HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
As we begin this glorious New Year that holds the promise of miracles and opportunities beyond measure, I would like to thank all of you for your continued support.
2011 was a banner year for the Festival. We experienced our most successful Festival since our inception18 years ago, selling out all but one of our programs – and that attendance was also good. In addition to a successful Festival, we were fortunate to have received a grant from the City of Culver City to offer an evening of solo performances for their residents at The Actor’s Gang at The Ivy Substation in Culver City, CA. To our delight, that was a sold out house, too!
We were able to extend our educational outreach through, two 12 week storytelling workshops that we offered to senior citizens. This gave us the opportunity to creatively interact with over 75 seniors thanks to our two workshop instructors, Ina Buckner-Barnette who taught Connecting Bridges Through Stories and Iona Morris who taught The Storytelling: What Rich Lives We Lead.
As we move forward into this new year, we are excited about our new partnership with A New Life, a program that serves newly released women from prison. Through our partnership, LAWTF will be providing a writing workshop, Magnifying Your Dreams and Releasing Your Doubts taught by Iona Morris and an acting workshop, Stir It Up - From the Inside Out! taught by Alma Collins.
We have received another grant from the City of Culver City so we will again bring our Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival talent to The Actor’s Gang Theatre housed at the Ivy Substation in Culver City on March 28, 2012.
Of course, we invite all of you to join us for our 19th Annual Festival: SHINE! that will be held March 22-25, 2012 at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. We have a wonderful, exciting lineup of women solo artists from all around globe including those from the Netherlands, Canada and from cities around the US that include those from New York, Florida, Washington, Missouri, and up and down the state of California.
And, make your resolution to like us on FaceBook.
Adilah Barnes, Co-Founder/Executive Director
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