Contact: Allison Queen
THE INNER DOTS”
18th- SEPTEMBER 20th
LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
WRITING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Angeles, Calif.) – Back by popular demand, the Los Angeles Women’s
Theatre Festival (“LAWTF”) will offer to the public its fourth Wisdom
Wednesday Workshop series. This new workshop is entitled Connecting
the Inner Dots, a 12-week intensive writing workshop instructed by
stage, television and film actor, Adilah Barnes.
Workshops are held on Wednesdays beginning June 18th
through September 20, 2003, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in North Hollywood.
the Inner Dots is an in-depth workshop that
guides solo and performing artists on their journeys as they create and
develop already begun personal life stories.
“This writing workshop will allow a safe space for solo artists to
develop personal stories. It
includes stimulating writing exercises, shared material within the group and
structural and content feedback,” states Barnes.
first writing workshop that was produced and presented to an audience took
place in March of this year during LAWTF’s
Milestone Mondays as part of the Festival’s Tenth Anniversary of month long
offerings at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Level 2 of that class in
currently being offered concurrently and is geared towards developing
full-length solo plays. That practical and strongly
voiced class continues this summer and is slated to present fully
mounted solo shows in September.
conceived her own solo show “I Am
That I Am: Woman, Black” which has toured 35 states, Europe and the Caribbean. She
is presently writing a solo show of the life of her mother, Just Call Her a Woman of
Soil and authoring the book, On
My Own Terms: One Actor’s Journey, slated to be released in
"Not only have I always admired Adilah's performing abilities, but I've
come to respect and value her teachings as well. Her methods made her
instruction more accessible to me, helping me to understand what acting is really all
about. Her spirit is energetic and nurturing and I am lucky to have had her as a guide and
friend on my jump from performing as Toni Braxton in music videos to
bringing life to complex characters in full-blown motion pictures,"
states Toni Braxton.
Barnes has been an acting coach for over twenty
years to countless of students in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles
including some of Hollywood's stars such as Jada Pinkett-Smith (for Set It
Off); Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order); Lauren Lane (The Nanny); comedian
Don "DC" Curry (Friday After Next) and many others. According to
former student Kym Whitley (Oh Drama), "Adilah is intense, she's not
easy, but she never gives up on you and pulls out your best."
Enrollment is limited. For information and location, call (818)