'Made in Sydney' selection for Sydney and Adelaide Fringe
Director Jessica Fallico
Written and Performed by Almitra Mavalvala
Co Produced by Almitra Mavalvala and Jessica Pietersen Scott
Musical Director Chris Fields
Lighting Designer Jasmine Rizk
Production Images LSH Media
(This is a reimagined version of the original production, performed at the Hayes in 2022)
Immigration sucks. Especially if you hold a unique passport.
Blacklisted is a heartwarming, autobiographical tale of borders and belonging, featuring music inspired by South Asian Classical, jazz, blues and rock.
When Almitra was nineteen she made a deal with her Ma, she needed to leave Pakistan to have the future in theatre she always wanted. The two things stopping her—a unique passport... and bloody Canada.
In this autobiographical cabaret with all original music, she shares her story of displacement, racial profiling, and visa rejections. Originally written as an angsty hate letter to Canada, the show has evolved into a heartwarming tale of borders and belonging, that is both unique and universally relevant.
Blacklisted takes you on a voyage from the rooftops of Karachi to the soft sands of Coogee, in a cheeky, genre-blending story of one woman’s journey home. With music taking inspiration from Queen, The Eagles, Hamilton, South Asian orchestral music, blues and jazz.
Immerse yourself in the experience—sitting with the storyteller on a cosy rug, whilst being serenaded and savouring a delightful cup of Chai.
"Blacklisted, directed by Jessica Fallico, was going to be a thought provoking, deeply, personal show... As the lights came on, I had to contain myself and wipe the tears that had by now, flooded my face." (Broadway World)
★★★★ ½ (Theatre Now)
★★★★ (Sydney Arts Guide)