We still have tickets available for tonight’s performance of The Duchamp Syndrome, and immediately following the show we’ll have an Idea Lab event with actor/playwright/comedian Aladdin Ullah. Aladdin will perform a few minutes of stand-up and then sit down to talk with Antonio Vega the actor and playwright of The Duchamp Syndrome. Aladdin and Antonio will share their New York stories, talk about comedy and try to come up with some advice for Juan, the aspiring comic in The Duchamp Syndrome.
Aladdin performed several of the voices in the award-winning film Sita Sings the Blues. He is the author of the plays Dishwasher Dreams, Indio and the book Bengali Harlem, which explores the histories of South Asian America and is published by Harvard Press. Check out this clip from the documentary that Aladdin is working on about the first wave of Bengali immigrants that arrived in the U.S. and settled in Harlem.
On May 28, Aladdin is taping a public performance for WNYC and will participate in a panel about growing up Muslim as a first generation American. For more information and tickets visit WNYC’s The Green Space events page.