Pictured above: Actor Ciera Payton presents a powerful excerpt from her one-woman play, “Michael’s Daughter,” where she shares insight on her relationship with her father while he was imprisoned. Insiders say after Payton’s father was released heattended one of her performances and loved it! Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Pictured above. Audiences laughed, danced and returned to an era of great music and dance moves with actor Alina Cenal’s upbeat rendition of her Cuban roots and her move to American during the Go-Go days in her play, “Words From a Cuban Father.” Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
LET THEM EAT CAKE! In a combination birthday celebration for LAWTF co-Founder and president, Adilah Barnes, the audience was invited to partake in this beautiful cake which also commemorated the 23rd Anniversary of LAWTF. Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.
Pictured above: EURweb senior editor, DeBorah B. Pryor speaks with one of the evening’s co-Hosts, actor Barry Shabaka Henley, on the Red Carpet at the event. Henley, an incredibly accomplished actor, is currently touring the powerful solo show, “Satchmo at the Waldorf” – a play which reveals a very private and personal side of the “What a Wonderful World” singer and the demons that tormented him behind the scenes. Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.
Pictured above Barry Shabaka Henley with co-Host, actor Starletta Dupois, at the podium of the LAWTF Opening Night Champagne Gala. Audiences may recall Ms. DuPois as the mother of Whitney Houston in “Waiting to Exhale,” among other treasures.
Below, watch a video from this exciting night, filmed courtesy of Paul Sabu Rogers at Plaza Noir.