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West Coast Premiere

Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show

By Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by Erin Merritt
Jun 5–Jun 28 · At the Thick House · Directions

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Aditi Brennan Kapil

A stand-up comedy routine that takes on history, mythology, and high school through the lens of a feisty Indian intersex youth named Brahman from Athens, Georgia. Tethered by neither gender nor culture, Brahman examines both with a ferocious wit and a no-holds-barred attitude. In its world-premiere production critics declared Brahman/i “goes for the funny bone!” and is “full of sharp observations, heartbreaking truths, hilariously told anecdotes, and entertaining takes on history.”

Featuring: Imran Sheikh◼ as Brahman/i and Mackenszie Drae as J

Dramaturg: Caitlin Cox
Assistant Director: May Liang
Stage Manager: Sarina Renteria
Scenic & Props Design: Devon LaBelle
Costume Design: Keiko Shimosato Carreiro
Lighting Design: Ray Oppenheimer
Sound Design: Madeleine Oldham
Production Manager: Stephanie Alyson Henderson  ★

★ Crowded Fire Resident Artist
◼ Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Funders:
2014 Season Funding
Corporate Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Season Producer: Dugan Moore
Production Sponsor: Bryan Cave LLP
San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
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Reviews

“a nonstop laugh-a-thon,” Jean Schiffman, The Examiner

Photos

Actor Imran Sheikh as Brahman in Crowded Fire’s West Coast Premiere of BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Erin Merritt.

Photo by Cheshire Isaacs

Imran Sheikh is Brahman, a feisty Indian intersex stand-up comic from Athens, GA who takes on history, mythology, and high school in Crowded Fire’s West Coast Premiere of BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Erin Merritt. Mackenszie Drae plays “J,” Brahman’s back-up bass guitar player.

Photo by Pak Han

Actor Imran Sheikh as Brahman in Crowded Fire’s West Coast Premiere of BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Erin Merritt.

Photo by Cheshire Isaacs

Imran Sheikh is Brahman/i, a feisty Indian intersex stand-up comic from Athens, GA who takes on history, mythology, and high school in Crowded Fire’s West Coast Premiere of BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Erin Merritt. Mackenszie Drae plays “J,” Brahman’s back-up bass guitar player.

Photo by Pak Han

Mackenszie Drae plays “J,” the back-up bass guitar player on tour with a a feisty Indian intersex stand-up comic from Athens, GA in Crowded Fire’s West Coast Premiere of BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Erin Merritt.

Photo by Pak Han