“Fawzia Mirza pins down just the right kind of dangerous charisma needed to spin this tale!”

4 Stars! Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

“Fawzia Mirza is a brilliant story teller and a poised comic actress. She completely engages the audience with her many characters and her energy is endless. She is in your face and a joy to watch. A pixie of a female actor, but truly a larger than life portrayal. It almost seems the role was written for her. The audience is literally sent on a journey of her less than common life of being born an intersex child. The one hour and 45 minute journey tugs at your heart strings and tickles your funny bone. 4 Stars!” -John Boss, Chicago Stage Standard

“Portrayed by actress Fawzia Mirza in a commanding and at times fierce near-solo turn. Aditi Brennan Kapil’s entertaining, occasionally provocative show is a treatise on the intersections of personal and cultural boundaries—male/female, colonizer/colonized, history/mythology, science/superstition, nationhood/marriage, adolescence/adulthood—and much of it is wildly successful.” -Raymond Rehayem, Newcity

Brahman/i works wonderfully as a theater piece that also delivers loads of laughs. Actor Fawzia Mirza bravely tackles the lengthy title role as she nimbly handles its comedy demands with lots of skill and panache.  Mirza masterfully delivers Kapil’s intelligently inserted punch lines tied to Indian vs. American cultures, plus lots of history to help root her main character’s views on colonialism and cultural imperialism.” -Scott Morgan, Windy City Times

A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show

Written by
Aditi Brennan Kapil

Directed by
Andrew Volkoff

Fawzia Mirza as Brahman/i


– Thursdays at 7:30pm
– Fridays at 8pm
– Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
– Sundays at 4pm

$20 – $35

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Brahman/i is co-produced by About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising

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