2024 Festival

Submissions are NOW OPEN for Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s 31st Annual Festival
in March 2024! Solo performance genres include theatre, dance, storytelling, song,
music, performance art, and more! Click the button above to access our submission form.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2023

For additional questions, please email info@lawtf.org or call 818-760-0408.

RSVP for LAWTF’s “TABOO THURSDAY” are available now! 

BOTTEGA TABOO – 5338 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91607

October 19th, 2023

7 PM

For additional questions, please email info@lawtf.org or call 818-760-0408.


Final performance:
Sunday, November 12th
at 3 pm

Join us for an exciting and thought-provoking event where teenagers can freely express their ideas and opinions. TEEN TALKS is a gathering of young minds, providing a platform for open discussions, inspirations, and connections.

This event will take place Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 in the Rotunda Room.

Values (Inclusion, Community, Expression, Integrity)

30 Years of Festival Performers

Over the course of the last 30 years, our 4-day, 6-program Annual Festival has presented nearly 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.

Vannia Ibarguen

Tanya Thomas

Kathryn Taylor Smith

Festival testimonials

  • “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 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
  • 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 that 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


this fall's
featured sponsor

Lendistry is a minority-led small business lender. Their focus is on lending money to go from small to medium, or medium to big. 

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that is supported, in part, by generous donations from our audiences and supporters.





The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) celebrates artistic diversity through the production of traditional and innovative performances and educational outreach.