Emmy winners/nominees Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Leslie Jordan, Bonnie Bedelia, Bobbie Eakes, Patrika Darbo, and Rue McClanahan; Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey; Screen Actor's Guild Award-winner Beth Grant; as well as Caroline Rhea, Debby Holiday and David Steen. As a performer, Shores has performed in hundreds of standup gigs and in 2018 completed a national tour of his critically acclaimed award-winning one-man play Six Characters In Search Of A Play directed by Emerson Collins. The play was filmed and is now streaming worldwide. His tenth play A Very Sordid Wedding (based on his 2017 film) just had its world premiere in September 2021, playing to sold-out houses at Kalita Humphries Theatre in Dallas for Uptown Players. Shores directed. He is currently directing his eleventh play In Memoriam of Lena at Northwestern State University, Louisiana. This marks his first world premiere with a cast of students. The play opens on November 3, 2021, at Theatre West on the NSULA campus.