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How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor
Midtown W
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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%
Members say
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)

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.

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.

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Critic Reviews (4)

June 24th, 2016

"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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June 24th, 2016

"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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July 12th, 2016

"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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July 19th, 2016

"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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