Shohana Sharmin is a Bangladeshi-Canadian emerging comedian, writer and theatre artist. Born and raised in Bangladesh, Shohana is a proud Muslim queer woman of colour. She is a recipient of the 2020 Queer Emerging Artist Award at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Shohana is the creator and a cast member of the critically acclaimed award-winning dark sketch comedy revue "Dead Parents Society." She is an alumna of Buddies in Bad Times theatre’s 2019 Emerging Creators Unit (under the mentorship of Catherine Hernandez of b current), Nightwood Theatre’s 2019 Young Innovators program, and b current Theatre’s 2019 bcHub Emerging Artists cohort. Shohana presented her first solo show "Come Here Often?" (directed by Akosua Amo-Adem) as part of 2019 Queer Pride at Buddies in Bad Times theatre. Her written works have been published in several publications. She is a former Featured Player at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, and an alumna of the Second City’s Improv and Longform Conservatories. She has performed in comedy and theatre festivals across North America. In non-pandemic times, she can regularly be seen performing across Toronto with her award-winning troupe Not Oasis (2017 The Toronto Fringe Patrons Pick, NOW Critic’s Pick). She wishes she could be more like her mother.
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This episode, Erin talks to fellow Sonar podcaster Shohana Sharmin from Finders Grievers. They discuss why it's important to keeping talking about taboo topics, learning and growing sexually, and exploring queerness.
In this episode, host Shohana Sharmin sits down with a very special guest - herself - to set the record straight: she does not have grief all figured out… and that’s okay. Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers
A corpse is found in a laser tag maze, and 3rd graders Spike and Jocelyn (Sam Burns and Shohana Sharmin) are the best chance at figuring out the mystery - they were the ones to discover the body, their moms...