“Thank you and BRAVA!!What an absolute joy it has been to work with you and everyone at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.

My story is one that is near and dear to my heart and I wrote it to impart to others the magical, ingenious, nurturing wonders of women – especially one amazing mom (mine) whose life and lessons lift me up every day. Your festival was the perfect place to share this story and for that, I thank you.”

Misha Gonz-Cirkl, 2023 Festival Performer

“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.”

Akuyoe Graham, LAWTF 2021 Integrity Awardee

“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, My Brooklyn Hamlet

THANK YOU SO MUCH for honoring me with the Maverick Award last night. It was such a beautiful, loving, spectacular event and I am so happy I was able to be a part of the CELEBRATION!

All the hard work that was put into last night was noted. I had a great time, and I loved seeing people again and meeting people for the first time. Thank you again!”

– Bonnie He, 2023 Maverick Awardee


Thank you for all the precious time and effort you all put in to organize the amazing event today. I was exposed to so many new inspiring people, ideas, and creative modalities that I can utilize, too. And I feel so nourished mentally, spiritually, and creatively that it is overwhelming. Sending you all love and gratitude.”

– Jessica Kwen, Audience Member and Workshop Attendee


“You did it!! Thank you for your tremendous contribution to the theatre. I believe you are the only theatre around to highlight global talent. Each year your passion, love, and determination continue to find a way to survive. I’m so proud of you.

Thank you for the opportunity to take part in your accomplishments.”

– Margaret Avery, LAWTF 2023