*LAWTF On Saturday, April 30, 2016, in association with the City of West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival presented its free all-day event, “Encore! A Day of Theatre.”
This exciting line-up began at noon at Plummer Park with Terrie Silverman’s personal writing workshop, “Identity as an Act of Courage.” This powerful class explored the definition of home, its impact on identity and the courage it takes to be one’s self.
The all-day program then headed to The Actor’s Company’s Let Live Theatre where our four diverse performers each shared their solo works.
Artists in order of appearance included from Oakland, CA Vicki Dello Joio (What’s Wrong with a Mouse?)Juliette Jeffers (ChocolateMatch.com) Sandy Brown (Oh, Yes, She Did!) and closing the day out to a packed house was the hilarious, yet poignant Kim Coles (Oh, But Wait, There’s More.) All shows attracted enthusiastic and well-attended audiences.
A great day that was enjoyed by all concluded with a catered reception where our audience mingled over our delectable offerings.
Many thanks to the City of West Hollywood ‘s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission for, in great part, making this successful event possible. For more on their provocative programming, please visit www.weho.org/arts
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) empowers women artists to engage and inspire communities through the production of multidisciplinary solo performers and educational outreach.
The Annual Festival honors the achievement of extraordinary women in theatre.
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival began with a “chance meeting” of solo actors Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed in 1993 when they met at a statewide California Arts Council Touring Roster Conference in Pasadena, CA.
What drew these two talented women of different cultures together was learning that they both portray historical figures: Adilah’s being African American and include suffragist Sojourner Truth and political activist Angela Davis and Miriam’s contrasting Anglo women that include birth control activists Margaret Sanger and Susan B. Anthony.
Historical figures was the bond that united these two women in an artistic and spiritual way.