Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights recently issued a "Guide to the Los Angeles Theatre Community," a 30-page booklet which not only lists major producing organizations and available theatres but offers a breakdown of acting, writing and directing groups in southern California. It is the first time such a theatre resource guide has been assembled in Los Angeles. The cost is $6 for non-members, $4 for members. ALAP hopes to publish the guide annually.
ALAP is also offering members and non-members sample contracts for playwrights covering Play Readings and Production Contracts for Plays. The latter is $2 for members, $3 for non-members. The playreading sample contract is $1 members, $2 non-members.
ALAP is sponsoring a play reading festival Sept. 23-26, with nine plays by ALAP members being read over a four-day period at seven participating L.A. theatres: Actors Gang, Circle X, Open Fist, Moving Arts, Playwrights Arena, Theatre of Note and Sacred Fools. All readings are free to the public. The nine plays were chosen out of a total of 132 scripts submitted by 90 writers.
The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights is located at 7510 Sunset Blvd. To order the Guide or to obtain information about the reading festival call the ALAP hotline, (323) 957-4752. Also available free of charge from ALAP is the Dramatists Guild of America's list of southern California literary agents who handle plays.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent