Why So Much Shame?
Nicole was six when her dad died. But she kept trying to get his attention in hopes he'd come back. WHY SO MUCH SHAME? uses vivid storytelling to explore a child's unspoken grief, a woman's confrontation with the truth, and the powerful things that happen when we stop pretending.
New York, NY
Nicole Ferraro (writer and performer) is thrilled to be making her solo show debut at FRIGID New York. A writer and storyteller, Nicole has performed in several storytelling shows and reading series across NYC, including The Story Collider, Sideshow Goshko, NoName @ WordUp, City Stories: Stoops to Nuts, Rimes of the Ancient Mariner, Mr. Beller's Reading Series, and more. She is also co-host and co-curator of the monthly storytelling series New York Story Exchange, downstairs at Cornelia Street Café. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, The Frisky, The Story Collider Magazine, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and elsewhere. By day she is the editor-in-chief of Netted, a publication by The Webby Awards. www.nicoleferraro.nyc
Sara Peters is a journalist and sportswriter, covering the spectacularly frustrating subjects of cybersecurity for Dark Reading and the New York Knicks for Bleacher Report. As a storyteller she's been featured at TEDMED, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Peter Aguero's Bare, and on The Moth podcast. Her favorite acting roles include Lizzie in The Rainmaker and Jacie Triplethree in Comic Potential, and fondest directorial efforts include Dealer's Choice and Spinning Into Butter. She is both honored and tickled pink to help her brilliant friend Nicole Ferraro bring WHY SO MUCH SHAME? to the stage. She's occasionally known as Legs Benedict.