Arts & Theatre

GRIT, Written and Performed by Lisa Natale

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$20    |  Jun 26 - 30, 2024  |  8:45PM - 1:45PM

GRIT, a courageous and authentic one-woman show written and performed by Lisa Natale delves into the evolution of her relationship with her body. The show is developed with & directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson and was recently awarded Best NY Premiere in the United Solo Festival. GRIT will have a run of three performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival: Wednesday, June 26, 8:45 PM; Thursday, June 27, 6:45 PM; and Sunday, June 30, 1:45 PM at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.)
Tickets are $20 and available on the Hollywood Fringe Website.

Lisa’s journey has been infused with dance, music, and movement, allowing her to connect with her body and emotions and promoting personal growth and healing. Through multimedia and multiple characters, GRIT explores themes of domestic violence, sexual trauma and body image. From the world of stripping to becoming a fitness guru, this show “gives us a roadmap of how to persevere and fight the good fight to a life of fulfillment.” that can resonate with a wide audience. Will Lisa ignite her fire or crumble from shame?

"Lisa is funny and frank, insightful and wise, intensely honest and incredibly entertaining. Grit showcases her talents in writing and acting, but also in vulnerability. Without which no artist can truly communicate their story. And what an incredible story this is."
Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

LISA NATALE was born and raised in Tucson Arizona with New York City family roots, Lisa recently moved back to NY after 27 years in LA. The city that ignites her soul. Lisa is excited to join the Hollywood Fringe community and to be back at the Zephyr Theatre performing her one woman show Grit: One Woman’s Evolution From Chaos To Courage. Lisa first premiered Grit in the Solo Stars Series in December. She then went on to carry out her long held dream of performing in NY in the United Solo Festival off-Broadway on 42nd Street where she received an encore performance.

Grit reflects her own journey of resilience and transformation, and has been a passion project for over two decades.

Director, Developer, Jessica Lynn Johnson, STARS Co Executive Producer, is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Advisory Board Member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival, Co Executive Producer of the Joshua Tree Solo Theatre Festival, and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo Studios International. Jessica has aided in the development, direction and producing of over 150 solo shows (and still going strong)! As a performer, Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own one person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 15 years. Jessica'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 & several other accolades! Jessica was also awarded the LAWTF Rainbow Award in 2024 and was nominated for the Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival & Best Director of a Play by Broadway World 2023.