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The Hooker Bully – Virtual Storytelling During the Pandemic

If you’re involved in the world of live personal storytelling, as a teller or a fan, then you know the pandemic didn’t stop us but only prompted us to find each other online, thanks to dedicated producers who took their shows to the virtual road. Such shows are part of a support system that has kept us glued together as a community, and helped keep me from coming unglued personally. As we prepare to return to live shows, please allow me to share with you this fun little story from one of our pandemic-era events, the Turbine Arts Collective annual Pre-Valentine’s Show. This story is called:¬†The Hooker Bully.

So, you’d like to see more of this sort of thing? Then you’re in luck! ūüėČ I’m appearing in a half-hour one-woman show for¬†Greystone Theatre Performances, a series of virtual solo performances featuring a variety of artists at Beverly Hills’ historic Greystone Mansion. Here’s the lowdown:

My Greystone Theatre Performance, Trilogy of Traffic, premieres Monday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m., both on BHTV Channel 10 and live-streamed at http://beverlyhills.org/live. After it airs, you can find the video for Trilogy of Traffic at: http://beverlyhills.org/greystonetheatre. Thank you for supporting the storytelling tradition!

Shelly and The 105 – Cara Shares a Story at Unheard L.A.


The dedicated producers at¬†KPCC In Person¬†recently invited me to perform in their live storytelling series,¬†Unheard L.A.‚ÄĒThe Stories of Where you Live. In case you haven’t seen it, please check out the video above.¬†Unheard L.A.¬†puts community voices center stage, true stories¬†of struggle and survival, hope and fear, and the unexpected. This show took place March 11, in my hometown of Downey, at The Downey Theatre, where I used to perform as a teen and once cried in the bathroom after I kicked a fellow dancer during a Charleston routine in¬†Showboat. Telling my story went much¬†better. I felt buoyed by the warm audience, and it was one of the proudest nights of my life to be part of this celebration of L.A.’s eclectic community. If you want to skip to my story about how a freeway changed my life, you can go to 50:51, but I suggest watching the whole terrific show.