Review On Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival


Lorenzo Marchessi

Lorenzo Marchessi

Registered Critic


 “The LAWTF' Showcase of Amazing Female Creativity Was Brilliant This Year!” -

THE GEEK AUTHORITY - Lorenzo Marchessi

It was called “TAKING FLIGHT!” (this years theme) and the Saturday mid-day segment of the annual event was called “BABIES, BODIES AND MOTHERS” – and it highlights and honors women in the arts that I happened to see this year. Everything from poetry, to art, dance, music, acting, comedy and so much more! I am always amazed at how creative and visually interesting as well as heartfelt and extremely funny these performers can be every year. It's called The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival”!

Co-Founded in 1993 by Adilah Barnes, the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (or LAWTF) which now marks its 24 years of producing and myriad (almost 500 total) of extraordinary talented and multicultural solo performers and artists from all over the world. It is the longest-running yearly solo festival for women in Los Angeles, and for 24 years now, it has been showcasing heart, passion, originality and all the colors of living in all forms of mediums and in all forms, artistic styles. Held at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood as well as the Electric Lodge in Venice, this is a series of showcases you should at least see one set every season if not as much of the whole program over the four days (includes opening and closing events/dinners/awards too) as you can.

Pic 001 – Top L. - DIANE BARNES - Top R. - VANNIA IBARGUEN - & C0- Founder ADILAH BARNES - Bot. L. - MISSY HAIRSTON - Bot. R. - LISA KOTIN