of several fields including creative writing, screenwriting, design communication arts, interior design, landscape architecture, and entertainment media.  Top instructors participate in linked informational sessions and demonstrate how you can go from novice to professional in your chosen field.  In addition, ArtsDay LA attendees can receive individualized course and career advisement throughout the event; enroll in most courses at a 10% discount; and network with fellow designers, writers, actors, cinematographers, directors, producers, and musicians, plus representatives from arts and entertainment-related organizations and businesses.  For questions about this event, please contact Marcus Hennessy at (310) 267-4888 or go to www.uclaextension.edu/artsdayla.

NEW WORKS LAB

2/27/2008

Please join us for the next New Works Lab on Wednesday evening, February 27 at 7:30 pm at Moving Arts in Silver Lake.

The play selected is CHECKPOINT IN THE SAFETY ZONE by Andrew Shafer.  The producer for ALAP is Teri Graves.  There will be a post-play discussion and light refreshments.

Moving Arts is located at 1822 Hyperion Ave., about 1/2-mile east of Sunset & Fountain.  There is street parking on Hyperion, across the street on Fernwood and on Griffith Park Blvd.

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development workshop.  The lab holds bi-monthly readings of members' plays at participating theaters throughout Los Angeles. 

The purpose of the lab is to help in the development of members' plays, as well as to foster relationships between our members and local theaters.  For more information about the lab and submission guidelines, please see the "New Works Lab' section of this website.

To attend the reading, please RSVP to Isabel Storey, Lab Coordinator, at IsabelS@LAPlaywrights.org.

NEW WORKS LAB

2/27/2008

Please join us for the next New Works Lab on Wednesday evening, February 27 at 7:30 pm at Moving Arts in Silver Lake.

The play selected is CHECKPOINT IN THE SAFETY ZONE by Andrew Shafer.  The producer for ALAP is Teri Graves.  There will be a post-play discussion and light refreshments.

Moving Arts is located at 1822 Hyperion Ave., about 1/2-mile east of Sunset & Fountain.  There is street parking on Hyperion, across the street on Fernwood and on Griffith Park Blvd.

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development workshop.  The lab holds bi-monthly readings of members' plays at participating theaters throughout Los Angeles. 

The purpose of the lab is to help in the development of members' plays, as well as to foster relationships between our members and local theaters.  For more information about the lab and submission guidelines, please see the "New Works Lab' section of this website.

To attend the reading, please RSVP to Isabel Storey, Lab Coordinator, at IsabelS@LAPlaywrights.org.

New Works Lab

1/27/2008


NEW WORKS LAB

ALAP's new play development program continues with a reading of A MEDIEVAL TALE by Jan O'Connor.  This will be presented by the Coop Theatre Company on Sunday, January 27 at 7 pm at the Black Box Theatre in West Los Angeles.

The reading will be followed by a post-play discussion and light refreshments.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Isabel Storey, lab coordinator, at IsabelS@LAPLaywrights.org.

Annual Meeting and Twelfth Night Party

1/7/2008


ALAP's 2008 Annual Meeting and 12th Nite Party will be held on Monday, January 7, at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard (just east of Highland), 2nd Floor. Parking at Hollywood and Highland is $2 with validation at the Stella's front desk.


The Meeting will begin at 7:30 PM, and we'll talk about ALAP's plans for 2008. For those who haven't yet taken advantage of the new website, there will also be a brief "primer" on how to get started.

After the business part -- and we promise it'll be short! -- we'll adjourn to the Stella's famous Speakeasy for dessert and champagne.

Admission is free but you MUST make a reservation. To do so, email events@laplaywrights.org or call the HotLine at 323-957-4752, and leave your name, phone #, and number in your party.

NEW WORKS LAB

12/15/2007

The next New Works Lab will be held in January 2008.  It is being hosted by the Coop Theatre Company at the Black Box Theatre on the Westside.  Producer for New Works Lab Committee is John Frank.  The play selection will be announced in early January.

The deadline for the next New Works Lab is Saturday, December 15.  Play submissions postmarked by that date will be considered for the reading in February.

New Works Lab is ALAP's play development program.  It is held bi-monthly at theatres throughout Los Angeles.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the New Works Lab page on the website. If you have further questions, you may contact the Lab Coordinator, Isabel Storey, at IsabelS@LAPlaywrights.org.

Happy writing!

Dramageddon!!!

From: 10/5/2007

To: 10/7/2007


Dramageddon!!!

Here it comes, and you don't want to miss it!  Presented in conjunction with the Dramatists Guild of America's visit to Los Angeles, there's nothing penultimate about Dramageddon, which will bring a smorgasbord of events of interest to playwrights, directors, actors and anyone who loves the theatre.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 - 8:00 PM
Dramatists Guild Town Hall

Led by Executive Director of Creative Affairs Gary Garrison, with Director of Business Affairs David Faux, General Manager Abby Marcus, and Director of Membership Joshua Levine


LOCATION:
Theatre West,  3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, LA 90068; park in lot across the street.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 - All-day extravaganza

LOCATION:   Loyola Marymount University, hosted by the Departments of English and Theatre and DanceClick here for driving directions.  When you arrive, tell the gate attendant you are here for the playwrights event and you'll be directed to convenient free parking.  All events take place in University Hall in the Ahmanson Auditorium and adjacent classrooms.

