Uninvited Girl: An Immigrant Story
Nimisha Ladva | Time Block I: 10:15-11:30 a.m.
A wardrobe malfunction, an arrest, and an impossible romance: for one immigrant, the hardest journey begins after she arrives in her new country. In this solo performance play by author and award-winning storyteller Nimisha Ladva (ACG '15), get ready to experience what happens when the rules of "where you're from" and "where you want to be" compete and collapse in humorous, humbling, and dangerous ways.
Nimisha Ladva is a storyteller and writer. Her storytelling has been featured on NPR’s Newsworks and on the Risk! and First Person Arts podcasts. She has been invited to tell stories at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Jewish American History, and the Philadelphia Free Library. She won the First Person Arts Storytelling Grandslam and has been a finalist in the Philadelphia Moth storytelling grand slam.
Her first play, When Sita’s Daughters Cross the Line, debuted at the Painted Bride Short Play Festival in August 2015. Nimisha’s short stories have been published in the U.S. and U.K. She conducts workshops and presentations on both storytelling and oral communication and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and English at Haverford College.