How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor
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How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor

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

(29 Reviews)
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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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167 Reviews | 25 Followers
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,

Don't see it if you lack empathy Read more

69 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you'd love a well-told, witty, one-woman paean to the joys & frequent heartbreaks of doggedly pursuing the dream of being a working actor

Don't see it if you hate theater (but in that case, why would you even be in a theater?) Read more

159 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if She brought to life all the sterotypes that INDIAN women have to deal with in a funny as well as a truthful manner.i enjoyed this very much.

Don't see it if if you don't like one woman theater telling you what non-white culture go through for jobs in the industry.very truthful and telling.

59 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theatrical experiences filtered through the lens of an accomplished, riveting actor who skillfully peoples her solo show.

Don't see it if You don’t like your white/dominant culture challenged or dissected.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
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.

52 Reviews | 30 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if seamless shifts in impersonations, funny mocking of cultural ignorance and exposure of the toll of an artist's way will inspire something.

Don't see it if you don't want your stereotypes challenged.

153 Reviews | 43 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if you want to be charmed by Zenobia Shroff as she switches between serious monologue and funny one-liners about race in American acting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo performances that poke fun at race-related topics.

87 Reviews | 14 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Zenobia Shroff as she goes through the challenges of being an Indian actor in NY and in film. A moving story.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo performances, discriminatory challenges,

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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