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.
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,
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
“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
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 actressesRead more
A smack-down of epic proportions of the women's theatrical casting scene...highly recommended.
the show is perfectly cast with each of the actresses fully embodying their character’s persona and physicality.
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.