LA BROADS: a staged reading festival

Join Broads' Word Ensemble, in partnership with the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI), for LA Broads: a staged reading festival of original 15-minute plays and short excerpts of original full-length scripts from Los Angeles based female playwrights. Each play is partnered with a female director to tell a woman’s story with at least 50% female cast.

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Must be Comfortable With

An all-female ensemble explores the hilarious, ridiculous, and often bizarre experiences of being an actress in a world full of character descriptions like: “Must be comfortable having a condom full of condensed milk thrown in your face.” Seeking all ages, genders,

Women w/o Walls

Based on the myth of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx and inspired by Dante’s Inferno and Sartre’s No Exit, an all female cast explores the fine line between life and death, decision and non-decision, and the intense human

Fifty Shades of Shrew

“Place your hands below your husband’s foot.” Surely a controversial statement in Shakespeare’s time, in today’s world it is hopelessly misogynistic. Unless… What if Katharina is a submissive in search of her Dominant? What if Bianca is a Dom auditioning

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Theatre by women, about women, for everyone. In a theatrical climate where there are always an abundance of talented actresses and very few good roles for them to bring to life, Broads’ Word Ensemble is dedicated to letting those actresses

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Reviews

A smack-down of epic proportions of the women's theatrical casting scene...highly recommended.

Tracey Paleo, Gia on the Move Must be Comfortable With

the show is perfectly cast with each of the actresses fully embodying their character’s persona and physicality.

Shari Barrett, Broadway World Women w/o Walls

Directed by Danielle Ozymandias, the overriding tone of the piece is tongue-in-cheek; it succeeds by virtue of the performers’ ability to zero in on some key aspect of their characters -– be it fractiousness or envy or curiosity -– and reflect it aptly and humorously.

Deborah Klugman, Stage Raw Fifty Shades of Shrew
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