Monday, August 22, 2011

Mixing It Up With LAWTF!

The LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL hosted its first SUMMER MEMBERSHIP MIXER on August 16th, 2011 at the ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE. It was a night filled with mingling and networking, fabulous performances by past Festival performers, and a cornucopia of raffle prizes, ranging from tickets to several shows at the Eclectic Company Theatre to a week stay at Adilah Barnes’ WRITER’S WELL, a literary retreat for women in Sharpsburg, GA.

The event was hosted by the amazing Florence LaRue, who gave a quick overview of the Festival and its programming, including its workshops and year-round events. Following her introduction, Niki Blumberg, LAWTF’s Membership Coordinator, gave an presentation on the benefits of an LAWTF membership and a further overview of the Festival. Ms. LaRue then introduced our four performers for the night.

Kicking off the night with 74-year old Bonnie Weiss with her dance piece, Great Rock of Inner Seeking, set to poetry and music. Karen A. Clark followed with her song, Passing Through My Ghetto, which she started off by explaining the inspiration to her song. In her piece about midlife, Surviving Chrysalis, Barbara Cole told a story about her forbidden interest in a Trader Joe’s cashier. Finishing up the night, Juliette Marshall performed the newest part of her cabaret show Shift Happens, in which her online dating adventures don’t end up like she expected.

One benefit of attending the Summer Membership Mixer was the exclusive two-for-one membership offer. Several of our audience members took full advantage of this opportunity and did their part to support the Festival. The night was an overall success!

We would like to thank the Eclectic Company Theatre and Niki Blumberg for allowing us to use their intimate space for our event and for providing us with raffle prizes, Sarah Zitin for offering one-hour massage raffle prize, and Adilah Barnes for offering a one-week stay at the Writer’s Well as another prize. Thank you to Ms. Florence LaRue who hosted the Mixer.

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival needs you! If you would like to become part of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, please visit the Support Us page on this blog, or on our website ( to find out about our different membership levels and other ways you can support the Festival. If you mention that you are one of our readers, you can also get a two-for-one membership! Call us at 818-760-0408 or email us at to become a member!

Gustavo Garcia
Administrative Intern to the Executive Producer