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Unveiled, Rohina Malik

1 Mar

I recently have had the priviledge of hearing Chicago playwright and performer Rohina Malik speak and perform excerpts from her one-woman show Unveiled which will play at Tony-award winning Victory Gardens Theatre on Lincoln Ave (in the old Biograph theatre) March 24-April 4 presented by the 16th Street Theatre 

Playwright/Performer Rohina Malik

Rohina Malik was born and raised in London. Her mother is from the Bihar province of India, her father from Punjab in Pakistan. Her family eventually moved to Chicago, IL where she attended high school and later DePaul University in Lincoln Park. Today, she is a mother of four, still living and working in Chicago.

Her South Asian heritage, her religion (Rohina is Islamic) and her identity as a Muslim woman in the United States are all common themes that run throughout her work.

Unveiled is a series of 5 monologues from five different Islamic women living in the post 9/11 world. The stories originate,Rohina says, both from personal experience and from the stories of women she knows. Each woman’s story is accompanied by her favorite tea- she serves, sips or shares the tea as she tells her story.

Here is a taste of what to expect from Unveiled:

For tickets: http://www.16thstreettheater.org/scripts/now_at_16thstreet.asp

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