Live Music

Bootleg Theater

Address: 2220 Beverly Blvd.
City: Los Angeles

Bootleg Presents Solo Queens Fest October 26-November 19! Solo Queens Fest will be featuring three solo female artists presenting their award-winning solo shows. In addition, each artist will be presenting their own instructional workshop as to creating material for your own solo show. This festival will celebrate women and their (the artists') life experiences! Valerie Hager's NAKED IN ALASKA Elizabeth Liang's ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY Kristina Wong's THE WONG STREET JOURNAL The performance schedule for the festival is as follows NAKED IN ALASKA 10/28 at 7:30pm 10/29 at 3pm 11/2 at 7:30pm 11/5 at 11am 11/10 at 7:30pm 11/12 at 1pm 11/18 at 7:30pm 11/19 at 3pm ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY 10/27 at 7:30pm 10/29 at 1pm 11/4 at 7:30pm 11/5 at 3pm 11/9 at 7:30pm 11/12 at 11am 11/17 at 7:30pm 11/19 at 1pm THE WONG STREET JOURNAL 10/26 at 7:30pm 10/28 at 11am 11/3 at 7:30pm 11/5 at 1pm 11/11 at 7:30pm 11/12 at 3pm 11/16 at 7:30pm 11/19 at 11am WORKSHOPS Three instructional workshops will be presented during this festival, each hosted by one of the artists on a selected Saturday in November. 11/3- Valerie Hager (1pm-3pm) SOLOfire Workshop In this experiential workshop, participants will explore their own personal history through creative writing prompts, invigorating movement exercises, visualization, and meditation. Each participant will get opportunities to share their own stories, life themes, and creative expression through partner and group work, and through the course of the workshop further recognize and unleash the deeper stories they truly long to tell. 11/10 - Elizabeth Liang (1pm-3pm) Elizabeth (Lisa) leads workshops on creating your solo show, memoir, or personal essay. Anyone who grew up or is currently living between or among different worlds, 11/18 - Kristina Wong (11am-1pm) INFO ABOUT THE ARTISTS VALERIE HAGER Valerie has performed in film and theatre across the country, including The Intention of Lying, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and Dracula at New York's Symphony Space. Her most celebrated solo show, Naked In Alaska: The Behind The Scenes True Story Of Stripping, has been performed over 60 times in three different countries reaching over 5,000 audiences members. Aside from acting, performance, and playwriting, she teaches SOLOfire: A Writing & Movement Workshop for Personal Transformation. ELIZABETH LIANG Elizabeth Liang is an actress, writer, and workshop leader. Her one-woman show, Alien Citizen: an earth odyssey, had a full run in Hollywood in May 2013 and is on its international tour through theatres, festivals, Off Off Broadway, the college circuit, conferences, international schools, and US Embassies. Her essays on developing the show and producing Chekhov's Three Sisters have been published and reprinted. KRISTINA WONG Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has created five solo shows and one ensemble play that have toured across North America and the UK. Her newest solo show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program.

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