Shohana Sharmin Sicilia


Shohana Sharmin Sicilia [she/her] (Ensemble) is a Bangladeshi-born comedian, writer, and theatre artist, and now lives in Toronto with her adorable antisocial cat Ariel. 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." A member of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2019 Emerging Creators Unit (under the mentorship of Catherine Hernandez), 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. She is an alumna of the Featured Players at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and of the Second City’s Improv and Longform Conservatories. Shohana has performed in comedy and theatre festivals across North America with her award-winning troupe Not Oasis (2017 The Toronto Fringe Patrons Pick, NOW Critic’s Pick). You can read Shohana's short stories in The Vault magazine, Broadview magazine, and Living Hyphen, and you can listen to her podcast "Finders Grievers” on The Sonar Network. She wishes she could be more like her mother.