✨We’re so excited to introduce the new phase of our play and explore the future of the show with our new name: YONIVERSE✨
The Yoni Sisters are proud to announce that we took home the following Hollywood Fringe awards:
🏆 WINNER: FRINGE AWARD FOR DRAMA
🏆 WINNER: PICK OF THE FRINGE
🏆 WINNER: BEST OF BROADWATER AWARD
🏆 WINNER: THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE! PRODUCER’S AWARD
🏅 NOMINEE: JAXX’S CULTURAL ARTS ENVOY AWARD
Come see why Shari Barrett from Culver City News & Broadway World calls each moment in Yoniverse “a brilliant piece of theater!”:
Sunday, July 16th at 7 PM at the Broadwater Black Box Theatre
Friday, July 21st at 9 PM at the Broadwater Black Box Theatre
Saturday, July 29th at 7 PM at Asylum @ the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
Contemporary and original stories from Los Angeles women of South Asian descent, from their honest, open, and emotional hearts.
“The first came out of my vagina with one arm out like Wonder Woman.”
“Your father is impotent! I have no sexual satisfaction.”
“I used to carry around a poster of Bollywood legend Aamir Khan, imagining him having a crush on me.”
“I found myself in a cornfield, eating a bowl of curry, feeling tragically displaced.”
In Yoniverse, meet Sharmita Bhattacharya, Chhaya Nene, Sapna Kumar, and Tanya Thomas. With diverse roots from Ohio to Singapore, each woman was exposed to a subculture expressed in unique languages, food, and social customs. Join the women through their unique experiences, told through seriocomic elements, stylized storytelling, pantomimed organs and colorful dupattas (Indian scarves)! Yoniverse is a deep reflection, a commitment to uplift, and a celebration of the complexity of being a South Asian woman in America.
Inspired by “The Vagina Monologues” (Eve Ensler, 1996) and “Yoni Ki Baat” (South Asian Sisters, 2003).
Content Warning: We talk about female body parts and physiologic processes in good taste, and refer to an incident of domestic violence.