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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 24th a weekend to remember!
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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.

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    CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

    o Name listed as a donor in our newsletter and on the website.

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    READER'S CIRCLE

    o One-year LAWTF Membership at the Reader’s Circle Level
    o Attendance at our VIP membership mixers
    o Name listed as a donor in our newsletter and on the website

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    CIRCLE OF CONTRIBUTORS

    o One-year LAWTF membership at the Circle of Contributors Level
    o Attendance at our VIP membership mixers
    o Name listed in the 24th Anniversary commemorative program, newsletter, and on the website

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    CAST AND CREW CIRCLE

    o One-year LAWTF membership in the Cast and Crew Circle Level
    o Attendance at VIP Membership mixers
    o Two tickets to a performance of your choice based on seating availability (*Excluding Opening GALA and Awards Ceremony) or two donated tickets for designated recipients of your choice
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary commemorative program, in our newsletter, and on the website

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    PLAYWRIGHT'S CIRCLE

    o  One-year LAWTF membership in the Playwright's Circle Level
    o Attendance at our VIP membership mixers
    o Four passes to the 24th Anniversary Festival to a performance of your choice, or two donated tickets for designated recipients of your choice
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary commemorative program, in our newsletter, and on the website

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    DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

    o One-year LAWTF membership at the Director's Circle Level
    o Attendance at our VIP membership mixers
    o Two VIP Passes to all six LAWTF Festival performances
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary commemorative program, in our newsletter, and on the website.
    o One private makeup consultation by Hollywood makeup artist Ms. Phoebe Holston

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER'S CIRCLE

    o A Quarter-Page Ad in the LAWTF commemorative program
    o Two Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony tickets and Four VIP Festival passes
    o Admission to LAWTF ongoing events and VIP membership mixers
    o One-year LAWTF membership in the Producer's Circle Level and the Friends of the Festival Sponsorship.
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website
    o DJ Services by DJ JDub

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    PRODUCER'S CIRCLE

    o Silver Circle Sponsor credit and Half-page Ad in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program
    o Four Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony tickets and Eight VIP Festival passes
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website
    o One-hour coaching session with Sky Palkowitz Multimedia Performance Artist/Educator

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER'S CIRCLE

    o Four Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony tickets and eight VIP Festival passes
    o Half-Page Ad in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program
    o Four opening night GALA and Awards Ceremony tickets and Eight VIP Festival passes
    o Name listed as a donor in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program, in our newsletter and on the website
    o One-hour acting or writing coaching session with Adilah Barnes

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    VIP SPONSOR'S CIRCLE

    o Dinner with Surprise Celebrity (*At the convenience of the celebrity and donor)
    o Name as presenter of one of our six programs.
    o Four Opening Night GALA and Awards Ceremony tickets and Ten VIP Festival passes
    o Full Page Ad in the 24th Anniversary Commemorative Program
    o One week’s stay at The Writer's Well, an international literary retreat for women in Sharpsburg, GA. (travel not included)

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