About the Director/Producer
Cara Cruickshank is a Brazilian/American living in France. As a woman living in 3 cultures, she has a first-hand, intersectional view on cross-cultural themes relevant to modern women. She began her professional career in theatre at age 10 on Broadway in the musical Les Misérables, along with multiple singing performances at The United Nations General Assembly. She has independently produced, directed and choreographed over 60 independent productions in the U.S. and abroad (including Turkey, France and Brazil), focused on diversity and women's empowerment. Her performances have been consistently celebrity and media acclaimed. Cara founded Café de la Culture in 2011 to promote diversity, arts and community conversations. She recently showcased her original, ensemble theater play, The Alchemy of Imperfection, in Paris, France with standing ovations, encores and media acclaim. Since then, she has toured this multimedia production across the U.S., alongside a panel discussion on the topic: “Courageous Vulnerability: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?” in honor of #MeToo and #TimesUp. Each event is locally cast and curated with artists, activists, academics and experts from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Launching with sold-out performances in Los Angeles and Boulder, the event has most recently been presented in Denver, San Francisco and Portland with rave audience reviews. Cafe de la Culture is now booking performances nationally in the U.S. for the coming seasons.