Hey Hollywood, My Hustle Has ADHD

solo performance · rasika mathur · Ages 17+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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*4 SHOW DATES: JUN 4 6PM * JUN 11 8PM * JUN 15 10PM * JUN 24 10PM at LOUNGE THEATER *

Hey Hollywood, My Hustle Has ADHD
Written & Performed by Rasika Mathur
Directed & Developed by Deana Barone

As a South-Asian comedy writer and Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 Diversity Scholarship Winner, Mathur brings the “model minority” stereotype to the forefront, demonstrating how undetected mental issues wreak havoc on an otherwise talented, intelligent human being. After a seven week-long run in the Valley, Rasika took “Mom? Dad? I Have A.D.H.D…and other ways to let down The Indian Family” on a mini-tour of the south, ending the show in New Orleans as a “coming out” performance to her parents. There were lots of hugs, lots of tears. In this evolution of her show, Mathur attempts to explain herself to the Industry, and what happens when one slides off of every surface she throws herself at (“I was the only Indian who wasn’t cast in ‘Outsourced!’”), tortured with little explanation, until a diagnosis later in life. Mathur flexes her gifts for audience-interaction, character portrayals and solid writing. The show is eye-opening for many parents, creative people and those in the mental health and drug/alcohol recovery fields, and has the potential to change lives.

“She needs to be working for Hilary Clinton. They need smart women in office.”
~ An Important Lady who would not reveal her real name

“Keep telling the truth.”
~ That lady’s friend

“Her character work is amazing.”
~ Dave Foley, Kids in the Hall

“She is hilarious but also philosophical and spiritual! I was on the edge of my seat. And I think I have A.D.H.D.”
~ Raghu Mathur, Rasika’s Uncle

“It had everything.”
~ Jenny Yang, Comedian/Activist DisOriented & Angry Asian America

“People LITERALLY were falling out of their seats.”
~ Robert D’Avanzo, On-Camera/Scene Study/Cold Reading, Missing Piece Theater

“Why isn’t your show at Fringe!?”
~ Deana Barone, 2016 HFF darling (MetaFam) and Director of Mom? Dad? I Have A.D.H.D… (2014-5)

“The Sea Turtles … I was hooked to that story!”
~ pretty much everyone

“Super deep and super funny!”
~ Comedian D’Lo, D’loco Kid Productions

“I’ve never met anyone who is more likable on stage.”
~ Rafa Augustin, Nigger.Wetback.Chink, Director of Rick Najera’s Award-Winning Solo Show Almost White

Learn More at rasikamathur.com

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deana barone

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chris farah

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