June 11 - June 14, 2015
Written and Performed by Rohina Malik
Co-Directed by Wayne Maugans and Nick Westemeyer
Music by Violinist Steven Gibons
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She 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 a company member at Voyage Theater Company in New York. Rohina's one woman play Unveiled premiered at the 16th Street theater, directed by Ann Filmer. Unveiled has also been produced at Victory Gardens Theater, Brava Theater, Crossroads Theater, Theater Project Baltimore, and Voyage Theater. Rohina's play The Mecca Tales was recently produced at Chicago Dramatists and her new play Yasmina's Necklace will have its world premiere at the 16th Street theater in January 2016, directed by Ann Filmer.
PRAISE FOR UNVEILED
"Rohina Malik, the hugely talented writer-actress... is a remarkable new theatrical voice in Chicago. In her rich, upbeat and very enjoyable 70-minute collection of five character studies of Muslim women in modern-day America, Malik gives voice to characters from whom we hear far too little in the theater."
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
ABOUT DIRECTOR WAYNE MAUGANS
Wayne Maugans is the Founding Artistic Director of Voyage Theater Company, a New York City based not-for-profit theater producing international plays and plays in translation. Directing for Voyage Theater Company includes Intermission by Daniel Libman (Clurman Theater); a bi-lingual Russian/English production of My Poor Marat by Alexei Arbuzov (Canal Park Playhouse); and Obama 44 by Mario Fratti (La MaMa). As an actor Wayne has appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, and at numerous off-Broadway and regional theaters including 59E59, Manhattan Theater Club, Signature Theater, Actors’ Theater of Louisville, The Cleveland Playhouse, Primary Stages, and La MaMa ETC. He has appeared in the films Wake, Leaving Gussie, Dog’s Life, The Search for One Eye Jimmy, and Johnny Suede. TV credits include co-starring roles on The Blacklist (NBC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Too Big to Fail (HBO), One Life to Live (ABC), Law & Order (NBC), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), Third Watch (NBC), The Big Easy (USA), Tribeca (FOX), and As The World Turns (CBS). Wayne holds a BFA in Acting from New York University and an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College. Website: Voyage Theater http://www.voyagetheatercompany.org