Excerpt from press release:
We’ve all asked ourselves the question who am I? This question for Coko Galore has always had a different meaning. She is African. She is Asian. She is not Black enough. She’s not Asian enough. She knows what she sees in the mirror every morning – but we don’t see what she sees. Is it our prejudices, our apathy, our fear that are making her question who she is, or is it simply that – even in the most multicultural city in the world – we simply do not understand what it means to be biracial? Coko guides us through her journey of self discovery and acceptance with humour, dance and, yes, inevitable hair trauma.
This one-woman show is written and performed by Coko Galore. Coko Galore produces and performs in several comedy shows in Toronto including The Second City Training Centre’s Longform Thursdays, the charity show Random Acts of Kindness (for ACT Toronto), the web series Jay & Cokes and the improv show Coko & Daphney’s 212.
Mixed Chick is directed by Second City Toronto alumna Leslie Seiler. Leslie Seiler has won multiple Canadian Comedy Awards including Live/Best One Person Show. She is also known for her work on Comedy Inc. (2002), Twitches Too (2007) and 24 Hour Rental (2014). Leslie recently directed The Naughty Listers and Big Bad Wolf VS. Lord Underwearface Von Schtinker for Second City as well as Apathy Loves Company a Second City Training Centre Conservatory show.
What does it mean to be your own cultural mosaic? Come watch Mixed Chick and find out!
July 2, 10:30pm
July 4, 8:45pm
July 6, 3:00pm
July 7, 8:15pm
July 9, 9:15pm
July 10, 2:15pm
July 12, 3:30pm
Venue: Factory Theatre Studio (125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide)
Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.
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Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.
Photo of Coko Galore by Hannah Donegan.