The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and The City of Culver City present HINDSIGHT 2020: Reflective Stories on The Year The Changed Everything, directed by Barbara Kallir.
Fellow Culver City residents: email proof of residency to email@example.com for a discount code.
Or get tickets to an individual night. See programming details below!
Friday 7pm PT: Taking Care in the Light
Hosted by Jahna Houston (Wicked) and Kat Kramer (Turnover)
Covid in My Care, written by Danielle Sheppard and performed by Marwa Bernstein. Danielle is an educator, parent, and therapist who was impacted by the pandemic from different viewpoints, as she juggled her professional and personal life.
Promised Land, a dance piece choreographed by Juli Kim and performed by Juli Kim and Crystal Her. A duet that mirrors this time of isolation and darkness. A mother lulls her daughter to a slumber, then takes her to the land of love and beauty. The daughter is convinced that all will pass and a world of happiness will return.
Juli Kim creates Korean classical/fusion work that has been described as “both powerful and poetic in an improvised form based on rigorous training”. Her most notable work is the production of Friendship Concerts. This series of concerts commemorate LA Riots and promote unity in diversity.
A Light in the Darkness, written and performed by Judith Oehmen. Judith is a past respiratory therapist called upon during the pandemic who gives pause to how she views herself, her family, friends, and community through her fearless and positive attitude.
Saturday 7pm PT: Silver Linings
Hosted by Karen A. Clark (The Women) and Sky Palkowitz (Senior Love Triangle)
Being Asian American Through the Pandemic, written and performed by Fern Lim. Fern is an actor who experienced Covid-19 through the perspective of an Asian American, and found solace from the deep roots in her Asian community, as well as her gradual healing through the arts. She writes a newsletter snapshotting the little things that sparked emotion and allowed her to give gratitude.
Seeing You, Seeing Me, written and performed by Erin Brand. Erin is a social worker and Sign Language interpreter who worked with the unhoused community in Culver City and experienced the impact that the pandemic has had on them and the frontline employees she supervised.
My Backyard Becomes My Stage, written and performed by Mayita Dinos. Mayita is a vocalist and landscaper who, in the midst of the pandemic, was diagnosed with cancer and found peace from nature and her beautiful backyard. She performs excerpts from her original songs that include My Mother’s Beans and Jetstream of Love.
Sunday 3pm PT: Lessons and Blessings
Hosted by Fay Hauser-Price (Shameless) and Terrie Silverman (Creative Rites)
Cappuccinos, College and Covid, written by Cat Juniel and performed by Tangie Ambrose. Cat is a full-time student who had to adapt to online college learning while working in a Culver City café.
Dance Shorts 2020. Choreographed by Raissa Simpson. Dance Shorts 2020 speaks to the isolation many of us felt during the height of the 2020 pandemic. Performed by PUSH Dance Company.
Searching for Harmony, written and performed by Christina Linhardt. She is a performer and veterans volunteer who was affected by Covid-19 in practically every major way, including contracting the virus. Christina began writing about her experiences and had a life-changing surgery.
Rise Up, performed by Jacquelyn Brown Benefield. Rise Up is an inspirational song that uplifts us during this time of challenges and uncertainty.
Or attend all three nights!