Friday, October 14, 2011

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Joined the Bookworms at the West Hollywood Book Fair

On Sunday, October 2nd, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival joined the bookworms at the West Hollywood Book Fair.  The West Hollywood Book Fair, which took place at the West Hollywood Park and brand new West Hollywood Library, hosted over 300 authors and artists, 12 stages, 125 exhibitors and 25,000 guests!  It was a gorgeous day, and a beautiful location, right across from the Pacific Design Center.

LAWTF was located at Booth B4, right behind a huge mural by street artist Kenny Scharf (see photo). Volunteers and staff held down the LAWTF booth from 10am-6pm where we were able to inform passersby about the Festival and how to become involved. A huge thanks to our board members: Lynne Conner and Kate Purnell and volunteers:  Renee Balboa and all her fraternity members at Cal State Los Angeles and Tanya White!  Other theatre organizations that were represented at the Book Fair included the Pasadena Playhouse and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights

LAWTF was thrilled to return to the West Hollywood Book Fair! This year, for the first time, we performed indoors at the brand new West Hollywood Library and presented Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival: On the Road! It was an afternoon of performances brought-to-life by past Festival artists. 
Barbara Cole
Bonnie Weiss

Performers included; Barbara Cole, Lindsay Halladay, Juliette Marshall, and Bonnie Weiss.  Barbara Cole performed an excerpt from Surviving Chrysalis, a hilarious one-woman-show, which explores key turning points in a woman’s life – from becoming a new mom to losing a soul mate. Lindsay Halladay, AKA The Lindz, an engaging and electric performance poet, performed selections from her show, WASP.   Juliette Marshall, joined by Mitch Kaplan and Denise Fraser, a captivating cabaret artist, performed a new an excerpt from her fast-paced cabaret style musical/comedy, Shift Happens.  And Bonnie Weiss, the vibrant 76-year-old modern dancer, performed Great Rock of Inner Seeking, a piece that was inspired by sculptor Isamu Noguchi.

LAWTF looks forward to returning the West Hollywood Book Fair next year!

Juliette Marshall
Lindsay Halladay

For more information on the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival or to become a volunteer please visit or call 818-760-0408!