Who We Are
Fierce Backbone is a collaborative organization committed to writing, developing and producing new dramatic works.
We endeavor to provide opportunities where the skills and artistry of our membership can flourish..
We are a member-run play development company with a Writers Unit and an Actors Unit.
In the summer of 2007, a group of playwrights, actors and directors gathered to solve a problem: How do we develop new plays while also developing as artists?
We are a company dedicated to developing plays and people. Each play graduates to further levels of development: staged readings, workshop productions, full productions…all with the support and talents of Backbone members leading the way.
We guide projects with a supportive “peer-review” process keeping the writer’s vision in mind while supporting people-power and financial fuel.
As a company, we strive to support the work our membership is inspired to create. We believe some of the very best theater is yet to be discovered. Above all else, we endeavor to collaborate with fierce integrity and a tough backbone.
What We Do
Fierce Backbone meets in the Lounge Theatre* on Monday Nights and we read sections of three different plays. On any given Monday, about 1/2 of the roles are pre-cast and the other 1/2 are assigned the night of the meeting. GUESTS ARE WELCOME. The meeting starts at 7:20 pm, but please arrive at 7:00 so we can cast the pieces.
* The Lounge is located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. There are 2 theaters in the Lounge. We meet in Theatre #2
Fierce Backbone also offers full reads on select Saturdays to plays developed in our company.
Our Core Values
Foundation & Focus: The Plays written by our members
Evolve and grow diverse artistic disciplines through a viable development process to create new work through a peer-review process
Balance the goals and needs of individual members
We create a collaborative atmosphere that fosters a safe home and structure for experimentation; We encourage communication and healthy debate in all matters.
Building connections and working relationships with other theater companies and our community at large.
Transparency in our decision-making process and our finances/governance
Attract and develop artists who command attention; Artists who know when to put their ego aside and allow others to shine.
We expect our members to share the burden and joy of production.
We are never afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Then strive to figure it out.
Above all things, we adhere to integrity in our personal, business and artistic relationships. We place the highest value on respect, tolerance, acceptance, honesty and accountability.
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