Live Performance! Bay Area Premier
Followed by Conversation/Q&A between Fawzia Mirza and Fawzia Afzal-Khan (feminist scholar, performer, and 3rd i alum) on performance, Pakistan, radical politics, queer identities, and more!
Told through the lens of two women’s shared love for glamorous Bollywood film star Sharmila Tagore, Me, My Mom, and Sharmila is a hilarious and heartbreaking coming-of-age story peppered with personal anecdotes, pop culture and even some South Asian history lessons! As one critic writes, “Some actors hold an audience, a few possess it. Some actors light up a scene, a few ignite it. Ms. Mirza…belongs to the latter category.” Writer-performer Fawzia Mirza’s dynamic piece chronicles her struggle to connect with her mother as she grapples with her own emerging identity as a queer woman of color. Told with humor and deep insight, this journey of self-discovery carries Fawzia all the way from childhood – as a Pakistani Muslim in small-town Canada, to living out loud as an actress in the heart of Chicago.