CORE: Playwriting Festival 2019


May 16 - May 19, 2019

Lounge Theater


Fierce Backbone's community of writers will present 8 original and cutting edge 10-minute plays that involve the diverse community of Los Angeles.

“The art of writing has for backbone some fierce attachment to an idea.”

- Virginia Woolf

We develop plays and the people who make them happen.

Rock Good grief Grandma

“…always engrossing and fun to watch…”

Neal Weaver @ Backstage

“…truly a company worth watching…”

Bob Leggett @ LA Examiner

“…the work is touching and poignant enough that it folds the audience into the crux of the play's humanity.”

Mia Bonadonna @ LAist

What We Do


Since 2008, our weekly workshop has met nearly every Monday night in Hollywood to read new plays in progress from our Fierce Writers. Our moderated workshop format provides a positive, supportive forum for Fierce Writers to hear their words performed by Fierce Actors. Check the calendar and come visit us on a workshop night and see what we’re all about!


Alongside the Monday night workshop, our membership participates in special programs to engage as a community and further their personal artistic goals. Master classes, development weekends and other career-focused events give Fierce artists the extra space to concentrate on the becoming a better artist through experiences.


Projects that reach different levels of artistic readiness are selected for staged readings, workshop productions or full productions as part of our producing season. Everything produced by Fierce has been engaged in some form of development with the company.

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