*The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 23 years of producing over 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.
The longest-running Annual Solo Festival for women in Los Angeles, LAWTF will return March 24-27, 2016 to the Electric Lodge, located at 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, California 90219.
The Champagne GALA and Awards Ceremony on March 24, 2016, “A Toast To Greatness,” will be held in honor of exceptional women who have made laudable contributions in theatre. Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., the festivities continue at 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Starletta DuPois (The Notebook) and Shabaka Henley (Black-ish), this year’s Theatre Awards that will be bestowed upon Eloise Laws (Eternity Award), Sandra Evers-Manly ( Integrity Award) Marja-Lewis Ryan (Maverick Award), Ana Maria Alvarez and Dr. Chantal Rodriguez (Rainbow Award) and posthumously, Elizabeth Pena (Infinity Award).
Eloise Laws receives the L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival Eternity Award and will perform at the event’s Champagne Gala on the evening of Thursday, March 24, 2015.
Laws, known to her fans simply as “El,” is a world renowned Broadway actor, singer, and author with more than 30 years in the entertainment industry. She is critically acclaimed for her harmonious jazz, soul and R&B music.
Laws’ new single, “Can’t Let Myself, Hurt Myself”, is an authoritative and demonstration to the power and independence of the female spirit and advocacy of women expressions and souls. This song is dedicated to all people, especially women. It calls for them to stand up and take back their inherent strength and role as a person.
“Don’t Move, Don’t Blink”, is a powerful composition enthusiastic to the alluring beauty and advocacy of love and romance. It speaks to advocates of adoration and believing in oneself.
Laws’ musical career has bestowed upon us with more than 5 Albums and CD’s, as well as a career in the theatre where she featured in and co-developed the musical, “It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues”, which premiered at the Denver Center Theatre Companyand opened on Broadway at the Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre. This stellar, astonishing and stylish performance acknowledged four (4) Tony Nominations considered as great addition to her majestic portfolio.Laws also received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actress in a Broadway musical, and a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for her stunning performance at the Kennedy Center.
Eloise Laws has never ceased creating extraordinary music. She continues to perform at sites worldwide, including Japan where she performed at the Cotton Club alongside her brothers Hubert and Ronnie Laws and sister Debra Laws. She was bestowed the esteemed Cherr y Blossom Award at the Tokyo Music Festival. She continues to perform music festivals around the world including the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival and many others.
When performing on stage, Laws commands a presence like that of no other. She melts the crowd’s hearts, grabs their attention and holds their hearts with her passionate unique vocal. Eloise Laws is a legendary songstress who continues to anoint and music connoisseurs with her amazing voice.
To see Eloise Laws’ spirited performance and other dynamic solo shows, please join us for the 23rd Annual Festival “Telling Our Truths” to be held at the Electric Lodge in Venice.
For tickets and any additional information, please call LAWTF at (818) 760-0408 or visit our website at www.lawtf.org.