Unheard LA

Unheard LA - the stories of where you live

Unheard LA’s is back for our third season. You can see our lineup of shows and salons below. Stay on top of everything we’re bringing you this season by signing up for our newsletter.

Unheard LA show image Photo credit: Louis Felix/KPCC

Check out a live storytelling show

Discover more about Los Angeles and the folks who call it home with Unheard LA as your guide. This live, community-driven storytelling series takes place at theaters around the greater Los Angeles area. Each show is free, unique, and features a curated lineup of real people sharing true stories of life here in Southern California.

You won’t be going on this journey alone. Theater artist and Watts native Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. will be your Unheard LA host, helping to connect each story, storyteller, and show venue along the way.

Stick around afterward for a postshow mixer to meet the storytellers, mingle with others, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be inspired by your fellow Angelenos. 


Upcoming Shows

16 November 2019

Live In Northridge

Once called “North Los Angeles” (in case you ever wondered where that fourth directional neighborhood was), Northridge is much more than the namesake of the 1994 earthquake felt throughout the region. This was once a land of music shows at Devonshire Downs and expansive orange groves; now it’s home to Northridge Fashion Center, Brent’s Deli, and of course, California State University, Northridge.

More Information and RSVP

Ernesto Rocha Photo credit: Louis Felix/KPCC

Share your story

When we say Unheard LA is community driven, we mean that the stories come from community members like you. In fact, we want to specifically hear from YOU. Some Unheard LA folks are seasoned storytellers. Many aren’t. Some have never done any kind of public speaking before. Not to worry, we’re here to work with you; we’ll help you develop your story so that you can sound your best.

Your story doesn’t have to be a Hollywood epic; we want to hear them all. Past stories have ranged from favorite neighborhood dive bars and helping someone to finish a marathon, to arm wrestling celebrities and celebrating birthdays on “Gilligan’s Island.” We just ask that it be genuine and something you personally experienced in Southern California.

Regardless of your experience, we need YOUR stories and personal narratives to make Unheard LA happen! Share yours.

Unheard LA salon Photo credit: Isaura Aceves/KPCC

Not sure yet?

Let’s figure it out together by joining us for an Unheard LA salon, where you can meet Unheard LA producers and past storytellers to help you develop your story idea. Check out available dates and venues for our salons below. You can also watch (or binge through) stories from our past shows.

And if you still have questions, you can email us at events@kpcc.org


Past Shows
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Live in Torrance

Live in Claremont

Live in Little Tokyo

Live in North Hollywood

Live in Long Beach

Live in Lawndale

Live in Monterey Park

Live in Baldwin Park

Live in Downey 

Live in Mid-City

Live in Hollywood

Live in DTLA

Live in Whittier


KPCC In Person

KPCC In Person series "Unheard LA” is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

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