Auditions for Page to Stage New Works Festival Coming Soon!

ACTORS! Want to work with us? Come be a part of 5 new & exciting local Playwrights when we have auditions for the Page to Stage Festival at the @curtis_theatre! Check our website for info about audition sides or the Facebook event Curtis Theatre created. Character breakdown coming soon. 🎭

Calling all actors! Auditions for the Page to Stage Playwrighting Festival at the Curtis Theatre are only a month away!!

Project La Femme is co-producing this festival of staged readings of new works by women writers with the Curtis Theatre and we couldn’t be more excited. We received over 400 submissions, and we have been working all spring to read them and narrow it down to just five. Directors have been invited and now we just need you! Please join us on August 5th or 6th to audition to be a part of this unique festival. Below are the 5 pieces that we will be presenting with a brief synopsis, and you can find a character breakdown here. Can’t wait to see everyone at auditions!

Butterfly in the Ashes by Synida (Syn) Fontes

Director Heather Enriquez

Butterfly in the Ashes is the study of four Mexican-American women living somewhere between "I Don't Give A Flying Fuck" and "Trying Desperately To Fly--the Hell Outta Here". Not a portrait, but surveillance footage of their interdependent relationships through mental illness, imposed guardianship, twisted fairytales, the "light side" of abortion and alcoholism, and why the he'll those Girl Scouts never come up with any new cookie flavors that someone would actually like.

The Paper Hangers by Emily Brauer Rogers

Director Katie Chidester

Based on Charlotte Perkins Giman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, The Paper Hangers takes a modern look at Me’s struggle to deal with postpartum depression when society, particularly her mother and husband, expect a new mother to embrace motherhood and domesticity. 

Deanna and Paul by Dagney Kerr

Director Angela Cruz Martinez

Deanna's a quirky waitress with a strict no tipping policy. Paul's a surly customer with a tight lid on his heart. Their lonely worlds collide one day in a small-town diner, where one cup of coffee can change everything. 

Beauracrazy by Kate Danley

Director Rose London

Grace and Amy are just two regular girls working as secretaries in a soul-sucking office. But when their boss chokes on an oatmeal raisin cookie, it starts a domino effect of death and disaster in this female-driven comedy about office politics and classism. 

Gargoyles by Diana Burbano

Director Elvia Susana Rubalcava

Aurora, a sculptor and ex silent film star, moves her teenaged daughter Daisy to a small village in Mexico, far from temptation and men. Their dull existence is upended when a “monster” moves into their secluded village. The monster turns out to be an English soldier with a disfigured face. Daisy is fascinated and takes him on as a project. Aurora in her desire to protect Daisy from all hurt, takes on the Soldier herself. She soon discovers that, both monsters, they have much in common. Aurora has to choose between her self loathing and fear, and the promise of an unconventional love with a man who has suffered as much as she has.



We are so excited about some MAJOR projects that we’re currently working on.

Mark you calendars for our return to Fullerton Artwalk with the Hibbleton Gallery at the Magoski Colony. We are teaming up with another arts advocacy group, Opulent Mobility, to explore the intersection of feminism and disability through a visual arts exhibition. Look for this on Friday February 1st 2019.

Also, we’re gonna have a fundraiser! Yes, we can’t believe it either.

The incredibly talented people at Gay Olde Time Events are partnering with PLF to throw a night of 1920s speakeasy glam party - all in the name of supporting future projects in our community. The tickets to this event are limited but they include open bar, refreshments, music, dancing and prizes!

November 17th, 2018 at 7pm.

We can’t reveal too much about this yet but if you are interested in attending, reach out to us to reserve your seat! Email us here:

Project #WomenGetLoud is Happening!

We're so so excited about presenting our first ever live show as Project La Femme. This was a long time coming since the members of PLF are all performance-based and trained. 

Project #WomenGetLoud

Experimenting with visual art and social conscious art projects has been eye opening and we certainly will continue to produce them. Doing this show for International Women's Day was a surprise opportunity and the very best part of curating this show is seeing the talent from our friends and colleagues who are willing to contribute for an up lifting night of art and sisterhood.

