While your kids -- and most of the world -- are celebrating Women's History Month in March, you can see history in the making with this batch of female-focused solo works. Hear these women from across the globe roar during monologues, music, dance and more at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, Telling Our Truths. A diverse group of female performers are taking to the stage to share stories of the journeys that made them who they are, introduced by a slate of celebrity hosts including Joyce Guy (How to Get Away With Murder), Iona Morris (The Soul Man), and producer Ingrid Graham, among others. This empowering event is coming to the Electric Lodge.
Iona Mrris (The Soul Man)
Adleane Hunter (Director-Producer)
Andreea Kindryd (The Hair War): Shirley Temple curls to dreadlocs, 50 years of battling mental shackles, and driving my mother crazy is the focus of this storytelling piece that comes to us from Australia.
Dina Morrone (The Italian in Me): Dina shares her Italian-Canadian family upbringing, as well as her roller coaster ride to her native Italy.
Vivian Nesbitt (The Bark and the Tree): Set in Ireland and coming here from New Mexico, this personal story of connection and transformation bends time and space to discover the true legacy of Vivian’s legendary ancestor, the poet Eva of the Nation.
Rosie Lee Hooks (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
Eloise Laws (Eloise Laws/All In Time)
Aurora Lagattuta (Inside the Whale) (Aka Anna Lagattuta): This multimedia piece of dance, poetry, song and video projections from San Diego explores a fantastical journey of a woman swallowed by a whale, learning how to live in her own skin.
Amy Milano (Dancing With Crazies): This is one woman’s search for a place to call home after being uprooted from place to place as a child.
Cheray O’Neal (Journey This): Journey This follows ones path from despair to healing. After the death of her last living relative, Journey is left with a choice — suffer or forgive.
Striving for Balance
Ingrid Graham (Producer-Dancer-Choreographer)
Sky Palkowitz (Calling America: Don’t Hang Up!)
Sharon Abreu (The Climate Monologues): Through interviews across the country and with original songs, this piece from Washington brings to life the voices of those who speak on climate change and energy and how it has personally affected them.
Debra Deliso (Beautiful, Terrifying Love): A personal, poetic whirlwind of Debra De Liso’s dangerously true stories that she comically navigates from a nightmarish childhood, Hollywood Horror Film career, and a traumatic motherhood with her beautiful, talented and bi-polar daughter.
Rhonda Khan (Food): A rhythmic tale from New York of one woman’s addiction to food amidst societal pressures to be thin. Family, therapists, healers and gurus weigh in and diagnose her as she spits her truth about weight loss, gain and healing.