Now Extended Thru May 4th!

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

Brahmani360px Written by Aditi Brennan Kapil 
Directed by Andrew Volkoff

In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person explores history, mythology, gender roles... and high school. 

Brahman/i – funny, cynical, inventive and intensely charismatic – takes on more than a dozen unforgettable characters in a fascinating life story that most of us can barely even begin to imagine.


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Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays at 4:00pm

1 hour and 45 minutes (no intermission)


$20 for Previews ($10 for Students & Seniors)
$35 for Regular Run ($20 for Students & Seniors)

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"A fascinating piece, Brahman/i is a layered, insightful consideration of Indian-American cultural identity, gender and colonisation that happens to take the form of a stand-up comedy routine. Brahman/i hinges on a fiery, magnetic central performance by Fawzia Mirza, who pins down just the right kind of dangerous charisma needed to spin this tale, all while playing a character who must give voice to several other characters, including Brahman/i's classmates, underachieving cousin and beloved Auntie." Four Stars. Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

Brahman/I: Group Sales

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Group SalesGroups of 10 or more save $10 off regular ticket prices!

Previews (March 27 to March 30):
$10 / ticket (a 50% savings!)

Regular Run (April 3 to May 4):
$25 / ticket (a 29% savings!)

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Enhance your theatre experience. A post-show discussion is held every Thursday and Sunday of the regular run.

Wonderful dinner / theatre packages available at Bella Bacino’s, Catch 35, and The Walnut Room at Macy’s on State.

CLICK HERE to download a group sales flyer!

A Panel Discussion About Contemporary Arab Theatre

DRAMATIZING RESISTANCE: Saadallah Wannous and the State of Contemporary Arab Theatre

Dramatizing Resistance PanelOn Monday, March 10th, Silk Road Rising held a panel discussion exploring the legacy of the late great Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous (1941 - 1997), whose "theatre of politicization" project countered what is commonly referred to as "political theatre." Wannous' influence on theatre being created in the Arab world today, the role of the dissident playwright against the backdrop of government censorship, and the relationship between theatre and the "Arab Spring," were among the topics discussed.

A video recording of the panel discussion can be viewed by  CLICKING HERE .