Hot Off the Press is a program of new writing by talented women playwrights as excerpts of their newest works are performed. The program includes:
Fertile: An Exploration of the Expectations of Procreation. Written and performed by Heather Dowling. Fertile takes us on a journey with Jenny, a 35 year old married woman, who discovers that becoming a mother may not be as simple as the “birds and the bees” would lead you to believe.
The Untraditional Present. Written and performed by Pam Levin. The gift that keeps on coming. A painful lesson about reading the instructions!
Kasturba. Written by Juliette Jeffers. Performed by Aishveryaa Nidhi. Behind every great man is a great woman. Kasturba is the story of the woman behind Mahatma Gandhi.
Once Upon a Kidney. Written and performed by Amy Witry. Amy takes you on a journey of love, life and donating her kidney!
Musical interludes will be performed throughout the evening by Sarah Rose Reynolds. Sarah Rose Reynolds has been entertaining audiences with her soulful folk music for over 20 years. Over the years, her raw, passionate songs have deeply moved listeners, leaving them yearning for more.
The evening will be hosted by Jessica Lynn Johnson and Juliette Jeffers. Ms. Johnson is a playwright, recipient of the Best National Solo Artist Award, Director of Whitefire Theatre’s Solofest, and Founder and CEO of Soaring Solo LLC,through which she has directed and/or aided in the development of over 60 solso shows. Her projects have been the recipients of numerous awards.
Ms. Jeffers is a Caribbean-American director-actor-writer who teaches solo show workshops. She wrote and performed Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down (Bronx Council of the Arts Award), Tio Pablo (Hollywood Short + Sweet Festival Awards), Pan Gyul, ChocolateMatch.com and Judgment Day.
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival Executive Producer: Adilah Barnes.
The Whitefire Theatre has street parking. Please plan on arriving early to get the best spot.
How to Register?
Go to lawtf.org or call 818-760-0408