10:00 - 11:45 Director/ Dramatist Exchange

Directors give brief presentations about what they're looking for in new scripts; networking follows.

12:00 - 12:50 Playwrights' Rights

A discussion of the legal issues playwrights need to deal with, including copyright, royalties, approvals, creative control, etc.  Panelists include David Faux, Dramatists Guild Dir. of Business Affairs; Gordon P. Firemark, Theatrical Attorney

12:00 - 12:50 Other Peoples' Stories: The Art of Adaptation

Panelists include Simon Levy (The Great Gatsby, Guthrie); Michael Michetti (Picture of Dorian Gray, Boston Court); David Rambo (Paint Your Wagon, Geffen, headed to Broadway); Freyda Thomas (Tartuffe, Broadway 1996)

1:00 - 1:45 Monologue Slam: Round One
Playwright-actor teams compete with prepared one-minute monologues through two preliminary rounds (you must have a different monologue for each prelim round), with our all-star panel of judges selecting four final teams based on the quality of the writing (monologues don't have to be memorized). Then, for the final round, better make sure those creative juices are flowing, because you're going to have to write a brand new monologue for your actor to perform--with almost no time to do it!

Want to be part of the Slam? Email Co-Chair Jon Dorf with your full name, phone number and the name of your actor (or if you are a writer-performer, you may be your own actor) by October 4! Let's get ready to rumble!!!  Note:  Participants must be ALAP or Dramatists Guild members (though you may join ALAP on Saturday) in good standing.  Among the prizes will be Final Draft software and Writers Store gift certificates.

1:15 - 2:45 New Play Development: Where Are We?

Lit Managers and Reps of large, medium and small sized theaters discuss the development process. Panelists include Michael Garces (Cornerstone), Daniel Henning (Blank), Megan Monaghan (South Coast Rep), Brad Price (Furious Theatre Company), Matt Shakman (Black Dahlia), Raul Staggs (Playwrights' Arena) and Pier Carlo Talenti (CTG).

2:00 - 2:45 Monologue Slam: Round Two

3:00 - 4:00 A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart)

4:15 - 6:00 The 9th Annual ALAP Playreading Festival and Monologue Slam Finals

Plays: L. A. Yoga by Anna Baum; The Lesbian in the Tool Shed by Dan Berkowitz; The Brown Couch by Diane Grant; Angel in the Attic by Kristen Lazarian; Papaya by David Lewison; Mind Games by Allen Wilkinson.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

LOCATION:   Loyola Marymount University, hosted by the Departments of English and Theatre and DanceClick here for driving directionsWhen you arrive, tell the gate attendant you are here for the playwrights event and you'll be directed to convenient free parking.  All events take place in University Hall's Ahmanson Auditorium.

 1:00 - 2:30 Short But Sweet: Writing the 10-Minute Play

A Master Class conducted by Gary Garrison

 2:30 - 4:00 Be Specific! The Ins and Outs of Creating Site-Specific Works

A Talk-Back Discussion. Panelists include playwrights involved in The Car Plays.

All events are free and open to the public, with ALAP and Guild members having priority seating. RSVP required for Friday's Town Hall and Sunday's Master Class: events@dramatistsguild.com

Dramageddon is sponsored by the Dramatists Guild Fund, Final Draft, Inc., and The Writers Store.

2007 Writers Faire

9/9/2007


Join ALAP on September 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the UCLA campus for the Writers Faire, a festive and enlightening day of free programs on the art and craft of writing, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. More than 70 published and produced Writers' Program instructors conduct 24 free panel discussions and mini-lectures in creative writing and screenwriting.  Enroll in most Writers' Program courses at a 10% discount, and talk to representatives from 20 community and professional organizations, graduate writing programs, and writing-allied businesses.  Admission is free and parking is $8.  We'll be there - you should too!  For more information, call 310/825-9415 or visit the URL below.

Annual Picnic

9/9/2007

Join ALAP members and guests for food, drink, conversation, and tacky door prizes at the Annual Picnic in a beautiful shady backyard in the Hollywood Hills!


Reservations and pre-payment essential. Download the invitation in the Newsletter section of the website and RSVP with your check.

In Our Own Voices

6/3/2007


It's part two of this year's In Our Own Voices, ALAP's longest running event! Listen to members--who must be among the actors--perform in readings of their short plays (or excerpts from longer ones).

Here are the details...

Dutton's Brentwood Books
11975 San Vicente Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90049

2 PM

310-476-6263
Ample parking in the lot and on the street

In Our Own Voices

5/21/2007


In Our Own Voices, ALAP's longest running event, is back in the first of two installments. Listen to members--who must be among the actors--perform in readings of their short plays (or excerpts from longer ones).

Here are the details for Part One...

Barnes & Noble Encino
7 PM

16461 Ventura Blvd.
818-380-1641
Ample parking in their lot

FAQ U

5/6/2007

Come one, come all, and learn how to use the new ALAP website! It'll be at the Plummer Park Community Center at 2 PM!