It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is a one-person comedy show about snap judgments, identity, and oppression (hilarious, right?) – but in a funny way. Sam uses funny stories from his life to illustrate the components of the cycle of oppression, focusing on the delicate balance between individual identity, group identity, and oversharing embarrassing personal experiences to a large crowd of strangers.
Audience members connect with the show because it’s real life: true stories collected and sewn together to create an hour-long show ripe with laughs and mental challenges.
As Sam tells his story, he creates a visceral metaphor for stereotyping as a form of oppression. The issues and overarching themes he discusses can be applied to all groups – but most of the stories are about sexuality and gender, and the snap judgments people make about Sam’s... well, both. It’s an easy, low-budget way to create a high-impact experience for audience members. All you need is a stage, a stool, a chair, and a microphone. Sam will do the rest.
The show will leave you laughing, thinking, and full of questions — which is why it’s always followed by a [generally rousing] Q&A. Sam ends the evening by giving the audience a nudge towards a practical way to effect meaningful positive change in their lives and community.
Praise for the Show
Sam’s presence, performance, and impact were of such cruciality at this time, in this space. The reverberations are still felt - there is more respectful curiosity, pause in judgments, more courage in [his] wake
Hear what Marc West, as Director of Student Life and Involvement at Baldwin Wallace College had to say:
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is a great way to start talking about issues of diversity and inequality.Hear more reactions to the show
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Media & Promo Goodness
Hopefully you'll agree that it's great to work with someone who doesn't just do the fancy onstage stuff, but also does all the imagey-wimagey, promo-createy behind-the-scenes stuff. Click above to download a stock image .zip with headshots of Sam, IPM Logos, and other goodies.