Unheard LA - the stories of where you live

Unheard LA - the stories of where you live

We’re back! Join us for a whole new season of “Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” shows featuring community-driven storytelling.  

And don’t forget to share YOUR story with us. Click here to share your story.

KPCC In Person's community-driven storytelling series "Unheard L.A. – the stories of where you live" puts community voices and stories center stage in a series of live shows in different venues around our sprawling and too-often disconnected metropolis. Each “Unheard L.A.” show is unique and features a distinct lineup of real people sharing their true stories of struggle and survival, of hope and fear, of the unexpected and the unbelievable.

Missed out on the first season of “Unheard L.A.” shows? Catch up here:

 

Past Shows

Whittier
23 Apr 2017

Live in Whittier

Uptown Whittier provides the backdrop for KPCC In Person’s first “Unheard LA” show. Immerse yourself in the lives of our storytellers as they sing songs of immigration, ponder in verse, honor beloved hometowns and celebrate the rich diversity of Southern California. This show features a performance by Cornerstone Theater Company. More details and the full lineup here.

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Downtown LA
30 Apr 2017

Live in DTLA

KPCC In Person’s “Unheard LA” heads to the heart of downtown L.A. for its second show, which is at times hilarious and heartbreaking – and captivating throughout. Storytellers from across Southern California present true tales of hacking into comedy school, the magic and mania of songwriting, the unexpected charm of a dive bar and more. The comedy variety group Asian AF will join us for a special performance. More details and the full lineup here.

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Hollywood
13 May 2017

Live in Hollywood

Tucked away in a nondescript building on a nondescript corner in Hollywood is a striking theater that will house KPCC In Person’s third “Unheard LA,” which features Young Storytellers and community storytellers from across Southern California. Lose yourself in personal pieces ranging from a 14-year-old’s unyielding stand on screen time to a desperate search for Zumba in K-Town and the day TSA changed one person’s understanding of identity. More details and the full lineup here.

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Mid-city
18 Feb 2018

Live in Mid-City

Located along the Washington Boulevard corridor, the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center is operated by – and home to – the Ebony Repertory Theatre, a professional arts organization committed to bringing diverse, high-quality performing arts to the Mid-City community and the greater Los Angeles.

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 Downey
11 Mar 2018

Live in Downey

We continued in March at the Downey Theatre in Downey, home of the oldest-operating McDonald’s and birthplace of Taco Bell, the Carpenters and the NASA space shuttle program. 

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 Baldwin Park
7 Apr 2018

Live in Baldwin Park

It was KPCC In Person’s first-ever live event in Baldwin Park, and we were excited to bring “Unheard L.A.” to this growing town, which has come a long way since its days as a cattle grazing land for the San Gabriel Mission. 

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Monterey Park
21 July 2018

Live in Monterey Park

The second season of “Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” picked back up this July at East Los Angeles College (ELAC). “Unheard L.A.” brings experiences and voices from all over the region to your communities. With this show, we were right where East L.A. meets the San Gabriel Valley. More details here.

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Lawndale
25 Aug 2018

Live in Lawndale

The “Unheard L.A.” season continued at Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale. “Unheard L.A.” features a diverse set of stories and storytellers reflecting a range of Southern California experiences, and this August show brought those stories to the South Bay. More details here.

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Long Beach
23 Sep 2018

Live in Long Beach

Don't miss the season two finale of KPCC's popular storytelling series "Unheard L.A." at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. There was no better place to end our second season than Long Beach, which has been a home for too many to name, including a naval and aerospace industry, a rich musical history, a large Cambodian American community, and an affinity for the sea, reflected in its aquarium, lighthouses, and the historic Queen Mary. More details here.

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Past Salons

East LA
9 July 2018

Unheard LA salon: East LA Library

We partnered with LA County Library to bring “Unheard L.A.” producers and past participants to the East LA Library on July 9. We shared some favorite stories from our first two seasons and discussed the “Unheard L.A.” submission and editing process. More details here.

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Carson
25 July 2018

Unheard LA salon: Carson Library

On July 25, our second salon brought us to Carson Library. We shared some favorite stories from our first two seasons, discussed the “Unheard L.A.” submission and editing process, answered your questions, and listened to your ideas about what you’d share if selected for our upcoming shows. More details here.

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Willowbrook
26 July 2018

Unheard LA salon: AC Bilbrew Library

On July 26, our third salon brought us to AC Bilbrew Library in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles. We shared some favorite stories from our first two seasons, discussed the “Unheard L.A.” submission and editing process, answered your questions, and listened to your ideas about what you’d share if selected for our upcoming shows. More details here.

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KPCC In Person series "Unheard LA — the stories of where you live” is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

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This project was also made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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