Fusing story-telling and character comedy, 'Stranger to Myself' is a brand new work-in-progress show from actor-comedian and pop-culture junkie, Miztli Rose. Although armed with two degrees in Literature and Acting, Miztli has found herself floundering in a sea of millennial uncertainty and anxiety, wondering if it's too late for her to become a Vampire Slayer. Lodging in a friend’s attic, whilst working as a waitress / dogsitter / anything that pays over seven quid an hour, Miztli has been thinking about how modern culture might be affecting us and our mental health... Is Instagram and the glut of articles encouraging us to obsess over our looks and telling us what we must achieve by the time we are thirty empowering or harmful to our mental health? Have Hollywood fantasies made us believe that we are only one meet-cute away from everlasting happiness? And could the next World War be started by a rogue Twitter Feed? Join Miztli as she explores how the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell about ourselves are affecting us along this messy road we call life.
Miztli Rose is an actor, writer and comedian. After graduating from RADA in 2015, Miztli discovered a passion for comedy which was born whilst taking classes at The Free Association Improv School. Wanting to explore all avenues of comedy, Miztli decided to pursue Stand-Up and Character Comedy and this led to her writing her debut comedy play, The Pursuit of App-iness which debuted at the 2016 RADA Festival. Miztli is currently developing her comedy skills with the Soho Theatre Comedy Lab as part of LADYLIKES sketch duo. She is a writer for Vice Captains sketch team, and has written for and performed with the world's longest running comedy show, Newsrevue. She is a company member of Dangerous Space, an all-female Shakespeare company run by the renowned voice coach and director, Barbara Houseman. When she is not performing, Miztli co-hosts Heroine Addicts podcast.
Mandi Chivasa is a Director, Writer and Actor. Her introduction to the industry came through acting. This is when she realised she loved all aspects of story telling- both in theatre and on screen. Her play ‘Bordrers’, about the movement of people from Zimbabwe to South Africa, will be on at The Tristan Bates Theatre in March.
PERFORMER: Miztli Rose
WRITTEN BY: Miztli Rose
Directed BY: Mandi Chivasa
Praise for previous work (Blood Wedding)The Spy in The Stalls "the Wife’s sad fate is beautifully portrayed by Miztli Rose"
The Holly Blog (praise for The Pursuit of App-iness) "Rose provides unlimited laughs"
The Holly Blog (praise for The Pursuit of App-iness) "The writer performs her one woman show with so much passion it’s hard not to lose yourself in the piece."