Thursday, February 23, 2012

LAWTF launches FB campaign: Goal 1M Fans!!!

We are off and running! Running that is towards our goal to reach 1 million FB fans by the kickoff of our 19th Annual Festival on March 22nd. Our month-long marathon to build our fan base can only succeed with your help.
So what do you have to do? Easy. Go to our FaceBook page and "Like" us. Then ask all of your FB friends to join in and "Like" us too. Now, we promised you it would be easy so here's the link:
Stay tuned for updates as we race toward the finish line and, thanks for your continued support of LAWTF. 



The 19th Annual Festival kicks off with the traditional Champagne Gala and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. This year we are thrilled to feature performances from Florence La Rue in Just As I Am: Ms. La Rue, a founding member of the legendary pop vocal group The Fifth Dimension, gives a glimpse into the life of the woman, not the celebrity; Ingrid Graham in Eagle Woman: an emblematic dance which represents spirit, majesty and the ability to soar to new heights; Marisa Johnson in My Own Way: A woman expresses through song her victory over sexual assault; and Tia Matza in My M.O.: Through poetry, a trapeze artist is freed from some of life's challenges.
Opening the Gala and introducing the hosts is veteran theater, film and television actor, Roger Guenveur Smith (Obie Award winner for his signature solo performance in "A Huey P. Newton Story"). Hosts for the Gala are Hattie Winston ("Becker," "Homefront") and Ted Lange (a frequent actor and director on local stages also known for his long run on "The Love Boat" TV series).
This year's theme for the evening is "A Night Divine", honoring exceptional women who have made laudable contributions in theatre. Awardees will be announced on March 8 so stay tuned.

For more information on the Festival and to reserve your tickets for the Gala and for the shows, please visit our web site at

          Welcome                     Gala Hosts                         

           2012 Gala Performers


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Countdown To Festival 2012

19th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival 
March 22 – 25, 2012

Wow! It's that time of the year again when the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) is in the midst of preparing for our 19th Annual Theatre Festival. This year, we are thrilled to have 24 multi-cultural and multi-disciplined women artists from around the globe who will bring their solo shows to the stage. We are delighted that we will once again present these gifted performers at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California. Each year, we review numerous submissions and using very competitive criteria, select those we feel are "the best of the best." 

In our selection process, we look for outstanding talent, diversity of voices. relevance and impact of subject matter, and quality of submission presentation. Needless to say, this is not an easy assignment.

This year's theme is appropriately titled, "Shine!" It represents the brilliance of our performers as they share their stories of battling cancer, abuse, identity and other themes. It embraces the song that bursts forth in joyous celebration from overcoming obstacles to laughter that sends the soul soaring.

This is our 19th Annual Festival, which has become a tradition during the last week of March each year as we honor and give voice to extraordinary women. Between now and the Festival, we will spotlight on our blog our artists and celebrity hosts who will be joining us on stage in "Shine!"

Adilah Barnes to Guest on "Niteside With Gregg Hunter"

Tune in to "Niteside With Gregg Hunter" as LAWTF's Co-Founder and Executive Director, Adilah Barnes will be the guest. This nationally broadcast show can be heard on CRN Digital Talk Radio Network. It's also carried as an audio track on cable throughout the country (locally by Time Warner) and carried on some radio stations.

The show airs Sunday at 9 pm PST and the following Saturday afternoon, and can be streamed from the Internet on or iTunes Radio.