Well folks, I’m pleased to be on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival as they celebrate their 25th Silver Anniversary.
The theme is “Legacy & Destiny” and Honorary Chairpersons are Danny Glover and Hattie Winston, who will co-host the opening night Gala along with Ted Lange. This takes place on Thursday, March 29 at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood.
The show Director/Writer is Iona Morris, and the performers are Juli Kim (Dance with Bells) and Wendy Hammers (50 Shades of Gray Hair) There will be live music, a catered dinner and a “Live Theatre Walk.”
This year, Theatre Founders will be recognized with awards during the Gala. Past recipients who have been honored include Lily Tomlin, Lainie Kazan, the late Della Reese, posthumously Elaine Stritch and Doris Roberts.
The festival runs until April 1, and there are impactful workshops and panels being offered to empower and enhance the careers of solo performers in particular. The 5th Annual Solo “Empowerment Day” is presented by Los Angeles Women’s Theatre and will happen on Saturday, March 24 at Thymele Arts in Hollywood. This workshop is a day full of career training from industry professionals, focused on giving a boost to solo performers, but will also be of value to anyone contemplating theatrical production in Los Angeles or wish to tour. I have the distinct pleasure of co-hosting along with Fay Hauser-Price one of the evenings of solo performances on Friday, March 30 at the Electric Lodge in Venice at 8pm. The theme will be “Love, Sex and #MeToo.”
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival was founded in 1993 by Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed, and is the oldest Annual Solo Festival in Los Angeles celebrating powerful women performers. Barnes has said that “There are some that have used the Festival as a launching pad.” Indeed. Live theatre is thriving in Los Angeles. I launched my solo show through The Festival, and have watched it continue to grow each year. It’s a critically acclaimed international event which has produced over 500 extraordinary solo artists from around the globe.
For more information visit LAWTF.org.
Live your dreams….
Katharine “Kat” Kramer is an actress and daughter of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer and actress Karen Sharpe-Kramer. She was named after her godmother, iconic actress Katharine Hepburn. For information on Kramer’s current projects visit KatKramersFilmsThatChangeTheWorld.com.