MexiStani! Growing Up Mexican & Pakistani in America

sofie khan · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America

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DAANYAAL KHAN certified reviewer June 21, 2017
As a Pakistani American Muslim, I'm used to hearing stories about people who convert to Islam and learn about the struggles they go through while being a convert. It was definitely an eye opener and an important use can for future dialogue for people who have different ethnic backgrounds and beliefs that deal with the issues that we do. The Pakistani and Muslim communities can definitely be tough to crack into especially if you aren't part of the mainstream groups of being either desi or Arab or Sunni. Throw in being half Mexican and Pakistani, and a sexual orientation other than straight and you have quite the melting pot. ... full review
RASIKA MATHUR certified reviewer June 22, 2017
Sofie is a very talented writer and performer and I am so happy to see sold-out houses for a show about a unique cultural upbringing and story of very non-traditional love. It was bravery in a time people are still getting offended left and right, filled w light and truth. And good rapping!!!!!... full review
CLAUDIA VILLASENOR certified reviewer June 23, 2017
I've been following her performances since back when she lived in Chicago. Sofie Khan is genuine, heartfelt, hilarious and most of all, BRAVE! Beyond the usual performance jitters, it takes a lot of courage to share her unique story. Growing up in racially segregated Chicago, with a Pakistani father and Mexican mother, made for plenty of entertaining and touching stories. Impersonations, a secret Catholic baptism, a Muslim arranged marriage, homophobia, Islamophobia, a rap performance en español and audience participation-I've never seen a show like "Mexistani!" It's a performance not to miss. ... full review
JENNIE FAHN certified reviewer June 10, 2017
Sophie is a wonderful, thoughtful, charismatic storyteller offering a delicious stew about her mixed heritage. Her delightful impressions of her family, particularly of her mother and father, and how they raised her to be the wonderful, positive woman she is today, are a treat to hear! ... full review
GREG HUNDEMER certified reviewer June 12, 2017
Really well done. One person shows aren't for everybody, but this one is awesome. She even has a rap!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2017
A spectacular solo show. Only one performance left; highly recommended.... full review
NATASHA LEWIN certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: fun · Enthusiastic · mixed-ethnicity
Sofie is a pleasure to watch! She radiates enthusiasm and energy. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Excellent! Educational, heartwarming, funny! ... full review
HEATHER KELLER certified reviewer June 18, 2017
tagged as: funny · lgbt · religion · poignant
Wow! This girl is a ball of energy and creativity! She is a beautiful person with so much love and this story covers so many social topics in an amusing and graceful way. LOVED THIS SHOW! Great writing and storytelling. ... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 19, 2017
You'll walk out of this show a little more educated about race, culture, and diversity and those are all things we all need to work on. I loved the choose your own adventure part - I want to hear the other 2 stories! Sofie brilliantly handles delicate topics in a way that makes you want to go out and be nicer and more inclusive. I had heard her knife story at a previous showcase before her show and I am still thinking about that one. ... full review