“Unveiled” depicts stories of five Muslim women
Award-winning writer and actress Rohina Malik will explore themes of racism, hate crime, love, Islam, culture, language and life when she presents her work, “Unveiled: A One Woman Play,” at Salve Regina on Monday, March 19.
Open to the University community and the general public, Malik’s performance will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. A question-and-answer session with Malik will follow the performance.
“Unveiled” depicts the stories of five Muslim women from different ethnic backgrounds in a post-9/11 world. A constant figure within all five stories is each character making or serving tea, which represents a symbol of hospitality and friendship.
Born and raised in London, Malik moved to Chicago at age 15 with her family and later graduated from DePaul University with a degree in comparative religions. Her playwriting career began in 2008 with a class she took on writing a one-person play, where “Unveiled” was born. The next year, “Unveiled” had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater and Malik was offered a one-year residency at the Goodman Theater, in the inaugural group of the Goodman’s Playwrights Unit.