‘Nothing like human exchange between the solo performer “going it alone”, and the audience’: Kat Kramer

Asha Bajaj
8 min readMar 20, 2021

#LAWTF28thAnniversary; #SilentAuction; #SoundAndVision28; #AndStillWeRise; #SoloArtists

Los Angeles/Canadian-Media: Established on March 8, “SOUND & VISION-28” is a silent auction Kat Kramer created as a fundraising component of the 2021 Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, which celebrates female voices, and women of impact.

Kat Kramer. Image credit: https://lawtf.org

“SOUND & VISION-28” celebrates both Women’s History Month, and the 28th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF), with its overall theme this year is AND STILL WE RISE!

It will be on display throughout the festival. 28 items to celebrate 28 years of solo performers from around the world, and the art of the one-person show. Some of the famous women donating items and memorabilia include former LAWTF Honorees, the Legendary Lily Tomlin, Jenifer Lewis, Lainie Kazan, and the late Diahann Carroll, who will receive the 2021 posthumous Infinity Award.

Asha Bajaj, Editorial Director of Canadian-Media (www.canadian-media.com), had an opportunity to discuss with Kat Kramer about some of the items donated for this noble cause of Kat’s brainchild and learn about their significant origins.

Asha to Kat: Can you briefly discuss Lily Tomlin’s items donated for the silent auction with special reference to ‘‘AN APOLOGY TO ELEPHANTS’, an award-winning HBO documentary about elephants and how humans need to protect them? Produced and narrated by Tomlin and written by Jane Wagner, Tomlin was a recipient of an Emmy award for Best Voice Narration of the HBO documentary. Can you describe briefly the origin of this HBO documentary?

Kat: Lily Tomlin is my performing idol and Ambassador for my cinema series “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World.” Lily donated most of the items including a “Grace And Frankie” script from Season 6 signed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Image credit: Pinterest

There is a DVD of “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” signed by star Lily Tomlin and writer Jane Wagner, and a DVD of my favorite Lily Tomlin film…

Asha Bajaj

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