Arif Choudhury

Arif Choudhury is a professional storyteller, filmmaker, theater artist, and stand-up comic. He performs "More in Common than You Think", his one-person program of stories for schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals around the country and abroad. He tells humorous stories of growing up in one of the few Bangladeshi-Muslim immigrant families in Chicago. Focusing on issues of ethnic and religious identity, assimilation, multiculturalism, and diversity, his stories poke fun at how we think of one another. Arif also tours the country in “More Alike than Not: Stories from Three Americans—Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim.” He recently recorded a CD of stories entitled Where Are You From? And Other Difficult Questions and has written his first children’s book The Only Brown-Skinned Boy in the Neighborhood. He wrote and directed a short film entitled Coloring based on his childhood and contributed a story about his dating woes for Salaam, Love: Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy.  Arif lives with his wife and children in New York City where he is now a high school and middle school math teacher.

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