SOLOCOM is a unique solo show festival, launching over 500 new solo comedies shows that have gone on to longer runs, tours and festivals around the world. This 4-day festival in NYC takes place in 3.5 spaces at The Peoples Improv Theater in the Flatiron District and at The PIT Loft in Chelsea.
DANIELA JONES – “WHAT ARE YOU?”
On being asked this ridiculous question (“What Are You?”) on a near daily basis. On being biracial and “looking white.” Upon disclosing my ethnicity, I am greeted with a shocked or enthusiastic “Oh my god, you don’t look it!” as though that response is the equivalent of a compliment. My experiences on growing up biracial and having my ethnicity being treated as a curiosity, a burden, or worse, a problem that had to be solved/corrected! Either I am not “Mexican” enough nor am I “White” enough to be taken seriously by either ethnicity. The calamity that this creates within my identity can be a bit much at times. Wheee!
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