It is August which only means one thing – it is Camden Fringe time! Over the next few weeks we are chatting to acts that are performing at the festival and finding all about their show and what they would call this years iconic Camden Fringe Pigeon! Today we speak to Estefania Baha about Toxic Femininity
Date: 9th, 16th 23rd August
Location: Etcetera Theatre
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/toxic-femininity/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
My name is Estefania, and I am a stand up comic and writer living in London. I am Latina and I grew up in Miami – I do talk about this in my set but why not just mention it here, too! This is my first Camden Fringe show ever!
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
I was thinking about the themes I cover in my show, and I realised my love of performance and celebrating my femininity has always had a bit of a wink to it, hence the word “Toxic”.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It is a storytelling standup show, and includes dance breaks because why not. It is always fun, energetic, and upbeat – you will not cry after this show unless its from how impressed with my (level 1, mediocre) dance skills you are.
What will your set be about?
I talk about being a Latin woman in London and how being a bit louder and from a toxic place like Miami can really shape you when you’re living in a place like London, where it is harder to make friends as its more reserved. I discuss growing up in Miami with an immigrant mother, mental health, why Britney Spears made me who I am, and of course dating, for good measure.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I am looking forward to seeing Anais Gralpois perform her one-woman show!
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Write something you are proud of and just do it! Don’t think about it twice
What are your favourite things about London?
The arts and cultural scene, the history of it all – we live in a city where the Queens Jewels are sitting in a castle, you can go on a Jack The Ripper Tour, eat whatever cuisine of food you’d like for lunch, and drink in a park during the daytime. I love the independent shops (I talk about this in my set) and the myriad of markets. London is fun in that every neighbourhood is truly its own little world.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
I love all the spirit of all the heavy metal bars and pubs, walking around the Lock, and the iconic pubs
Favourite one-liner you have done in a show and why?
Don’t want to spoil it!
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this years pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Scooter, he looks like the neighbourhood kid who skates around to everyone’s house and asks your mum if you’re home to play.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
you can follow me on Instagram @estefaniabaha or twitter @estefanialol
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
non. stop. fun.