Hitting the Road with Your Solo Show

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020  | 3:45 p.m. -  4:45 p. m. PST  |  Workshop

This workshop has been designed to identify one’s market, address booking, fees, contracts, marketing/PR, technical riders, technical rehearsals, travel, lodging, and working with presenters and technical crews in live theatre. This workshop will also navigate how to present works online in this new climate.

Facilitators: Vanessa Adams-Harris (Touring Artist), Brenda Adelman (Touring Artist)/Director/Instructor), Jessica Lynn Johnson (CEO/Consultant/Director/Actor)

Hitting the Road with Your Solo Show

Vanessa Adams-Harris (Touring Artist)

Vanessa Adams-Harris is Mvskoke Creek American Indian with African-American/European ancestry. She is an artist/actor, director, documentary filmmaker, workshop facilitator, playwright, storyteller, docent, human rights community/activist/peace-builder, and spirit walker.


Her artistic expression gives particular interest to the historical accuracy of the African-American and Indigenous aesthetic. Adams Harris was a featured performer as Lena Baker in Who Will Sing For Lena? by J.L. Liddell for the 2020 Women, Sex and Violence Symposium on Contemporary Issues in the Age of “Me Too” at Clark Atlanta University. She was named the 2019 Winter Chautauqua Artist-in-Residence for Enid Public Schools, where she presented Big Mama Speaks to over 2,000 students from grades 2 – 12.

Vanessa Adams-Harris was Co-presenter at the 2018 Women Are Sacred Conference Resilience: Walking in Ancestral Footprints, Carrying Our Medicine in Albuquerque, NM, and has trained among an international coalition for Women as Peacebuilders through the Just Governance Human Security-X Initiatives of Change-Caux, Switzerland on the Six Pillars of Human Security. She has toured her solo shows around the world.


Brenda Adelman (Touring Artist)/Director/Instructor)

Brenda Adelman is an award-winning actor of the one-woman show, My Brooklyn Hamlet, that she has performed for over 12,000 people in 4 countries and 10 states. She teaches storytelling,  performance, and directs students privately, in group classes. In Brenda Adelman’s online course, Create, Promote, and Profit with a One-Person Show, students are encouraged to express themselves boldly, creatively, and authentically on stage while making an impact.

Hitting the Road with Your Solo Show
Hitting the Road with Your Solo Show

Jessica Lynn Johnson (CEO/Consultant/Director/Actor)

Jessica Lynn Johnson is a director, developer, published playwright, and recipient of the Best National Solo Artist Award. She is also a Board Member of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, Director for Whitefire Theatre, and Founder and CEO of Soaring Solo LLC. Johnson has aided in the development of over 100 solo shows (and still going strong)! As a performer, she has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own one-person shows ZE and Oblivious To Everyone for over 15 years. Johnson’s projects have taken home awards such as Top of Fringe, Hff Encore Producer Awards, Tvolution Best Solo Performance, Larry Cornwall Award For Musical Excellence, and several other accolades. Jessica Lynn Johnson was also nominated for the Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

This event is full of career training from industry professionals, designed to give a boost to solo performers, but will also be of value to anyone contemplating online or live theatrical production in Los Angeles or who wishes to tour in these changing times. Attendees will be able to attend 9 informative offerings including an interview with LAWTF's Co-Founder, Workshops and Panels.

Tuition for the weekend is $25.

This discounted tuition is made possible in part by support for this program provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Development Fee Program.

REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/virtualempowermentday A Zoom link will be sent to those who have completed their registration.

INFORMATION: www.lawtf.org or call (818) 760-0408.

Support for this program was provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Development Fee Program