Sheila Carrasco, "Anyone But Me"

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In Anyone But Me, Sheila Carrasco dissects the psyches of women who struggle with self-identity, exploring the personas we create in order to get by. From the local grocery clerk, to your neighbor's teenage daughter, to that lady from the cult — this play is about women who want to be someone they are not. Someone better, easier, stronger... anyone but them. 

 

“There’s a little of me in each of the characters,” Carrasco says. "I think most women, at some point in our lives, tend to wrap our identities around a single aspect — a relationship, our job or work ethic, our racial or maybe immigrant background, our perceptions of ourselves as artists. This play is an exploration of all my different alter egos and the insecurities I've had in my life, and about accepting the nuance of everything that makes me who I am. We don’t have to be just one thing.”  

 

Originally from the South Side of Chicago and an alumna of NYU and Harvard, Carrasco’s most recent credits include IAMA's Found: A New Musical (“Carrasco stand[s] out especially” — Stage Raw) and the CBS pilot Ghosts, as Flower, a hippy ghost from the ’60s. On TV, she’s been seen in I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, The Good Place, Jane the Virgin, Outmatched, The Odd Couple, Life in Pieces, American Housewife and #VanLife for NBC/Universal. She was selected to perform as one of the JFL New Faces of Comedy. Other credits include CBS Showcase (as both a performer and head writer), the Groundlings, UCB, American Repertory Theatre, Moscow Art Theatre, Steppenwolf Garage and Chicago’s Court Theatre. Half Chilean/Mapuche, Carrasco is a creator for Más Mejor, Broadway Video's premium comedy studio for Latinx voices. This is Sheila Carrasco's first solo theater show, and her first time doing one sans wigs and costumes… so basically naked.

 

Anyone But Me, written and performed by Sheila Carrasco, directed by Margaux Susi, will be filmed live at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse and premiere virtually on March 21, 2021, at IAMA Theatre Company online, where it will continue its online run through April 25, 2021.  

 

ABOUT SHEILA:

Half Chilean/Mapuche, Carrasco is originally from the South Side of Chicago and an alumna of NYU and Harvard. Her most recent credits include IAMA's Found: A New Musical (“Carrasco stand[s] out especially” — Stage  Raw) and the CBS pilot Ghosts, as Flower, a hippy ghost from the ’60s. On TV, she’s been seen in I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, The Good Place, Jane the Virgin, Outmatched, The Odd Couple, Life in Pieces, American Housewife and #VanLife for NBC/Universal. She was selected to perform as one of the JFL New Faces of Comedy, CBS Showcase (as both a performer and head writer), the  Groundlings, UCB, American Repertory Theatre, Moscow Art Theatre, Steppenwolf Garage and Chicago’s Court Theatre. Half Chilean/Mapuche, Carrasco is a creator for Más Mejor, Broadway Video's premium comedy studio for Latinx voices. This is Sheila Carrasco's first solo theater show and her first time doing one sans wigs and costumes… so basically naked.  

Sheila Carrasco by Shay Yamashita
Sheila Carrasco by Shay Yamashita

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