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Monica Ogden is the hero Gotham needs.
In this riveting hour-long one-person show, Ogden, who hails from Victoria, nails the experience of being mixed-race in the land currently known as Canada and puts in to words to so much of the unspoken trauma we all hold in our bones.
She addresses the impact of colonialism in all of its insidious forms, and functions both as an educator and an expert standup comedian. It’s hilarious, painful, difficult, timely, necessary and extremely powerful.
This is a must-see more than once.
— Frances Koncan
From the Fringe program:
One Filipina. Thousands of racist internet trolls. One deep dive into the comments section. Award-winning storyteller and accidental comedian Monica Ogden sheds light on activism in the age of the internet, mixed-race identity, and why white feminism is like Lays chips. "Sharp, incisive, funny, well-constructed, and devastating" - Janis La Couvee PICK OF THE FRINGE: Bravest Show - Victoria Fringe Festival "Monica Ogden is the worst looking asian I ever saw. Filipinas are supposed to be hot, not feminist" - Nice white man online
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse language, violent contentDiscussions of racism, colonization, violence towards IBPOC and rape culture
555 Main St.
Entrance On Lily St. at Market Ave.
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 10:45 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Updated on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM CDT: Adds review.
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