Solo Queens Fest - Festival Passes

Solo Queens Fest - Festival Passes

Kristina Wong, Elizabeth Liang, Valerie Hager

Thu. October 26, 2017 - Sun. November 19, 2017

7:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$50.00 - $125.00

Fetival passes include admission to 3 shows of your choosing.  You will be asked make your show selections before you complete your purchase.  All festival passes are Will Call only.

Solo Queens Fest
Solo Queens Fest
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.

11/4- 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)
HOW TO BE A BADASS BITCH

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.
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong was recently featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She 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 most notable touring show– “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured dozens of venues across the United States since 2006.

Her newest solo show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She spent a month in Northern Uganda recording a hit rap album “Mzungu Price” with local rappers and doing research for that show. Kristina’s mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program and twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater.
Elizabeth Liang
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.

Elizabeth has acted in both English- and Spanish-language features and short films that have been screened all over the globe. Some of her television credits include "Criminal Minds," "Law & Order: LA," and a recurring role on "The West Wing."
Elizabeth leads a workshop on writing one's solo show, memoir, or personal essay. She also blogs about solo show creation. She has a special affinity for cross-cultural stories and continues to search for ways to give voice to the experiences of global nomads and multi-ethnic people like herself.
Valerie Hager
Valerie Hager
Valerie Hager is a former exotic dancer, “not to be missed” (NoHo LA) actor, award-winning solo show writer-performer, teacher, and movement artist. She has performed on stages throughout NYC including but not limited to Off-Broadway 59E59, The Barrow Group, as well as having written six solo shows that have traveled throughout the US, UK, and Europe.

Her solo show, Naked In Alaska, has performed over 60 times to over 5,000 audience members around the world—including Off-Broadway, Edinburgh Fringe, Rome’s GendErotica Festival, and the Last Frontier Theatre Festival founded by Edward Albee in Alaska itself. Valerie appeared in Warner Brothers' The Invention of Lying, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, Discovery Channel's Guilty or Innocent, and the award-winning short film The Harshest Place. She is currently in training at The Actor’s Gang and developing Naked In Alaska her one woman show into a series.

Lastly, Valerie’s writing and movement workshop SOLOfire has been featured at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, awarded numerous New York City grants and has been brought to New Mexico; Rhode Island, and the prestigious Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. Her earliest training came from her father, mime artist Jerry Hager, as his silent sidekick Punky the Clown. Later, she continued to train in mime and movement under Rick Wamer at The School for Mime at Kenyon College.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/