Sufian Zhemukhov is an award-winning author and performer. Sufian’s solo shows have been featured off-Broadway and nationwide. NPR presented his show Flirting Like an American as "a show about romance, culture, and one immigrant's story" and his show From Russia Without Love as "an escapist James Bond parody." Sufian's stories are based on his personal experience as a first-generation immigrant and political analyst, which might be funnier than it sounds. He served as the 2023 Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, received the 2020 JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award from the National Storytelling Network, and his research won the 2019 Best Book Award from the International Studies Association.

Watch & Listen

AUDIO: Jesus in a Shoe Store - NPR / The Moth Radio Hour
AUDIO: Blueberry Diplomacy - NPR / The Moth Radio Hour TBD
VIDEO: Jesus in a Shoe Store - PBS / World Channel's Stories from the Stage
VIDEO: Valentine’s Card - PBS / World Channel's Stories from the Stage TBD


"Zhemukhov is a master storyteller" - Kathy Laluk, Rochester City Magazine
“Flirting Like an American - Charming” - Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
“Show about romance, culture, and one immigrant's story” - Beth Adams, NPR
"Zhemukhov is an excellent raconteur" - Andy Arnold, DC Metro Theater Arts 


WIKI: https://wikitia.com/wiki/Sufian_N._Zhemukhov
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@sufianz