Cara Yeates is an actor, writer and producer best known for her one-woman plays. She has toured four solo show across North America. Her performances have been called “blistering”, “a tour-de-force” and “irresistible”.
Cara wrote and performed the critically acclaimed solo shows, Knee Deep in Muck and Bye Bye Bombay. A few highlights from her Bye Bye Bombay tour include performances at The Shelter Theater (San Miguel, Mexico), The Grand Theater (London, Ont.) and The Hollywood Fringe Festival. Each of these shows received ‘Pick of the Fringe’ awards, and played to sold-out houses.
Cara also starred in premiere of Leah Bailly’s solo work, Some Reckless Abandon. Reckless toured to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It was also featured in the UNO Festival and as a part of the Summerworks National Series.
In 2009, Cara was awarded the first ever Joanna Marratta Award at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This award celebrates artistic achievement and community leadership. Through this award Cara received a mentorship with Fringe legend TJ Dawe. The two used the mentorship to develop a new solo show written by Brendan McLeod, The Big Oops. The Big Oops premiered at the Vancouver East Cultural Center as a part of their curator in residence program.
Cara has also worked on a wide range of film, tv and media projects. She was a host for Novus TV's arts and culture show City Lights for three years, has acted in Bollywood films, and voiced a character for EA Game's Skate 2.
Cara is currently based in New York where she's been working with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art on the New York Film Festival and New Directors/New Films Festival.