LACPF Now Offering One-on-One Streaming Consultations
August 21, 2020 - The arrival of COVID-19 into the our world has disrupted our lives in many ways from the mundane to the most integral aspects of our lives. While disruptions were always constant, we relied on "escapes" to take us away from our responsibilities, at least for a brief moment, so at some point we could return to them, refreshed and clear headed.
One of those escapes was hit hardest - live theatre. Despite this blow, many have attempted to keep theatre alive and well through streaming platforms and innovative new ways to share these stories and offer escape as well as some sort of a semblance of normalcy. LACPF considered an online streaming approach to this year's festival, but it was determined that an alternative form of production would not do justice nor achieve the initial goal we set out for in bringing the work of college playwrights to the L.A. stage. As much of a sting as this might be in admitting for some, theatre was meant to be enjoyed live on-stage and in the company of others to witness the collective and emotional experience before them. There is no substitute.
Indeed, there is no substitute for live theatre, but LACPF has developed an alternative to lifting up and focusing on the emerging and aspiring college playwright. In leu of this year's production, we offered full refunds to our participating playwrights, or if they chose, they instead could opt for a one-on-one consulting session to discuss their material. So far it has been a success.
Piggybacking on that successful note, we asked why this opportunity need be limited only to participating playwrights. No need at all. So we decided to extend the offer and make it available to any playwright interested in a critical analysis and critique of their work for feedback purposes outside the arena of academia and from a an industry lens.
What's more, it allows us to open the doors to full length plays as well where LACPF productions are limited only to one-acts of a specified length.
If you are an emerging college playwright interested in this unique opportunity, please click the link below or visit our submission page to schedule your consultation today.
In the meantime, be sure to check back frequently for new announcements and when we will be accepting submissions for our (hopeful) 2021 production of the Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival.
- The Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival
August 22, 2019 The Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival recently celebrated its well-received second season at the The Dorie Theater - Complex Hollywood in the heart of Theatre Row. If you were unable to join us, please enjoy the review from Los Angeles Theatre Critic - David McDowell Blue by clicking here.
"James Elden of LACPF gives detailed feedback that combines a pursuit of excellence with an encouraging approach. The focus here is on the play and playwright -- how both are working effectively in the present, and how both can become more effective in the future." - Sydney Gamble - USC
Brooke Daniels - James Madison University - He/She/They
Carissa Atallah - UC Riverside - Voir Dire
Bryan Harris - Orange Coast College - Take Five
Michael Robinson - UC Riverside - Rabbits
Published versions of all of these play can be found in LACPF Volume 2 which is currently available on Amazon along with our 2018 collection - LACPF Volume 1. Click here to order yours today.