An International Women's Day Variety Show!
Queenfest’s mission is to encourage EVERYONE to utilize their art form in the continuing battle for equality and equity.
The Queens of Queenfest hope to continue to inspire YOU to live up to your potential and to live your truth! Let's smash the patriarchy hand-in-hand!
Proceeds have gone to organizations such as the Alexandria House, Marsha P. Johnson, Planned Parenthood & the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Queens of Queenfest
Heather Ann Gottlieb (She/They) -- Co-Creator/Producer
Heather Ann Gottlieb is an award winning actress, playwright, and poet. She is a proud "multi-hyphenate" and can be seen in television, commercials, immersive theatre, and slam poetry competitions around Los Angeles. Her feminist comedy podcast, Dirty Girl, was chosen to launch WhoHaha's podcast network in 2018. In 2015, she received her BA in Theatre Arts from Loyola Marymount University and was awarded the LMU Theatre Department's "Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting" by her professor, Beth Henley. Heather Ann is represented by Media Artists Group theatrically, Osbrink commercially, and is managed by Brave Artists Management. @heatheranngott
Gabrielle Geiger (She/Her) -- Co-Creator/Producer
Gabrielle Geiger is a producer, director and actor. With justice and empowerment as her tools, she is working her way to the top to make all those who have been overlooked and underpaid, become the stars of the show. Her credits include Artistic Director of a student run theatre company called “The Del Rey Players”. She directed and producing serveral plays including Jean Genet's "The Maids." Gabrielle works as the industry’s first Production Concierge at Canyon Road, bringing positivity and mindfulness to sets all across Hollywood. Her most recent project was coordinating the short film “Into Temptation” which has won awards at many international film festivals this year! @gabrielle_geiger
Mara De La Rosa (She/Her) -- Co-Creator/Producer
Mara De La Rosa is an award winning queer-POC playwright, screenwriter, actor and producer of films and live shows. Her sketches have been featured on WhoHaha, Marías at Sampaguitas, VoyageLA and Comedy Network Live! She is the co-host of the podcast Dealing and co-creator of the queer web series “BAES Welcome” (streaming on OutfestNow). Her short films I Don’t Love You and BASTARD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), and her one-minute film The Outbreak was an Audience Award Winner at Outfest FUSION. As the co-founder of Becky and Baldwin, she produces films and plays, including Other Plays and Real Love. She was a Film Independent Incubator Lab Fellow and Outfest Outset Fellow. She is currently a student and recipient of scholarships at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade theaters. maradelarosa.org | @delatubbie
Rachel Rios (She/Her) -- Producer
Rachel Rios is an actor and writer with a BA in Theatre and English from Loyola Marymount University and a MFA in Playwriting from The Catholic University of America. She currently writes and stars in the quarantine web series "Parker & Olive and the Pressing F*cking Issues" available on Youtube. Selected credits include Curse of the Siren (Sabrina), now available to watch on Amazon, The Toxic Avenger: The Musical (Mayor Babs/Ma Ferd) with BoomStick Theater, Tilting (Playwright) with Fountain Theater's Rapid Development Series, Floss (Playwright, John Cauble Award National Semi-Finalist) at The Keegan Theatre in Washington DC and Northwestern University. For full list of acting and writing credits, visit rachelrios.com. Instagram: @thepressingf_cking Issues