Thursday, July 13, 2017

LAWTF 7TH CULVER CITY PROGRAM IS LESS THAN 3 WEEKS AWAY

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in association with City National Bank is proud to announce the 7th Annual Culver City Program, Defining Moments.


“Defining Moments” is an evening of important moments in time and stories told by the women who have lived them. Hosted by singer/songwriter Karen A. Clark, the program features four diverse and talented performers. Carla Delaney, Clarinda Ross, Wendy Hammers, and Rachae Thomas will present excerpts from their solo acts, moments from their lives that changed theway they would view life.


This exciting program will be held on Sunday, July 30th, at 7 p.m. in The Rotunda Room of
the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City.
For reservations and ticket information, please call 818-760- 0408, or visit the LAWTF website!



This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support
from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

LAWTF NEEDS YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT TO OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is now accepting submissions for our exciting 25th Annual Festival to be held March 29-31, 2018!




LAWTF is accepting submissions from female solo artists of all ethnicities and ages with
original works: actors, performance artists, dancers, comedians, storytellers, singers,
musicians, and performance poets and more from throughout the world.



This year we are again offering an online submission, which can be found on LAWTF’s website.
CLICK HERE
For more, please call (818) 760-0408.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LAWTF Receives Its 12th Summer Internship Grant From The LACAC!





    LAWTF Receives Its 12th Summer Internship Grant From The Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Past LACAC Summer Interns pose for a photo

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival is pleased to announce a Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) Summer Internship Grant for the 12th year in a row. This program is funded by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and was established in 2000. This summer's program is placing college students in 120 non-profit agencies with 132 available positions. 


LAWTF is now accepting applications for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Summer Internship Program. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and before the deadline of May 8th for this highly competitive paid position. The LACAC Summer Internship Program will begin as early as June 5th. Students will work 10 weeks for 40 hours per week.

For eligibility requirements and application guidelines, please visit www.lacountyarts.org or call (818) 760-0408 for more information on LAWTF's Marketing/Development Intern position.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

BRAVA! A Day of Theatre- Performer Spotlight #5 Misty Monroe!!

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
is proud to present
BRAVA!
"A Day of Theatre"

Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Macha Theatre
1107 N Kings Rd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 24 years of producing well over 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.
  
Entertainment for the day of 
Sunday, April 23th, 2017, 6:45pm  
will include:
           
Misty Monroe

"Unapologetically Black"


Misty Monroe is a proud Californian. She grew up in both Northern and Southern California but now calls Los Angeles home.  Misty received a Bachelor's in Theatre from San Diego State and after graduation moved to Los Angeles to becoming a working actor. In the beginning the "working" part of being an actor was not happening AT ALL so she began substitute teaching in South Central L.A. and fell in love with teaching.  Monroe taught in LAUSD for eight years and earned a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, as well as Master's in Multi-Cultural and Bilingual Education.  

Monroe continued to take classes at the Groundlings Theatre and was promoted to the Sunday Company the highest level of student performance troupes.  She performed for 18 months and during that time tested for SNL twice.  Although she didn't get the gig. Monroe went on to appear in several sitcoms including 'How I Met Your Mother', '2 Broke Girls', 'Fresh off the Boat', and more recently 'Baskets' and 'Speechless'.




"Unapologetically Black" blends Misty Monroe's two favorite worlds: theatre and education. Her work premiered at the Groundlings Theatre to sold-out performances. The show reveals how she progressed through the "Stages of Nigrescence" to achieve a healthy Black identity, which is challenging especially when a Black child grows up in both white suburban neighborhoods and the drug-riddled areas of South Central Los Angeles. Monroe educates you while sharing her own family's painful struggles with crack and how she was able to achieve in-spite of it.

To see Misty Monroe's hilarious, yet riveting full performance and other dynamic solo shows, please join us for the 2nd Annual Brava "A Day of Theatre" to be held at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.

For tickets and any additional information, please call LAWTF at (818) 760-0408, visit our website at 
www.lawtf.org or to purchase tickets, click here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BRAVA! A Day of Theatre- Performer Spotlight #4 Alina Cenal!

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
is proud to present
BRAVA!
"A Day of Theatre"

Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Macha Theatre
1107 N Kings Rd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 24 years of producing well over 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.
  
Entertainment for the day of 
Sunday, April 23th, 2017, 5:30pm  
will include:
           
Alina Cenal
"Words from a Cuban Father"





Alina Cenal is a Cuban American performer, director, teacher and writer whose career extends over 35 years in television, theater, and film. Alina has created a one woman show "Words From a Cuban Father": mambo, carnival, revolution, Fidel and my father, Miami, hotdogs,drag-queens, the circus, discos, Hollywood, fun music and dance highlight her bilingual experience of being yanked from her native Cuba as a child and yearning to return. The strong presence of her proud father guides her through the American  cultural landscape. 


Cenal has been dancing through life with energy and passion that she also brings to her storytelling, teaching, and performances. Immersed in the music and dance of her native Cuba, she was raised in Miami and later attended the University of South Florida as a dance major. She has extensive professional experience of over 30 years in film, television, and theater.



Some TV credits include: The Shield, Judging Amy, Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, Webster, and Days of our Lives. Some theater credits: A Chorus Line, A Touch of a Poet, Cabaret, and In Search of Me. Her credits also include performing and teaching for the Music Center Education Division of Los Angeles and the nationally touring children's theater troupe, We Tell Stories.
Teaching children life skills through the magic of theater has been the center of Cenal's work. She founded Kids Acting Out-West, 18 years ago, bringing theater to after-school curriculum and summer camps. Together with her company, the Ventura County's Artist-in-the-Classroom Program, and Alina Latina, her bilingual storytelling shows, she works with hundreds of children weekly.
Cenal and her fun professional instructors have created an exciting theater program, immersing the children in their own creative process. Her energy and love for the children sets the tone for the entire experience.

To see Alina Cenal's energetic full performance and other dynamic solo shows, please join us for the 2nd Annual Brava "A Day of Theatre" to be held at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.


For tickets and any additional information, please call LAWTF at (818) 760-0408, visit our website at www.lawtf.org or to purchase tickets, click here.


                                             We hope to see you there!