WHITE POWER: A Comedy
Written & performed by Thao P. Nguyen
Someone stole Thao's Buddha. She's come to take it back.
A solo show about the power of cultural appropriation.
When Katy Perry wears a kimono-ish dress and Jennifer Lopez wears a "tribal"-print costume to perform at the AMA's, aren't they just showing appreciation for other cultures? Hasn't the transformation of yoga into an exercise class only made it more accessible and commonplace – and less "weird"? Isn't changing #BlackLivesMatter to #AllLivesMatter just making the movement more inclusive?
Nguyen's new solo show WHITE POWER: A Comedy tackles the issue of "cultural appropriation" with the perfect mix of sharp verbal wit, heartfelt storytelling, and slapstick humor. Nguyen's first full-length solo show Fortunate Daughter was named one of the Bay Area's Top Ten Plays of 2013 by KQED Year in the Arts and was the only solo show to make the list. Her new play is not to be missed!
What People Are Saying
"Thao skillfully navigates the complex terrain of race and racism in the U.S. in a way that invites the audience in through humor and humility. Thao’s smart, funny, and insightful show takes audience members to task, forcing us to confront our own power positions (white or not) while keeping us laughing. This is a necessary and inspiring performance, one that audiences won’t soon forget."
- Amy Kilgard | Performer, Teacher, Scholar
Performer & Playwright of Triskaidekaphobia
"If you don't fall in love with everything that Thao stands for after seeing her perform, then you're dead inside. She brings a vulnerability to the stage that is coupled with incredible comedic timing. WHITE POWER: A Comedy, is a social labor of love that must be experienced."
- Abas Idris | Poet, Solo Performer, Comic
Writer & Performer of "The Plight of Being Polite"
Written & performed by: Thao P. Nguyen
Director: Martha Rynberg
Developed in: Solo Performance Workshop
Show: 60 minutes
Post-show Q & A (optional): 15-20 minutes
For booking inquiries, please contact us at:
Email bookings [at] thaosolo [dot] com