Miss Ethnic Non-Specific was first created as a stage play and was performed to sold out audiences in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Audience members expressed great interest in turning it into a film - so at the urging of friends and family - that's what I'm doing. Working in collaboration with filmmaker Clare Chun the film script is nearing completion.
The show explores my own journey to find identity and self-acceptance, and deals with topics like race, heritage, misogyny, trying to fit into the molds of others...and then shattering them into a million pieces. I am finally comfortable with who I am and want to share my journey of pain, pursuit of the Hollywood dream, growth, humor and ultimately, love.
As we navigate through a world that in this moment in time has deeply rooted challenges I feel this piece is more important than ever. Stereotypes abound and I want to punch through those stereotypes. This show is my contribution to that dialogue.
I am proud to be partnering with Clare Chun Productions on adapting the show to film.
Check out this segment on Portland Today with me talking about the show.
Note: Also a special shout to my collaborators on the original stage play: Director/Actor-Joseph Bertót, Actor Alexandra Blatt, Producer/Show-DJ Casey Pfeifer and mentor J.D. Lewis with whom this original show would not be possible.
"This show not only touches on issues of racism and the struggles of being different but it's something I completely relate to. What a incredible job, the raw emotions, the struggles, the passion! ..a MUST SEE!"
"Kristina Haddad Explains It All For You...a show about the search for identity and embracing your authentic self. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hum Tammy Wynette tunes..."
"My son loved it and gave it a 10 (rare for him!)! He never gives anything a 10, so I'm pleased he enjoyed it so much. The search for identity, and the weight of identity is something he can understand."