Also, all proceeds will go to She Should Run, a way for us to amplify women's voices in the community and support issues that affect us all. 

Join us on March 8th for an incredible night of for all women and our whole community!

Free Speech is Alive and Well in Fullerton

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Free Speech . There is a barrage of talk on free speech these days .. the war on free speech , freedom of speech rights , where to draw the line on free speech , what constitutes freedom of speech? the list goes on, and on . This blog is not about answering those questions or queries but to highlight a very cool , very progressive forum we have recently found that encourages free speech in a personal way .

   In a world and climate of unknowns of free speech - it is refreshing that the Free Discussion Society exists and it exists within our tiny community of Fullerton Ca  - What pray tell is the Free Discussion Society you might ask ? Well , Project La Femme set out to find out just that !

   After meeting Bam Paul at our last event and finding out that he runs a salon style forum for the hot button topics plaguing our society day in and day out - we knew we needed to see what it was all about. So what is it about ? The Free Discussion Society is a group formed by Bam Paul for people to get together, answer their thoughts and feelings on the presented topic - and gasp .. talk about it in person ! Yes, you read that right .. not by commenting on a Facebook feed , not by sharing an article on someone Else's thoughts that reflect their own ideology , not by having heated words via Twitter - TALKING IN PERSON ! It might not seem revolutionary, we have all been talking to each other since we could format our thoughts into language -  but in this day and age where posting a meme via social media seems to be the norm of expressing our feelings on any given subject , talking seems really refreshing.

   So you might be thinking .." so you just got into a room with strangers and talked about a hot topic , so what ? " Well this is precisely why we felt the need to go - " What is this all about ?" was the main thought.

   Well for starters let me talk you through what we experienced. Once a month Bam does his thing at Max Blooms coffee stop in Fullerton. We showed up , got some hot tea ( regardless of the fact that it was nearly 100 degrees on the 15th of October) We sat down , more people filtered in until there was about 20 - 30 people gathered on couches , cafe table seating and random chairs. Several people greeted us , asked if it was our first time etc. It must have been obvious that it was .. but no one seemed to care and several people mentioned they'd been to at least ten of these. I had no idea what to expect- just that the prompt was "What needs to be done about the issue of homelessness , who is responsible?" Honestly , I was hoping to be a fly on the wall , listen intently and that would be it. I was wrong ( just a side-note , I'm really thrilled I was wrong about this)

   SO here is how this Free Discussion Society works .. Bam began by telling all the participants that he will be doling out Scrabble tiles , we will be going in order from A-Z , and that we were to speak freely on the topic/prompt of the night, after everyone has had a chance to speak we would go around the room again and Bam would ask for more insight from us.

   What ?!! I have to speak on a topic in front of strangers ! Do I even have any thoughts to contribute , are they even worth hearing - So after the fear subsided - I figured lets just go on this ride , let's see what happens. So we started at A .. everyone in the room , whether prepared or not, spoke. It was insightful , and even though some radical answers came from a few participants everyone listened....intently. We went around the room again and some compounded on their thoughts , some spoke about how others thoughts were perspective changers for them and they would take them into consideration.

   You might be asking .. why doesn't she tell us some of the thoughts .. what were the answers?. Well , I thought about making this a book report and sharing the answers , comments , musings of the other participates as well as my own .. but at the end of this experience my thoughts are this - The topic matters .. however it matters more that this forum exists and if you get the chance to experience this for yourself - you should. If you live in Fullerton or anywhere near - go to the Free Discussion Society. If you don't ... talk to people , in person. We hide behind our screens and we hide behind the idea that talking to strangers or even those we know about hot button topics is off limits - It's not. If we all start talking and LISTENING !! ( that's the big one) in person , we might get a better understanding of topics and others perspectives. That's it and I for one am thankful to have had the opportunity to attend the Free Discussion Society and will be back.

Also - here is an awesome article on the Free Discussion Society and some more info.