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An Immigrant's Guide to America

An Immigrant's Guide to America: A night of storytelling on zoom with Sufian Zhemukhov and Margarita Rozenfeld

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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A renowned Russian scholar is forced to test his own intercultural theories in real life when he immigrates to the United States. Can he survive in the wild, among these mysterious species he studied, The Americans? Through painful culture shock and endless missteps, the awkward professor desperately tries to understand: what do The Americans want, how do they think, and why do they always smile? In this humorous solo show, award-winning author and performer Sufian Zhemukhov will have you reevaluate what you thought you knew about The Americans.

Sufian Zhemukhov, author and performer

Margarita Rozenfeld, host and co-performer

"Zhemukhov is a master storyteller," Kathy Laluk, Rochester City Newspaper.

"Margarita, your radiance and positivity literally bounce off the screen! Sufian’s work is so cinematic—truly gifted," Amy H.

"You two were terrific, fun, high energy and funny as all get out," Lorne E.

This show will be presented virtually on zoom.

Wednesday December 7th at 8pm.


About the Performer:

Sufian Zhemukhov is an award-winning author and performer. He received the 2020 J. J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, at the National Storytelling Network Festival, "to a storyteller of major and unique performing talent." He is The Moth Champion and winner at the 2018 National Storytelling Festival's Story Slam.

Sufian’s solo shows, "From Russia Without Love," "Flirting Like an American" and "Soviet Boy With Magic Powers," have been featured at festivals in Washington, DC, Rochester, NY and Cincinnati, OH. Sufian's stories are based on his personal experience as a first-generation immigrant and associate research professor of international affairs at George Washington University. His recent book, Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance (Cambridge University Press), won the 2019 Best Book Award at the International Studies Association. Read more about him here.

Audience Reviews:

"Deserves its own radio show. Move over, David Sedaris." - Talya B.

"As good virtually as in person!" - Amy H.

"Couldn't have picked a better way to spend date night with my husband!" - Jordana

"Thank you for a delightful at-home break!" - Kathlyn T.G.

"Can’t wait for the next one!!!" - Charles K.

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