The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
in association with
The Fremont Centre Theatre
is proud to present
“FROM THE BEST OF THE FEST“
Kim Coles (Oh, But Wait, There’s More!)
From Left to Right: Chrystee Pharris, (In Search of O) Kiha S. Lee, (The Red Ribbon) and Clarinda Ross, (Spit Like a Big Girl)
WHO: Produced by Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festivaland the California Performing Arts Centre at Fremont Centre Theatre (FCT)
WHAT: ”FROM THE BEST OF THE FEST” A selection of the finest performances by female solo performing artists from the first 20 years of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF)
WHERE: Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave. (at El Centro), South Pasadena, CA 91030. Ample free parking behind theatre.
WHEN: February 6 – February 23, 2014. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm.
ADMISSION: $20 with advance reservation, $25 at the door. Students, seniors and groups of twelve or more, $15.
RESERVATIONS: (866) 811-4111 (toll-free).
As a kick-off to the 21st Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in March, the Fremont Centre Theatre will co-produce a diverse roster of powerful encore performances by artists from years past.
For two decades now, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has presented outstanding female solo performing artists from around the world. At Fremont Centre Theatre for three weekends only, audiences old and new will have a chance to see some of the Festival’s best performances.
Juliette Jeffers, ChocolateMatch.com
Here is a roster of the performances:
Weekend #1: February 6 – 9, 2014. Theme: “Resilience”
Thursday, February 6, 2014
SARIYAH IDAN (“Homeless in Homeland“)
A young Jewish-American woman’s struggle to understand her identity and the meaning of home through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Friday, February 7, 2014
BRENDA ADELMAN (“My Brooklyn Hamlet“)
Brenda Adelman’s tour de force personal story about what’s possible when you forgive the unforgivable.
INGRID GRAHAM (“The Passage“) (5-7)
This dance explores one woman’s journey to self-acceptance through gratitude and meditation.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
INGRID GRAHAM (“The Passage“)
ADA LUZ PLA (“Tracing My Lineage: A Story of a Puerto Rican Spitfire“)
A proud Puerto Rican woman shares the colorful array of Latin women in her life in this excerpted storytelling piece.
PAULINA SAHAGUN (“Nahuatl-Now What?“)
From the Mercado in Guadalajara to bad hair days in LA, there is only one question: Does she know how to make tortillas?
Sunday, February 9, 2014
CLARINDA ROSS (Spit Like a Big Girl)
This piece looks back on what a daughter learned from her college professor parents during her coming of age South, as well as her experience being the mother of a special needs child.
Weekend #2: February 13 – 16, 2014. Theme: “Love, Identity and Giving Voice”
Thursday, February, 13, 2014
VANESSA ADAMS-HARRIS (Who Will Sing For Lena?)
This poignant theatre piece chronicles the true story of the first and only woman to be executed in the state of Georgia.
Friday, February 14, 2014 (VALENTINE’S DAY)
JULIETTE JEFFERS (ChocolateMatch.com)
A woman shares her roller coaster journey with men as she explores online dating.
AMY MILANO (Dancing With Crazies)
One woman’s search for love and a place to call home.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
BARBARA COLE (Surviving Chrysalis)
One woman reconciles aging, motherhood, and career with her journey toward self-actualization.
KIHA S. LEE (The Red Ribbon)
The work deals with the realities of human nature. It reflects a woman’s experiences as a female, as an Asian living in a culturally-diverse society.
KAREN A. CLARK (The Women)
Karen A., through music, poetry and storytelling reflects on the women in her family, and particularly her mother who provided a “wow” factor.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 3PM
CHRYSTEE PHARRIS (In Search of O)
Storyteller Chrystee Pharris asks the question: What do you do at the age of 32 after reading every book, asking all the experts, and you still haven’t found your O?”
CECE ANTOINETTE (Watermelon: Git It While Its Hot)
This coming of age and rites of passage journey looks at one woman’s life growing up Black, female and spiritual in Dallas, Texas
Weekend #3: February 21 – 23, 2014. Theme: “Still Standing”
KIM COLES (Oh, But Wait, There’s More!)
This zany and at times irreverent solo show chronicles the ebb and flow of Kim’s show biz career with titillating inside Hollywood anecdotes and personal stories from her amazing world. (Ms. Coles is well-known as a TV star, with series regular roles on “Living Single,” “In Living Color,” “The Geena Davis Show,” and much more.)
Special added FREE event: “Meet and Greet the Artists” onSaturday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. Hear the inspirations behind their one-person shows. Meet them over coffee and cookies and ask them questions in this kick-off to the February events.
The 21st Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival will take place at the Electric Lodge in Venice beginning March 27, 2014. For more information on the Festival, please call (818) 760-0408.
We hope to see you there!
Brenda Adelman, My Brooklyn Hamlet