written by Rohina Malik
Directed by Ann Filmer
March 24 – April 4, 2010 at Victory Gardens
Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.
Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show.
Rohina Malik is a writer and actress who specializes in solo performance. She was born and raised in London, England, and draws upon her Indo-Pakistani heritage for inspiration for her art. She performed at Live Bait Theater’s Fillet of Solo, and workshopped Unveiled with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and 16th Street Theater where it premiered and was a sold-out hit in May 2009.
“Rohina Malik is a remarkable new theatrical voice in Chicago” — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
A “terrific show… intellectually engrossing work of theater” — Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune
“Unveiled offers a provocative, insightful and uplifting theater experience.” Tom Witom, Pioneer Press
“Powerful solo show… five riveting tales of Muslim women” — Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
“A compelling 70-minute piece rich with illuminating surprises, drawing the audience into worlds that are both unique and truly universal. It is terrifically entertaining. — Catey Sullivan, Chicago Examiner
“A marvelous premiere production!” — Alan Bresloff, Steadstyle Chicago
Victory Gardens Fresh Squeezed in association with 16th Street Theater presents