An open dialogue about race, gender, and poverty is crucial at this critical point in America’s History. The Team behind Tell Me I’m Pretty is committed to acting as a hub for these important conversations. We are eager to engage and collaborate with groups and organizations that are dedicated to social and economic justice.

  • If you are interested in connecting with our team and purchasing discounted group tickets for an organization, please email Rosie Glen-Lambert
  • If you are interested in making a donation to the production, please visit

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the show!


written and performed by Joshua Silverstein
directed by Diana Wyenn

With side-splitting humor and raw power, multiracial comedic actor and beat boxer Joshua Silverstein delivers an explosive mix of storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip hop. Backed live by a three-piece band, Silverstein layers playful and riveting narratives grounded in personal experience, and nuanced by the complexities and contradictions surrounding race, gender and, poverty in America. Plus, he reveals what it would have been like if Buster Keaton could beatbox!


April 8 – May 7, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM


General Admission:
$20 in advance online; $25 day of online and at the box office

Student & Senior Admission:
$15 in advance online; $20 day of online and at the box office

Go to Bootleg's Full Ticketing Calendar or select a specific performance date below:
April 8, April 9, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 21, April 22, April 23, April 28, April 29, April 30, May 5, May 6, May 7

Interested in bringing a group? Email Rosie Glen-Lambert for group rates and discounts.


Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057



“Silverstein set the bar high by opening the show with this high-octane one-man-show... He quickly builds upon the gimmick of entertainment by transfusing an emotionally charged narrative with captivating confessionals and spot-on cultural commentary.” 
— Culture Spot LA

“I saw this show and it was fantastic! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Joshua Silverstein blew us away.”
— John Hensley, Flypoet Showcase

“That show was one of the best shows I've seen in my life.”
— Kristina Wong, Actress/Comedian

“For anyone who has ever struggled with money, art, self-esteem, jealousy, race, anger, or basically just existing, I promise you it is not to be missed.”
— Lauren Flans, Lost Moon Radio


Writer / Performer: Joshua Silverstein
Director / Choreographer / Dramaturg: Diana Wyenn
Musicians: Damian Curry (guitar), Gerry Doot (drums), and Erik Hallsey (bass)
Scenic Design: Diana Wyenn
Projection Design: Matt Hill
Lighting Design: Joey Guthman
Sound Design: Mark Holden
Costume Design: Joshua Silverstein
Stage Management: Aaron Saldaña
Graphic Design: Jamais Vu
Publicity: Lynn Tejada, Green Galatic
Producers: Diana Wyenn (Beyond the Usual) & Joshua Silverstein
Associate Producer: Rosie Glen-Lambert

Email Lynn Tejada to request interviews, publicity images, and press accommodations.

Email Diana & Joshua to book the show at your venue. 


The world premiere of TELL ME I'M PRETTY is made possible in part by the generosity of our donors: 

Dolores Aguanno
Beth Altshuler
Sekou Andrews
Anonymous (7)
Tery Arnold
Kyle Blase
Sharon Blynn
Chrissy DePauw
Ty Donaldson
Terra Englebardt
Trina Faundeen
Tanya Gorlow
John Hensley
Justine Linforth
Rolland Lopez
Estela Magana
Eisha Mason
Meghan McCauley
Steve Mize
Josephine Mondrala
Sarah Myers
Corinne Rice
Dollie Roberts
Andrea Schell
David Schimmelman
Daniel Shoenman
Sierra Smith
Jeremy Steinkoler
Jennifer Villeda-Cortez
Justin Yoffe
John Arnau
Alisha White Madison
Grandma Wyenn

Want to join our village and support the show? Donate online today!