Past Projects

Told through the bold perspective of a vivacious drag queen named Tanvi, Naturally Tan follows Tanya Thomas’ desperation to fit in as a minority in Singapore and her search for acceptance in America. Fueled by assimilation pains, Tanya delves into the heart of colorism that plagues the Asian diaspora, the complexities of racial identity, and the consequences of damaging beauty standards. Will Tanya hide behind her insecurities forever or will she embody her worth as a woman of color, mother, and artist?
Naturally Tan, written and performed by Tanya Thomas and developed with and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson was an Official Selection & Best of Fest in The Whitefire Theatre’s SoloFest 2021 last winter. The show won Pick Of The Fringe and Best of Broadwater at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2021. Naturally Tan adds a distinct voice to the full range and diversity of Asian American stories.
Stay for a post show Q&A and an opening night reception in the patio after the show!

NATURALLY TAN in the Binge Fringe Festival of FREE theatre at Santa Monica Playhouse!