The World Premiere of Joshua Silverstein’s
Tell Me I’m Pretty
A Hilarious and Raw New Solo Show
Tackling Race, Gender and Poverty in America
April 8 – May 7, 2016
Directed by Diana Wyenn
Award-winning Actor, Comedic Writer & Beatboxer Silverstein is Joined By
Musicians Damian Curry, Gerry Doot and Erik Hallsey
“Joshua is a beautiful and incredibly talented young man.” – Anjelica Huston
“That boy is FRESH!” – Queen Latifah
My Pretty, Pretty...
Beyond the Usual and Bootleg Theater proudly present the World Premiere of Tell Me I’m Pretty, a hilarious and riveting new solo show – written and performed by Joshua Silverstein and directed by Diana Wyenn. Tackling race, gender, and poverty in America through storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip hop, Tell Me I’m Pretty opens its five-week run at Bootleg Theater on Friday, April 8, 2016. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm through Saturday, May 7, 2016. Bootleg Theater is located at 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213-389-3856). General admission tickets are $20 in advance online and $25 day-of online and at the box office. Student and senior admission tickets are $15 in advance online and $20 day-of online and at the box office. For more information please visit http://www.joshuasilverbat.com/tell-me-im-pretty.
With side-splitting humor and raw power, award-winning actor, comedic writer, spoken word artist, and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein delivers an explosive mix of storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip hop. Backed live by a three-piece band, Silverstein layers playful and riveting narratives grounded in personal experience, and nuanced by the complexities and contradictions surrounding race, gender and, poverty in America. Plus, he reveals what it would have been like if Buster Keaton could beatbox!
Of a recent work-in-progress showing at REDCAT’s Studio Series featuring fifteen minutes of the production’s seventy minutes of material, Culture Spot LA proclaimed, “Silverstein set the bar high by opening the show with this high-octane one-man-show... He quickly builds upon the gimmick of entertainment by transfusing an emotionally charged narrative with captivating confessionals and spot-on cultural commentary.” Read the full review here.
Tell Me I’m Pretty is written and performed by Joshua Silverstein, and directed by Diana Wyenn. Live music is performed by musicians Damian Curry (guitar), Gerry Doot (drums), and Erik Hallsey (bass). The production team includes: Diana Wyenn (scenic design), Matt Hill (video design), Joey Guthman (lighting design), Mark Holden (sound design), and Joshua Silverstein (costume design). Additional credits include: Aaron Saldaña (stage manager), Diana Wyenn (choreography and dramaturgy) and Jamais Vu (graphic design).
• Joshua Silverstein - http://www.joshuasilverbat.com
• Tell Me I’m Pretty (TMIP) - http://www.joshuasilverbat.com/tell-me-im-pretty
• Joshua Silverstein Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/joshuasilversteinproductions
• TMIP Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/436202663252486