Fountain Theatre honored for supporting female playwrights

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Playwright Elizabeth Irwin with the company of My Manana Comes 

The Fountain Theatre is pleased to announce that it has been honored by the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative for significantly supporting women playwrights during the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The acknowledgement was announced last night at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Awards held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Our LA Premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin was one of the Fountain’s official entries in this year’s Fringe Festival.

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Playwright Elizabeth Irwin

The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative is an LA-based organization working to ensure that women playwrights are fairly represented on local stages and beyond. Its Most Wanted List gives accolades to Hollywood Fringe Festival venues that consistently produce new plays by women playwrights.

“This was our first year participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival,” said Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. “It’s an honor for the Fountain to be recognized by LAFPI as a company that supports female playwrights. This acknowledgement is deeply meaningful to us.”

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