2023 Press Release

Contact: Philip SokoloffPublicist  |  Phone: 626.674-0504  |  e-mail: mailto:showbizphil@gmail.com
 The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival—P.O. Box 94, North Hollywood, CA 91601  |  e-mail lawtfspotlight@yahoo.com  | lawtf.org

February 20, 2023


WHAT: INTERSECTION: A Day of Workshops and Panels.

A day of workshops and panels tailored to empower and enhance the careers of solo performers in particular, and an informative event to benefit all performers.

WHO: Presented by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF).

WHERE: Theatre 68 Arts Complex, 5112 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION: lawtf.org or call (818) 760-0408.

$30 for a Day Pass. Early Bird (register by March 15), $25. Student Pass (with I.D.), $10.

This day-long event is full of career training from industry professionals, designed to give a boost to solo performers, but will also be of value to anyone contemplating online or live theatrical production in Los Angeles and those who wish to tour in these changing times. Attendees will be able to attend five offerings including workshops and panels.

10:00-10:30 a.m. – REGISTRATION

10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon- HOW TO BE BRAVE, MOVING AND HILARIOUS- A writing and performance workshop with Solo Instructor and Dramaturg Terrie Silverman.

Noon- 1:00 p.m. – THE IMAGINARY MADE VISIBLE- A mime workshop with Lynne Jassem.

How many times have you seen an actor close a “mime” door and then walk right through it….drink from a “mime” cup and then ignore it as it falls to the floor? Mime brings a consciousness of the body, objects, and emotions to the actor.

To have a sunken chest and yet a big smile….is incongruous. The mime transposes reality from one medium to another.

Work on how a mime can recreate an outer world and also use his/her/their inner world to relate to these products of the outer world. Join in physical exercises to help us reach a particular type of communication that audiences agree to believe. We need a supple but strong body, an imagination, and a wish to explore.

1:00- 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH.

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. – TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

This panel discussion will cover the professional team needed to make a solo show shine from producer and director, to lighting and sound technicians, from marketing and publicity, and to live vs online theatre venues as we navigate our new normal. Participants will also learn how to create a supportive team that will make a dream show a reality.  Panelists include Ted Lange (Director/Writer/Actor/Solo Artist), JC Cadena (Producer/Actor), Lynne Conner (Actor/Filmmaker/Social Media/Publicist), Sky Palkowitz (Producer/Director/Instructor/Actor), Philip Sokoloff (Publicist/Actor).

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. – WRITE IN THE AFTERNOON- A writing workshop with Solo Instructor Wendy Hammers. A 90-minute prompt-driven, creative gym for you to dig in and find your stories.

 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. – ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS- This panel will explore ways to intersect art with activism.  Themes may include our public health crisis, racism, police brutality, elections, and the need for our national healing through individual enlightenment, understanding, and systemic change.  Panelists include Roger Guenveur Smith (Actor/Solo Artist)/Activist), Vanessa Adams Harris (Solo Artist/Writer/Director), Barbara Roberts (AEA Union Rep), and Clarinda Ross (Differently Abled Activist/ Past AEA Union Rep). Jahna Cole Houston (Producer/Media Marketing) moderates this panel.

Founded in 1993 by Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival holds the distinction of being the oldest Annual Solo Festival for women in Los Angeles celebrating powerful women performers. LAWTF is a critically acclaimed international Festival that has produced close to 700 extraordinary solo artists from around the globe. LAWTF’s multicultural and multi-disciplined artists represent such diverse disciplines as theatre, dance, storytelling, performance art, performance poetry, spoken word, mime, music, song, aerial performers, and more.

All in all, this is the most information you will find about the production of solo performances at one time in one place and at an affordable cost. Come out, support, and enjoy!