“I believe that our stories – those we can’t believe we made it through, those we can’t stop laughing about, or those we never stop thinking about – are the greatest source of healing we have.” – Lyena Strelkoff
This autobiographical, solo performance piece details the remarkable first two years of Lyena’s experience with paralysis. Opening at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA in 2004, the run was extended five times amidst rave reviews and audience devotion. Lyena went on to make five national tours of the show, which also inspired the award-winning, short documentary film, Caterpillar Soup, produced by the Elevate Film and Music Festival.
Taped live at the Gascon Center Theatre only 7 months post-injury, Lyena shares the extraordinary early stories of her paralysis in this one-night only, informal performance that became the inspiration for Caterpillar Soup.
Anthology of personal stories by women flaunting the secrets that have kept them small so they can stand tall and inspire others to do the same. Lyena contributes her story in the opening essay.