Thanks to the generous support of the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival is co-presenting FREE workshops on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Matinee and evening performances follow.
First up: Two free workshops at Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Rd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. 11:00 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Juliette Jeffers conducts a workshop called Release and Let Go. Have
you ever wanted to tell your own story but didn't know where to start? Well, here is your
opportunity to release your story and let go of the fear! In this introductory workshop,
Juliette will guide you through writing and acting exercises to jumpstart you on your own solo
1:30- 3:30 p.m.: Terrie Silverman conducts a workshop entitled State of the Heart and Country: A Workshop to Access Your Brave Voice. A writing and storytelling workshop to allow you to express your experience and perspective of the current state of the country. You will get to speak from the heart, tap into your brave voice and share the wisdom of who you are. You will generate powerful material in a safe, supportive space. This workshop is for writers, actors, solo-performers and anyone who’d like a place for creative expression and feel a sense of community and connection. No experience necessary - all levels welcome.
Five BRAVA performance events take place at Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069:
3 p.m.: Ai Yoshihara in My River Phoenix- A woman searches for her own River Phoenix after his passing and finds him in the man she marries in America.
3:45 p.m.: Loree Gold in Snatched….Stories From Down Under- This travelogue woven with herstory and LGBT history is a sexually charged, soulful and sometimes devastating ride through issues of ageism, transgenderism, family dynamics, bad choices, grief, grace, love, loss and mostly lust- and all the trouble it gets you into.
4:30 p.m.: Missy Hairston in Awkwardly Fabulous- A little girl’s journey to womanhood and the people, places and situations that begin to uproot her confidence in herself and plant seeds of doubt about her body, love life, and life in general.
5:30 p.m.: Alina Cenal in Stories from a Cuban Father- Alina’s strong presence of her father guides through a world of mambo, revolution, Fidel, hot dogs, Miami, the circus and Hollywood, as she is yanked from her native Cuba as a child to explore a new life that challenges her roots.
6:45 p.m.: Misty Monroe in Unapologetically Black- This woman moves through stages of “Nigrescence” having been raised in suburban Northern California and spending summers in South Central L.A. She deals with culture shock, the devastating effects of crack cocaine on her family and her ultimate self-acceptance.
8 p.m.: Eloise Laws- Award-winning Broadway vocalist set to sing.
A reception follows.
It’s a day of performing arts events with talented women. Workshops are free. Performances are $25 a pair and $15 for one ticket. Please reserve your seats soon by contacting the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival at (818) 760-0408 or by going online at www.lawtf.org
For more info on WeHo Arts programming, please visit www.weho.org/arts