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LAWTF brings 4 days of a diverse line-up of stunning solo artists. Join us and take credit for making our 20th a week-end to remember!

Since its founding in 1993, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has successfully dedicated itself to our mission of developing and preserving the art of female solo artistry through year-round multidisciplinary programming that culminates in an exciting Annual Festival that celebrates and honors the achievement of diverse women in theatre. As the oldest solo theatre festival in Los Angeles, a unique aspect of our non-profit arts organization is that we provide a venue for women to develop and cultivate their time-honored craft, not only in the Annual 4-day Festival, but also within the context of our year round community work.

Over the course of the last 20 years, our 4-day Annual Festival has presented well over 400 solo performers from around the globe, including those from the disciplines of theatre, dance, storytelling, performance poetry, performance art, song, music, and stand-up comedy. LAWTF is committed to reflecting the diversity and progressive attitude of this city by bringing our audiences an ethnically and culturally diverse line-up of performers.

LAWTF performers have embraced such diverse themes as identity, racism, love, homophobia, folklore, rape, culture, abuse, family, incest, online dating, and the portrayal of historical figures. Their voices have transported audiences by educating, challenging views, promoting acceptance, and inspiring choice in their lives. 

Funding from this Kickstarter Campaign will be used for our 20th Anniversary including a new venue. The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival has outgrown the 99-seat theatre that it has used for the last 3 years in Venice. For this milestone year, we need a space that will accommodate larger audiences, room for workshops and panels, and that will allow the Festival to again be housed in a centralized location in Hollywood.

LAWTF holds an important place in the history of Los Angeles, solo performance, and women making art. We have created opportunities for artistic empowerment, autonomy, and social responsibility by offering workshops to develop new works, exposing female artists from around the world to our network of theatre-goers and supporters, and by offering year-round initiatives in which artists participate and give back to the community. We have served at-risk youth, seniors, ex-offender women, low-income artists, and other disenfranchised communities.

With a strong team and powerful mission at our core, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, now institutionalized in the fabric of Los Angeles, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary from March 21st to March 24th in 2013. We are looking to the future with optimism and clarity as we continue to bring the City of Los Angeles the distinctive art of solo performance, for which we have come to be known. 

With the support of our Honorary Chairpersons, Danny Glover and Hattie Winston, along with our many supporters over the years, we invite you to join us as a donor for our 20th Anniversary Festival!

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    Attendance at our VIP Membership Mixers. One-year LAWTF membership at the Readers' Circle Level. Name listed as a donor in our newsletter and on the website.

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    Name listed in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program. Attendance at our VIP membership mixers. One-year LAWTF membership at the Circle of Contributors Level. Name listed as a donor in our newsletter and on the website.

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    4 tickets to a performance of choice (excluding the Opening GALA and Awards Ceremony) or donated tickets in your name to high school students. Attendance at our VIP membership mixers. One-year LAWTF membership in the Cast and Crew Circle Level. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    2 Festival passes to the 20th Anniversary Festival or donated in your name to high school students. Attendance at our VIP membership mixers. One-year LAWTF membership in the Playwright's Circle Level. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    4 VIP tickets to LAWTF's Opening GALA and Awards Ceremony. 2 VIP passes to the Festival (all 6 programs). Autographed t-shirt and program from celebrities. Attendance at our VIP membership mixers. One year LAWTF membership at the Director's Circle Level. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    (Outside Atlanta or Southern CA) Ten autographed copies of Adilah Barnes book for book club members. A Quarter Page Business Ad in the LAWTF Commemorative Program. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from Festival celebrities. 2 VIP passes to the 4-day Festival. 2 VIP passes to the Opening Night GALA. Admission to our additional Annual Events and our VIP membership mixers. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from LAWTF celebrities. One year LAWTF membership in the Producer's Circle Level and the Friends of the Festival Sponsorship. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    (Atlanta & Southern CA only) Guest appearance by Adilah Barnes at a Book Club Reading (between April - August '13). Complimentary autographed copy of her bestselling book, “On My Own Terms” to the host. A Quarter Page Business Ad in the LAWTF Commemorative Program. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from Festival celebrities. 2 VIP passes to the 4-day Festival. 2 VIP passes to the Opening Night GALA. Admission to our additional Annual Events and our VIP membership mixers. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from LAWTF celebrities. One year LAWTF membership in the Producer's Circle Level and the Friends of the Festival Sponsorship. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    One Week's Stay at The Writer's Well in Georgia - includes airfare, continental breakfast each day, shuttle service to and from the airport and a critique of 15 pages of writing. Silver Circle Sponsor credit and half page ad in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program. 4 Opening Night GALA and Awards Cermony tickets and 4 VIP Festival passes. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from Festival celebrities. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    Dinner with a surprise celebrity (April '13). Gold Circle Sponsor credit on all collateral. Introduction & Recognition from the stage at the Opening GALA & Awards Ceremony. 5 VIP passes to the Festival (4 days) and 5 Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony passes. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from Festival celebrities. One year LAWTF membership. Full page ad in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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    Dinner with Hattie Winston, star of the TV show, "Becker" and Adilah Barnes of "Erin Brockovich." Platinum Presenting Sponsor credit on all Festival collateral. Introduction and recognition from the stage at all programs over 4 days. Limo to and from Opening GALA and Awards Ceremony. 10 VIP passes for the Festival (4 days) and 10 Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony passes. Autographed photos, t-shirt and program from Festival celebrities. Full page inside cover ad and listing on the website. Name listed as a donor in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website.

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