How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor
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How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor
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How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
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Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Hypokrit Theatre Company and the Castillo Theatre present Zenobia Shroff's autobiographical solo show about her life as an Indian-American actress.

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Member Reviews (29)

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706 Reviews | 200 Followers
78
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You relate to the prejudice in our society and how it affects those in the acting business. It has a serious message delivered with humor.

Don't see it if one person shows about the individual herself are not of interest.

379 Reviews | 132 Followers
65
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You want to hear another actor's story about how hard it is to make it as an actor in NY.

Don't see it if You want something groundbreaking. Read more

374 Reviews | 69 Followers
72
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the immigrant experience or in the tribulations of aspiring actors, specifically of an ethnically ambiguous woman.

Don't see it if you do not like one woman shows or are not particularly interested in aspiring actors', women actors' or immigrant's experiences.

250 Reviews | 29 Followers
91
Resonant, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want an in-depth look into what it takes to be an actor in NYC, the highs and the lows.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in other people's lives or you're bothered by one actor playing multiple roles.

221 Reviews | 77 Followers
76
Relevant, Clever, Clear characters, Well acted

See it if You're interested in one actor's journey as she faces indifference,lack of understanding and mistreatment. Told with humor & effective story

Don't see it if she embodied the characters and portrayed some moving events and feelings, but it could have been more gripping.

177 Reviews | 91 Followers
72
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you want to empathize with what it takes to "make it" as an actress in NYC; some good laughs; nice talent

Don't see it if you dislike solo performances; actresses playing multiple characters

163 Reviews | 94 Followers
78
How to perform a solo show, Ethnically educational, Ambiguous towards the end, Successful mostly

See it if you like well-performed solo shows with both autobiographical and sociological insights. It's equal parts funny and perceptive.

Don't see it if you've had it with solo stage memoirs and can't abide something that gets muddy in its final third.

167 Reviews | 25 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Zenobia Shroff, who is the writer and performer, made me laugh and cry. The story becomes more intense and personal,

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Critic Reviews (4)

Theater Pizzazz
June 24th, 2016
For a previous production

"Although there’s an absence of effective directing in this piece, Zenobia transforms from one character and settles like fine moss into portraying another, with exquisite finesse...Zenobia commands the space quite admirably, engaging the audience with poignant humor and social commentary on inherent racial biases...Isn’t a riveting aspect in the liturgy of theatre. However, Zenobia’s show candidly explores the ethnically ambiguous terrain."
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Stage Buddy
June 24th, 2016
For a previous production

"The play, written by Ms. Shroff and the show's director, Arpita Mukherjee, is smart, peppered with humor and filled with depth. It’s filled with meaningful exploration and loaded with charm. See it while it’s still running."
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Brown Girl Magazine
July 12th, 2016
For a previous production

"Phenomenal one-woman show...Broken into lessons, many of which are things we naturally know. But watching the horror story play out in front of us is decidedly different. Through Zenobia’s eyes, we learn the business...With Zenobia playing every single one of these characters to perfection (yes, even the bratty child), the show weaves in and out of these dilemmas towards the shining light in the distance: success...This is the opposite of failure, this is a success."
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The Stewardship Report
July 19th, 2016
For a previous production

"It was absolutely remarkable, lively, and so much fun to watch...For Zenobia to be able to project her voice clearly and be able to interact with the audience gave an inviting feel all throughout the piece...What makes this piece so powerful is that it is relatable and that it addresses these problems through a story...Not only can art be used as a form of expression but also as a way to inform others about the different current issues faced in the world today."
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