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Not That Illegal


This is author’s first play. It’s been selected to compete in the Strawberry One-Act Festival’s 33rd Season which will be held in New York Theater District. The Strawberry One-Act Festival


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Ali Can, a Turkish immigrant, is forced to end his 10-year long journey in the US due to unfortunate events. He convinces his best friend to help him with a highly risky plan to trick his arch-nemesis USCIS. Find out how USCIS’s nerve-racking interview turns into a hilarious journey.


About the playwright

Yusuf Yildiz has been a farmer, pharmacist apprentice, computer engineer, software scientist, actor, and author. He has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and moved to the United States after spending 20 plus years filled with mathematics and science in Turkey. He secretly kept writing love poems while his classmates tried to prove the Riemann hypothesis. Writing or making people laugh have kept creative juices flowing while the practical world pulled him in the other direction. Everything became a little clearer once he stepped on stage as a thespian. He currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to act, write, and code for a software company. He truly enjoys the creative aspect of writing and feels extremely fortunate to continue in his journey. He loves exploring serious topics using comedy and can’t resist sprinkling some Turkishness in every story.


Upcoming Plays

Lost And Found Guilty, Dialogue Neighborhoods