Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Holidays from LAWTF

Happy Holidays From
The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

Dear Festival Supporter,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival and Honorary Chairpersons Danny Glover and Hattie Winston, we wish you and yours a very happy Holiday Season. At this time of giving and receiving, we particularly want to express our gratitude for your contributions to LAWTF.

2015 certainly has been a banner year for LAWTF having:
  • Successfully celebrated our 22nd Anniversary in March
  • Offered extraordinary performers for our 22nd Annual Festival at the Electric Lodge by presenting diverse programming to appreciative audiences
  • Honored another 5 extraordinary women with our Annual Theatre Awards
  • Offered our 3rd Annual all-day workshops and panels for our educational EMPOWERMENT DAY
  • Hosted our Wine-Down Wednesdays Mixers in partnership with restaurants
  • Presented our 5th annual, sold out Ivy Substation program at The Actors' Gang
It is hard to believe that what began in 1993 as a passionate group of women solo artists with the mission of collectively supporting each other creatively has now also:
  • Produced over 500 diverse solo artists of excellence from around the globe including those from France, England, Russia, India, Brazil, and Canada
  • Expanded our outreach programming with free performances throughout LA
  • Touched the lives of over 3000 youth in schools
  • Crossed mediums on public access TV to reach television audiences globally
  • Offered educational outreach programming to seniors, at-risk youth, ex-offender women and low-income artists
At this time of giving, we humbly ask that you remember LAWTF. Would you please take a moment to write a tax-deductible check or visit our website at to make a PayPal contribution of any amount while this letter is still in your hands?  

Donations will support our 23rd Annual Festival from March 24-27, 2016 again at the Electric Lodge, community outreach programs and educational workshops and panels. You will be acknowledged in our monthly newsletter, 23rd Commemorative Program, and as mentioned, your year-end donation by December 31st, 2015 is tax-deductible as allowed by the law.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival and we look forward to seeing you in March!
Best wishes for a very magical and miraculous 2016!

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Adilah Barnes, Co-Founder/President

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wine Down Wednesday Gets 'Eclectic' in December!

Greetings, friends! If our November Wine Down Wednesday left you wishing for more, or perhaps you were unable to make it, fear not as we have another great one in store December 16th, this time at The Eclectic Cafe, right around the corner from us at 5156 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601!

Under new ownership of award winning restaurateurs, Don and Laura Adams, The Eclectic Cafe is located in the heart of the NoHO Arts District. Featuring the finest fresh fish preparations, pasta, burgers & sandwiches, seasonal salads, and meat dishes. From the pizza to the risottos all ingredients for the Eclectic menu are carefully selected for freshness and quality by Executive Chef Margarito Gutierrez.

And, of course, they have some of the finest wines and cocktails around. Ideal for a Wine Down Wednesday to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

We will be celebrating the joys of the season, with live entertainment from some of our artists, raffles and complimentary appetizers.

RSVP by December 9th by emailing, and we will see you at The Eclectic cafe December 16th!

(*Bar and dinner at own cost.)

Friday, November 20, 2015

November Wine Down Wednesday at The Oyster House

Greetings! And a happy Fall to our supporters. This past Wednesday we had our monthly Wine Down Wednesday and what a great success it was! Such a pleasure to connect with new friends, catch up with old and discover a great new gem in Studio City, The Oyster House.

An extremely welcoming atmosphere, The Newman Family have owned The Oyster House for over 40 years and have been the recipients of numerous awards and mentions ("One of San Fernando Valley's Best Bars", They wasted no time making LAWTF feel right at home as we had beautiful performances from some of our artists, and oyster shots...followed by vodka shots...oh, my!

As we are continue our process of viewing all the incredible submissions for our Los Angeles Womens Theatre Festival, this Wine Down Wednesday was such a welcoming evening of relaxation and sharing our vision our supporters.

We have great things in store for our December Wine Down Wednesday, so, stay tuned for all the info to attend!