USAAF 2015 - Nerd Nation (Still in Beta)
Written and performed by comedian/storyteller Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, following the evolution (not creation -- nerds believe in science) of her nerdity through first person and actual nerd interview data.
“Isn’t nerd the new jock?” says no one who’s ever been stuffed into lockers, picked last or left out at prom.
Kim Kardashian has more likes than Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tina Fey or Rachel Maddow. Astrophysics, golden wit and a Rhodes scholarship can’t compete with having junk in your trunk.
Would the world be a better place if nerds ran it? Well. Maybe. If the world were 72% nerdier, no one would go outside for days except to see an eclipse. People would tell jokes where the punchline is 3.14159. And Klingon outfits would be worn daily rather than just for weddings.
Nerd Nation, written & performed by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (and directed by Kathryn Wood) follows the evolution (not creation, because nerds believe in science) of Dhaya’s nerd identity. Dhaya, once ashamed of her nerdiness, concealed her 2 degrees from MIT, downplayed her intelligence to seem cool, and failed at hella sports. She is now an out & proud nerd. The show also presents heartbreaking and hilarious stories of humans interviewed specifically for this project.

About the Participating Artists:
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is stand-up comedian, storyteller, and daughter of a physicist and a librarian-turned software engineer. She is glamorous & kick-ass.
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