Silver Lake theater focuses spotlight on women artists

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Last year the Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Silver Lake held its first-ever Voiced! Silver Lake Female Festival featuring the work of women artists. The festival returns this year with an expanded program, including The Vagina Monologues as well as a humorous performance on raising children in Los Angeles, live stand up comedy and other programs during the months of March and April. The shows benefit the downtown Women’s Center. Click on the link for show details.

Show descriptions provided by the Lyric Hyperion Theatre:

“The Vagina Monologues”
A talented and diverse cast of women are directed by Beth Lopes in “The Vagina Monologues” like you’ve never seen it before. Eve Ensler’s ground-breaking show has created forums to laugh, cry, and discuss the most mysterious of all female
body parts. Three Shows Only: Saturdays March 10, 17 and 24 at 8PM.

“Until the Violence Stops”
Until the Violence Stops is a powerful film featuring playwright and activist Eve Ensler that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into
an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. To accompany the film, the thirteen live performers from the Vagina Monologues production created a short new theater piece, Voiced!, with more to say about the world in which we
live. This special evening created for this year’s festival has Three Shows Only: Fridays March 9 and 16 at 8PM and Sunday March 25 at

“I’m Not From Here But My Kids Are”
With “I’m Not From Here But My Kids Are”, local performance moms
Stacie Burrows and Shannon Noel (of the popular blog Lullabies for
Mommy) explore the humor and the heartache of having children in
LaLaLand. This comical look at raising kids in the modern world was a
big success in last year’s fest.
Three Shows Sunday Mar. 18, April 15 and 22 at 7PM.

“The Spolin Players: Women at Play”The Spolin Players: Women at Play features the female members of thewildly popular troupe in a program of unscripted and unrehearsedtheater, laughter, and fun, using games created by the legendary pioneer of improvisation, Viola Spolin.
One Show Only Fri. Mar. 23 at 8PM.

“Babygirl” is the coming of age sitcom/drama of a media-codependa-
lova-HOLIC named Babygirl, a pop-culture/hopeless romantic who
struggles through the growing pains of childhood, and the realization
that though media might be our first love, sometimes we have to press
the off button to find ourselves. One Show Only: Sat. March 31 at 8PM.

“The Frolic Show”
The Frolic Show features headliners and lineups you won’t see anywhere
else. Since 2010, the live comedy event has become one of LA’s finest
alternative stand-up, sketch, and musical comedians to new audiences
through a variety of unique and intimate settings. ”
Two Shows: Sunday April 8 & April 29 at 7PM.

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