Playwright, director, and actress Rohina Malik brings her one-woman show, Unveiled, to Hartford Seminary. Malik invites attendees to an afternoon of tea and stories, told from her portrayals of five starkly different modern Muslim women. Through these monologues, she breaks down stereotypes and tackles issues of racism, Islam, culture, love, language, and life. National publications have given praise to Malik for delivering a performance that is thought-provoking, insightful, uplifting, and with a touch of humor.
Rohina Malik was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Rohina is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater, and she was one of the four writers in the inaugural group of The Goodman Theater’s Playwrights Unit.
Her one woman play Unveiled had its world premiere in May 2009 at the 16th Street Theater, directed by Ann Filmer, where it received critical acclaim, and the entire run and extension was sold out. Unveiled received a second production at Victory Gardens Theater, a third production at Next Theater, a fourth production at Brava theater, San Francisco and a fifth production at Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, NJ.
Her plays Yasmina’s Necklace and The Mecca Tales (a Goodman commission) were both developed and had staged readings at The Goodman Theater. Rohina was awarded the Y Award with the Evanston YWCA for her work to end racism and empower women.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Reduced rates for Hartford Seminary students and groups of 8 or more are available by contacting Susan Schoenberger at email@example.com or 860-509-9519.