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THURSDAY MARCH 23, 2017
CHAMPAGNE GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY

CHAMPAGNE GALA 7PM
AWARDS CEREMONY 8PM

"STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF"

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027

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CO-HOSTS:

HATTIE WINSTON("Becker")
TED LANGE ("The Love Boat")

AWARDEES:

RAINBOW AWARDEE  Estelle Campbell (theatre producer), Leslie K. Johnson (arts educator)
Presented to an artist or individual for her diverse contributions in fostering non-traditional and multicultural theatre works.
MAVERICK AWARDEE Paulina Sahagun (actor/activist)
Presented to an artist or individual whose work has set a high standard of individuality and self-styled creativity.
INTEGRITY AWARDEE Megan Cavallari (producer/composer) Presented to an artist or individual who has brought credibility and dignity to her work.
ETERNITY AWARDEE Barbara Morrison (vocalist/actor)
Presented to an artist or individual whose lifetime achievements have made a lasting contribution to the world of theatre.
INFINITY AWARDEE (posthumously)Doris Roberts (actor)
Presented to an artist who has passed on and leaves behind a legacy that will always be remembered

PERFORMERS:

Eloise Laws ( Back By Popular Demand!) Award- winning vocalist Ms. Eloise Laws will return to the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival.


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MARCH 24-26, 2017
Performances

ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 8PM
"BREAKING FREE"

CO-HOSTS:
TICO WELLS (The Five Heartbeats)
SKY PALKOWITZ (Calling America! Don't Hang Up!!)

PERFORMERS:

HEATHER DOWLING ("Unemployed: Finally) This is the story of a woman who had more than 30 jobs in 30 years before finally doing what everyone said she couldn't.

NANCY MA ("Home") Nancy is a first generation Chinese American. Follow her as she goes from New York to new hope, from family to faith, from one mess to the next. This is her journey to find her way home.

MISTY MONROE ("Unapologetically Black") This woman moves through stages of "Nigrescence" having been raised in suburban Northern California and spending summers in South Central LA. She deals with culture shock, the devastating effects on crack cocaine on her family and her ultimate self-acceptance.

JOYFUL RAVEN ("Tales of a Sexual Tomboy") A raucous comedy about a horny tomboy, equipped with bad boundaries from her hippie upbringing, looking for empowerment in all the wrong places.

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SATURDAY, MARCH, 25TH, 3PM
"BABIES, BODIES AND MOTHERS"

CO-HOSTS:
STARLETTA DUPOIS ("The Notebook")
ROSIE LEE HOOKS ("Knock Me With a Kiss")


PERFORMERS:

DIANE BARNES ("My Stroke of Luck") Can the good doctor become a good patient? One woman's catastrophe and recovery looks at love, family and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

MISSY HAIRSTON ("Awkwardly Fabulous") A little girl's journey to womanhood and the people, places and situations that begin to uproot her confidence in herself and plant seeds of doubt about her body, love life and life, in general.

VANNIA IBARGUEN ("Inhabited Woman") In search of balance, this  dance  piece explores the physical and emotional changes of motherhood.

LISA KOTIN ("How to Make Love with the Lights On") A woman receives instructions from her inner voice on how to release self-consciousness of her body during intimacy.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH, 8PM
"AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK"

CO-HOSTS:
ELOISE LAWS (award-winning vocalist)
JAMES PICKENS, JR. (Grey's Anatomy)


PERFORMERS:

MICHELE FARBMAN ("Dora Maar) Dora gives voice to her seductive relationship with painter Picasso and her own art form of photography.

SLOAN ROBINSON ("Bananas! A Day in the Life of Josephine Baker") An excerpt of the tour-de-force play based on one of the world's most versatile and beloved  American entertainers who made Paris her home.

ANGELINA VILLAPIANO ("Sorta Rican") From  suburbia to the block to the island, Angelina embarks on a journey of cultural identity that captures the essence of one slice of the Latino-American experience.


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SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH, 3PM
"AND ALL THAT JAZZ"

CO-HOSTS:
LYNNE CONNER (Filmmaker/Actor)
DEBORAH SHARPE-TAYLOR (Actor/Vocalist)


PERFORMERS:

LYNNE JASSEM ("From Como to Homo") A ten-year-old  tap dancer on "The Perry Como" television show in 1957 juggles her aggressive stage mother and career, all the while trying to hide her burning desire to be a boy.

MELISSA RANDEL ("The Hat") Having been raised by one jazz musician and married to another, the themes of silence, imbalance and unapologetic love continue to resonate for this woman.

ALICE WILLIAMS ("Cousin Alice") A London vocalist/ukulele player shares her authentic and versatile voice that has been influenced by jazz, blues, swing and Calypso.


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SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH, 7PM
"UNSILENCED"

CO-HOSTS:
KAREN A. CLARK (The Women)
ANGELA ROBINSON-WITHERSPOON (Filmmaker/Criminal Minds)

PERFORMERS:

CARLA DELANEY ("Voices") It's  not until this voice-over artist meets the surprising voices in her head, her heart, her snotty respiratory system that she realizes the value of her own voice.

LOREE GOLD ("Snatched…Stories From Down There") This travelogue woven with herstory and LGBT history is a sexuality charged, soulful, and sometimes devastating ride through issues of ageism, transgenderism, family dynamics, bad choices, grief, grace, love, loss and mostly lust - and all the trouble it gets you into.

JULIETTE JEFFERS ("Judgment Day") Questioning motives and faith, this piece asks what if God is held responsible for all of the injustices that African Americans have endured. Thought-provoking and raw, we are left to ponder free will, destiny and culpability.

This piece puts God on trial for the police brutality o f African American men in America.

AI YOSHIHARA ("My River Phoenix") A woman searches for her own River Phoenix after his passing and finds him in the man she marries in America.


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