Encore: An Evening of Mixed Solo Performances From Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
- Taffy Wallace in __Next Exit, Beautiful Life __(theatre):
*A personal journey growing up in Compton, moving to Beverly Hills and coming full circle back to Compton. This piece focuses on identity and self-acceptance.
*Sheetal Gandhi in __Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife) __(dance/theatre):
*A solo tour de force combining dance, stirring vocalization and percussive text that glides between humorous portraiture and active resistance.
*The Lindz in __WASP __(performance poetry):
*This poet contributes relationship-related, socially conscious, goofy, insightful, sardonic and riotous performance poetry.
*Dina Morrone in __The Italian in Me __(theatre):
*Dina takes the audience on her roller coaster ride to her motherland of Italy, where she tries to find a career as an actor in a foreign country and that includes her interview with Federico Fellini.
- Cynthia Ling Lee in __Fish Hook Tongue __(dance):
*In this dance piece, Taiwan’s history of linguistic colonization reveals itself through poetic storytelling, garbled soundscapes, and movement vocabulary of evocative gestures, full-bodied lushness and painful brokenness.
About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
The Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival (LAWTF) was founded by solo artist Adilah Barnes and Miriam Reed.
Adilah and Miriam were joined by solo artists of diverse disciplines (including actors, dancers, story tellers, performance artists, performance poets, sculptors and comedians).
LAWTF was inspired by the Women’s Theatre Festival in Philadelphia that had created the National Women’s Theatre Festival satellite in Los Angeles in 1992 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1993, LAWTF picked up the torch and continued the vision that had been planted by the Women’s Theater Festival in Los Angeles.