“My Letter to Fear” Event Recap
Jen Lilley had the audiences in stitches when she ripped through a list of complaints women have about themselves in “Beautiful Women;” Lesley Fera tackled a topic that hit her close to home when discussing “egg freezing brochures” in “Women of a Certain Age;” Charlene Tilton reminisced over “Precise Girls;” and Elyse Levesque took on technology in “Legacy,” lamenting if all we’ll be reduced to is our history in 140 characters. Marie (braving an elder generation by playing a 74 year-old), Mekenna Melvin, and Tracie Thoms played off each other in “Perspectives,” debating at what age a woman truly has the best of her world. The culmination of the show saw all ten women reading with each other, though, as they gave advice to their former selves and the audience by association in “Letter to My Ten Year Old Self.”
Following the reading, the cast mixed and mingled with ticket-holders during a VIP champagne and dessert reception, once again keeping to IBG’s tradition of creating intimate settings designed to give everyone in attendance a personal experience. The women also took the time to say a few words to IBG about why they were happy to get involved for such a cause — and why they chose the piece selections they did — so look for those videos to be posted here on this blog shortly.
If you couldn’t be in L.A. to attend My Letter to Fear in person, you can feel like you were there with our photo gallery from the event, below. Additionally, the performance was filmed and will be available in our DVD store, with the proceeds also benefiting the East L.A. Women’s Center.
My Letter to Fear