The READY FOR OUR CLOSE-UP Weekend Event will take place August 26 - 28, 2011, in Hollywood, California, and celebrates the diversity of women in the performing arts, and the empowerment of their unique differences as individuals. The weekend event will take place at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
The event is being produced by The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project (LAWTP), a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by playwright Dee Jae Cox and songwriter Michele Weiss, whose mission is to create opportunities for women in the performing arts. The LAWTP is a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award.
The weekend will serve as a staged reading showcase of four original theatrical plays that are ready for full production, all written and directed by women artists. The weekend kicks-off Friday, August 26th, with a reception at 7pm followed at 8pm with the stage play “Shades “ by Award winning author, Paula J. Caplan, directed by Lerissa Kokemot.
Saturday, August 27th has a pre-show reception at 6:00 pm followed at 7:00 pm with “The Butter Ball Effect” by Carol Mullen, directed by Caitlin Hart. And at 8:00 pm, “Little Scholar” by Lavinia Roberts, directed by Rita Kane.
Sunday, August 28th, starts at 1:00pm with actress Thea Gill (Queer as Folk) who will sing a medley of tunes to open the final day of the weekend event, followed at 2:00 pm with the stage reading of, “That Takes Ovaries: Bold Women, Brazen Acts” by Rivka Solomon and Bobbi Ausubel, adapted from Ms. Solomon’s critically acclaimed book by the same name, directed by Vesna Hocevar.
And, the weekend concludes on Sunday with a VIP Closing at 4:00pm with Special Guest Speaker Christine O’Donnell: author, advocate and former U.S. Senate candidate who is speaking on non-political issues, as an advocate of women’s voices. The VIP Closing includes a book-signing of Ms.O’Donnell’s new book, Troublemaker, followed by a VIP Reception with Writers & Cast from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
August 26, 27 & 28, 2011
Stella Adler Theater 6773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 90028
For tickets and event information please contact www.lawomenstheatreproject.org or
Added by nohonora on August 3, 2011