Los Angeles Women’s Theater Project (LAWTP) is producing their second annual 20% New Works Festival which will showcase 17 different music, comedy and drama performances, that are written and directed by women, over a 3-day weekend. This event is sponsored by community giants such as the Lesbian News, the Dyslexic Artist, an affiliation of Bowman Education, the City of West Hollywood and the Stella Adler Actors Studio, and will run from October 9-11, 2009.
The idea of producing an event titled ‘The 20% New Works Festival’ was conceived by co-founder Dee Jae Cox after coming across a study released from the New York Council on the Arts that revealed an alarming statistic and disparity, that only 20% of theatre professionals are women. This event showcases new works by women from all across the country, and features performing artists Sweet Baby J’ai, Ruth Otero and Colla Voce, in addition to a multitude of talented actors and actresses who make the 20% New Works Festival such a phenomenal success.
The second annual 20% New Works Festival will showcase at the Stella Adler Theatre (6773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028). Tickets are available online at the LAWTP Web site www.LAWomensTheatreProject.com.