Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) presents “Of Culture, Of Self” in September – Los Angeles theater festival report

For one very special night, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) is coming to Culver City to present an evening of unique performances.

The event will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., in Culver City.

The theme of the evening will be “Of Culture, Of Self” and features three of LAWTF’s favorite performers, as well as adding one artiste new to the Festival.

Kat Kramer: “My Duet With Mick.” 
Kat Kramer: “My Duet With Mick.”

Performers include:

Kat Kramer: “My Duet With Mick” is an original one-person-musical-solo-show making its official debut. We follow Kramer’s journey down “Rolling Stones Road” to meet the great and powerful “Sir Mick Of Jagger.” Along the way, in this excerpt, Kat meets some unique characters, and makes an important discovery about herself.

Karen A. Clark -  “The Women.”
Karen A. Clark – “The Women.”

Karen A. Clark: In this spoken word excerpt from “The Women,” Karen A. uses music, poetry and storytelling to reflect on the powerful women in her family. She recounts the ritual of baking bread at family reunions, an activity that brought everyone together. In particular, she pays homage to her loving mother, who added a “wow” factor to her life.

Sariyah Idan : "Homeless in Homeland."
Sariyah Idan : “Homeless in Homeland.”

Sariyah Idan: “Homeless in Homeland” has a documentary hip-hop theatre aesthetic and is based on Sariyah’s journey that took her to Israel and Palestine. It combines poetry, dance, and characters met during her travels. In this excerpt, Idan conveys a young Jewish-American woman’s struggle to understand her identity and the meaning of home through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ada Luz Pla - "Tracing My Lineage: A Story of a Puerto Rican Spitfire."
Ada Luz Pla – “Tracing My Lineage: A Story of a Puerto Rican Spitfire.”

Ada Luz Pla: “Tracing My Lineage: A Story of a Puerto Rican Spitfire” pays homage to the many women who raised Pla in Puerto Rico and later in the South Bronx projects where fifteen of her family members shared a small three-bedroom apartment. In the lively excerpted piece, Pla brings to life some of the amazing women in her family.

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, a non-profits arts organization, was founded by Executive Producer Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed.

“Of Culture, Of Self” marks the LAWTF’s fourth-year program for residents of Culver City. This program is made possible in part by the City of Culver City Performing Arts Grants Program with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“Of Culture, Of Self”

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival 

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Ivy Substation

9070 Venice Blvd.,

Culver City, CA 90232.

Tickets for the performance are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $18 for students, seniors, and groups of ten or more.

Reservations: (818) 760-0408. Online reservations are available here.

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Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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