LAWTF’s 31st Annual Festival

The 31st Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival “Telling Our Truths”

2024 Festival Thank You

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival took place March 28-March 31,2024. The overall theme of the Festival this year was Telling Our Truths.

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 31 years of producing close to 700 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.

As the longest-running Annual Solo Festival for women in Los Angeles, LAWTF kicked off this year’s celebration with its catered Annual Champagne GALA on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lankershim Arts Center, located at 5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, before moving next door to Theatre 68 Arts Complex-The Rosalie that evening for its Annual Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m. Other programs continued over the weekend, March 29 through March 31, at Theatre 68 Arts Complex-The Rosalie, located at 5112 Lankershim Boulevard.

Over the course of the last 30 years, our 4-day, 6-program Annual Festival has presented close to 700 solo performers from around the globe, including performers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, 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 lineup of performers who represent our larger community and are diverse in age, ethnicity, and culture.
  • “Thank you so much for ALL you do for so, so many! I am truly humbled and deeply moved by this recognition. I am so thrilled to be able to introduce such amazing women to LAWTF.” LAWTF 2021 Integrity Awardee

    Akuyoe Graham
  • “Adilah Barnes and the women who run this festival are Grade A. The talent at this festival and the quality of the shows are outstanding. Honored to have performed my critically acclaimed solo show, My Brooklyn Hamlet twice. Once for the festival and once for a Best of the Fest fundraiser. Excited to be called back to be a guest panelist for Empowerment Day in August. Always inspired by my fellow presenters and the amazing women who show up to learn how to bring their stories and talent into the world in a bigger way.”

    Brenda Adelman
  • “Such talent, brilliance, and camaraderie amongst us for this 29th Annual Festival “Beyond Boundaries”!! BRAVA each and e-ver-y-one!! It was a joy to Co-Host! STELLAR is an excellent virtual venue to present from… but, onward and upward… My guests enjoyed the show immensely, every minute, and cannot WAIT for us to go live in 2023!!” LAWTF Advisory Board Member, and Festival Co-Host

    Jahna Houston
  • Thank you sincerely for acknowledging my work as an emerging playwright and solo show artist. It was a pleasure to meet so many talented women sharing their experiences and stories. More importantly, thank you for being a resource and safe space to present work that is outside of the mainstream and is as provocative as they are entertaining. I was truly honored to be invited and I hope to work with LAWTF in the very near future.” — Festival Performer

    Sandra Booker
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