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 year-round.
Over the course of the last 23 years, our 4-day, 6 program Annual Festival has presented well over 500 solo performers from around the globe, including performers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, The Netherlands, Russia, and India and disciplines that include theatre, dance, storytelling, performance poetry, performance art, song, music, and stand-up comedy. LAWTF is committed to reflecting the progressive attitude of Los Angeles by bringing audiences a line up of performers who represent our larger community, and are diverse in age, ethnicity and culture.
LAWTF performers have embraced such diverse themes as identity, racism, love, homophobia, folklore, rape, culture, abuse, family, incest, online dating, and the celebration of historical figures. Their voices have transported audiences to laughter, tears and provocative thought by educating, challenging views, promoting acceptance, and inspiring choice in their lives. Many come to realize they are not alone in their validated experiences.
Funding from this Kickstarter Campaign will be used for our 24th Anniversary. LAWTF holds a vital and vibrant 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, homeless, 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 our 24th Anniversary from March 23 – 26, 2017. 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 excellence, 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 two decades, we invite you to join us as a donor for our 24th Anniversary Festival!
Risks and challenges
1.If the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival does not reach its goal of $10,000 by January 14th, we will receive nothing from this Kickstarter Campaign.
2.Without the support of the LAWTF community (Board of Directors, Advisory Board, contributors, performers, volunteers and others who are invested), the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival will be challenged to keep its doors open.We, therefore, need our contributors to remain proactive to ensure that the Festival remains alive.
3.One potential challenge might be the possibility that either a celebrity, performer, or other professional artist for some reason might have a last minute conflict (i.e illness, film commitment, other booking etc.). In that instance we have an alternate list of performers that we are prepared to contact if the programs are in need of an additional artist.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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