Bootleg Theater presents our second annual Solo Queens Fest, featuring
Solo Queens Fest - The Anxiety Cure + Las Garcia
Tue. November 6, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)
Los Angeles, CA
Wild Card Nights
Excerpts from Los Angeles solo creators
THE ANXIETY CURE
Created by Lizzie Prestel
A panicky woman with zero experience as a public servant throws herself into her job as a low-level political operative on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Solo performer Lizzie Prestel tells a story of political passion and personal humiliation, hope and despair, as she strives to save America, save the world, and become a feminist political hero. Easy.
Created by Gabriela Ortega
Las Garcia is a timely, heartbreaking and poignantly funny piece about two Dominican women of the same bloodline, fighting to find their true selves through love, war, and their innermost desires.
Philly native Lizzie Prestel is an LA based writer, actor and director. You can see the darkly comedic web series she created with partner Alison Quinn, Lizzie & Ali: A (Mostly) True Story, on Funny or Die. The short film Lizzie co-directed, Da Parish, about a neighborhood in post-Katrina New Orleans, won Best Director of a Documentary Short at the Madrid International Film Festival. In 2016, Lizzie took a job with the Hillary Clinton campaign, an experience that forms the basis of her solo show, The Anxiety Cure. The show won an Encore Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival and ran at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater through January of this year. As an actor, she’s appeared recently on HBO’s Veep and in the film The Circle (Tom Hanks, Emma Watson).
Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Gabriela is an award-winning Actor, Writer and a recent USC school of Dramatic Arts graduate. Gabriela's work focuses on the latinx experience and seeks to develop female-driven stories in both theatre and film. Her award-winning solo show "Las Garcia", about her relationship with the women in her family has played to sold-out audiences across L.A and represented the Dominican Republic in the 2017 Encuentro, the largest Latinx theatre festival in the U.S. Her latest film projects include: "Safe Haven", which won the 2018 Sundance Ignite short film competition, and "A Rebellious Act a day" (written and produced by Gabriela) which has catapulted a feminist movement in Dominican Republic and has been screened in Los Angeles, D.R, London, Miami and New York City and will be screened at UNESCO this November. Her upcoming projects include: The world premier of THE TIMES and LOVESICK with Teatro Luna, and her new solo shows "Franklin.Father.Papi" and "23nMe".