Our 28th Annual Festival was presented virtually in 2021.
The Festival began with our Awards GALA on March 25 and ran through March 30, 2021.

Jessica Lynn Johnson again offered her FREE workshop
“The Art of Creating the One Woman Show”
Saturday, March 27 at 10 am.

Read our full Announcement here.
Read more about this year’s Awardees here.

Check out press coverage here.

Empowered Women: Champagne Gala and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PST

Directed by: Fay Hauser-Price
Hosted by Ted Lange (The Love Boat) and Hattie Winston (Becker).
The event will honor five women of exceptional achievement and contribution to the world of theatre:
Infinity AwardeeDiahann Carroll (awarded posthumously);
Rainbow AwardeePaula Donnelly
Integrity AwardeeAkuyoe Graham
Eternity AwardeeShigemi Matsumoto
Maverick AwardeeRose Portillo
There will be live performances in addition to the awards presentation, including Jacquelyn Brown-Benefield singing “Rise Up” and “I Am Enough”, two uplifting songs celebrate personal empowerment and Juli Kim in Abandon, a dance piece, in which a woman abandons both beauty and docility in favor of inner strength and power