Naturally Tan

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NATURALLY TAN
BEST OF BROADWATER AWARD PERFORMANCE
Written and performed by Tanya Thomas
Developed with and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson

WHAT
Told through the bold perspective of a vivacious drag queen named Tanvi, Naturally Tan follows Tanya Thomas’ desperation to fit in as a minority in Singapore and her search for acceptance in America. Fueled by assimilation pains, Tanya delves into the heart of colorism that plagues the Asian diaspora, the complexities of racial identity, and the consequences of damaging beauty standards. Will Tanya hide behind her insecurities forever or will she embody her worth as a woman of color, mother, and artist?

WHERE
The Broadwater Black Box
6322 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

WHEN
Saturday, September 4th at 3:oo PM

ESTIMATED RUNNING TIME
80 minutes

TICKET INFORMATION
Ticket holders will need to wear a mask and present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) along with a government-issued photo ID in order to attend any in-person Hollywood Fringe event.

Tickets are priced at $20 USD for in person performances. Available online at https://tanyathomas.com/fringe

 

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Reviews

Tanya was absolutely amazing as she took us on her journey of self acceptance. Her talent was on display as she flawlessly moved from one character to another. Her story captivated us all. Everything about this show was brilliant

sweet - K. T.


This was creative and engaging. A beautiful story told in a truly unique and powerful way. She kept the audience with her and the seamless transitions to all the characters was perfect.

sweet - Paige Fockler


We are taken on an entertaining, touching, heart-felt, and educational journey by an incredibly talented and dynamic performer! I specifically loved the storytelling devices she used, and her characters were amazing. I also really learned a lot about other cultures that I didn’t know – it was “edutainment” at its finest.

sweet - Holly Sidell


Tanya was stellar in her one woman show performance! Tanya’s ability to morph into various characters and articulate different accents with ease is so impressive and demonstrates her versatility as an actor. A must watch and excited to see what Tanya does next!

sweet - C Thomas


Tanya bravely takes us on her deeply personal journey from childhood discrimination and oppression to adulthood acceptance and empowerment. She captivates us as she seamlessly transitions through an impressive array of characters. Naturally tan is an inspiring tale superbly created and acted by the uber talented Tanya Thomas!

sweet - Jayne Takvorian


Tanya Thomas is dazzling in this solo show tour de force as she takes us on a cross cultural experience of Singapore giving us a personal perspective on what it took to overcome the stigma and prejudice she faced growing up a transplant and trying to find her place as a performing artist. Her characterizations are beyond polished, her accents spot on, and her insight deeply moving. Thoroughly entertaining, inspiring, and enlightening. I just can't wait for the streaming series. There just has to be a streaming series! Take it away Tanvi!

sweet - Lisa Verlo


A very entertaining and educational show. I knew almost nothing about Singapore before I saw this, and thanks to Tanya's fascinating characters, I was Googling to find out as much as I could when the show ended. My favorite character Tanya played was her sassy narrator, drag queen Tanvi, who is based on the Singaporean comedian Kumar. Don't miss this beautiful tale of identity and belonging set in a very interesting part of the world!

sweet - Catherine Barnes


One-person performances are marathons for artists. To hold the attention and engage the audience, viewer, listener, for more than an hour is a very physical endeavour, requires stamina, mental agility, versatility, and talent. It is tiring, and one can get lost during the performance. Being from Singapore myself, Tanya captivated my attention from the start, not just through the accuracy of her depictions and characterizations of the myriad personalities being portrayed, but by the energy and passion with which she delivered each persona. The content is informative, personal, rich, and the performance deserves the award it received. Being live-streamed also made the performance intense, yet intimate. Well done, Tanya!

sweet - Rafael Oei


Tanya did an amazing job presenting her show. She is a talented actress who kept me involved with each of her characters, at times forgetting she was the sole presenter. Truly a talented actress!

sweet - Ann Robinson


Tanya was absolutely amazing as she took us on her journey of self acceptance. Her talent was on display as she flawlessly moved from one character to another. Her story captivated us all. Everything about this show was brilliant

sweet - K. T.


This was creative and engaging. A beautiful story told in a truly unique and powerful way. She kept the audience with her and the seamless transitions to all the characters was perfect.

sweet - Paige Fockler


We are taken on an entertaining, touching, heart-felt, and educational journey by an incredibly talented and dynamic performer! I specifically loved the storytelling devices she used, and her characters were amazing. I also really learned a lot about other cultures that I didn’t know – it was “edutainment” at its finest.

sweet - Holly Sidell


Tanya was stellar in her one woman show performance! Tanya’s ability to morph into various characters and articulate different accents with ease is so impressive and demonstrates her versatility as an actor. A must watch and excited to see what Tanya does next!

sweet - C Thomas


Tanya bravely takes us on her deeply personal journey from childhood discrimination and oppression to adulthood acceptance and empowerment. She captivates us as she seamlessly transitions through an impressive array of characters. Naturally tan is an inspiring tale superbly created and acted by the uber talented Tanya Thomas!

sweet - Jayne Takvorian


Tanya Thomas is dazzling in this solo show tour de force as she takes us on a cross cultural experience of Singapore giving us a personal perspective on what it took to overcome the stigma and prejudice she faced growing up a transplant and trying to find her place as a performing artist. Her characterizations are beyond polished, her accents spot on, and her insight deeply moving. Thoroughly entertaining, inspiring, and enlightening. I just can't wait for the streaming series. There just has to be a streaming series! Take it away Tanvi!

sweet - Lisa Verlo


A very entertaining and educational show. I knew almost nothing about Singapore before I saw this, and thanks to Tanya's fascinating characters, I was Googling to find out as much as I could when the show ended. My favorite character Tanya played was her sassy narrator, drag queen Tanvi, who is based on the Singaporean comedian Kumar. Don't miss this beautiful tale of identity and belonging set in a very interesting part of the world!

sweet - Catherine Barnes


One-person performances are marathons for artists. To hold the attention and engage the audience, viewer, listener, for more than an hour is a very physical endeavour, requires stamina, mental agility, versatility, and talent. It is tiring, and one can get lost during the performance. Being from Singapore myself, Tanya captivated my attention from the start, not just through the accuracy of her depictions and characterizations of the myriad personalities being portrayed, but by the energy and passion with which she delivered each persona. The content is informative, personal, rich, and the performance deserves the award it received. Being live-streamed also made the performance intense, yet intimate. Well done, Tanya!

sweet - Rafael Oei


Tanya did an amazing job presenting her show. She is a talented actress who kept me involved with each of her characters, at times forgetting she was the sole presenter. Truly a talented actress!

sweet - Ann Robinson