Not That Illegal

Comedy · yusuf yildiz · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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🏆 Winner of Hollywood Fringe Scholarship 2022 🏆

Ali Can, a Turkish immigrant, faces deportation, which will end his 12-year-long journey in the US, because of an abusive employer and unfortunate events. He teams up with his criminally inclined sidekick and law-abiding best friend to get over the hurdles USCIS and outdated immigrant laws cause in every step. Can love and humanity overcome and change the status quo? Will their friendship save them? Find out in this hilarious take on every immigrant’s most dominant and realistic fear.

Not That Illegal One-Act, which runs for 15 minutes, competed at the Strawberry One-Act Festival in NYC and received a Best Play nomination in 2019. This festival’s success led to 3 performances at the legendary Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in 2020.

The feature length play tells the complete story in about 90 minutes and our team is excited to have its World Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022.

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production team

yusuf yildiz 

playwright, producer, ali can

evan causey 

joseph doing

alesha g 

laquita jackson

tiara kennedy 

joy michelle

martin hardlund 

reginald humphrey

* Fringe Veteran