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 critically acclaimed one-woman show.
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Unveiled | Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act | Lonely Planet | Ripe Frenzy
Playwright & Performer
Playwright & Performer
Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed, Award-winning Chicago playwright and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Her one-woman play UNVEILED was developed and had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater, where it received critical acclaim. Rohina’s play THE MECCA TALES was produced by Chicago Dramatists in 2015 and nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play.
Her play, YASMINA’S NECKLACE, had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in January 2016, directed by Ann Filmer, and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, and was recently remounted at the prestigious Goodman theater. She is a Resident Playwright Emeritus at Chicago Dramatists, an Artistic Associate at the 16th Street Theater, an Artistic Associate at Voyage Theater Company in NYC and an Artistic affiliate at the American Blues Theater. Malik was selected to receive the 2018 Lee Reynolds Award, given annually to a woman or women active in any aspect of theatre whose work for, in, about, or through the medium of theatre has helped to illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural, or political change.
Malik’s plays have been produced at the 16th Street Theater, The Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, Theater Project Baltimore, Mustard Seed Theater, New Rep and the Greater Boston Stage Company. UNVEILED was presented in two South African Theater festivals: The Grahamstown Arts Festival and the 969 Festival in Johannesburg.
Rohina is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
MATTHEW GUMINSKI returns to New Repertory Theatre after designing Via Dolorosa and The Testament of Mary. Recent design credits include Ghost: The Musical (WPPAC); Million Dollar Quartet (Seven Angels Theatre); and Rocky Horror and High Society (Winnipesaukee Playhouse). Other regional theatre credits include work at Timber Lake Playhouse, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Foothills Theatre Company, The Barnstormers Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, and the North American tour of Sleeping Beauty and The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet). His work has also been seen across most of the world as the Lighting and Video Designer for the pop rock bands JoJo, Jon Bellion, Neon Trees, MisterWives, and Young the Giant. Mr. Guminski is an eight-time recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Lighting Design for Proof (2006), The Woman In Black (2007), Two Rooms (2008), The Glass Menagerie (2009), Around the World in 80 Days (2010), Shipwrecked! (2012), The Fantasticks (2014), and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2015). He received his BFA in Lighting Design from Boston University. mglightingdesign.com
LOGAN PRATT returns to New Repertory Theatre having previously worked as a Production Assistant on Ideation. Off Broadway credits include Strange Interlude (Transport Group). Regional credits include The Clean House (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and Meteor Shower (Long Wharf Theatre). Other regional theatre credits include work with George Street Playhouse, Theatre By The Sea, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Big Dance Theater. She grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and received her BA in Theatre Stage Management and Communication from Fairfield University.
JEFFREY PETERSEN returns to New Repertory Theatre after working as Technical Director for Brecht on Brecht and Thurgood. Recent New England design credits include Elemeno Pea, Lost Tempo, Equal Writes, Restricted, and The Honey Trap (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); and The Werther Project, Uncommon Women and Others, Cosi fan tutte, Rosmersholm, and The Whitmores (Boston University). Assistant design credits include Melancholy Play (Trinity Rep). Select Technical credits include The Cherry Orchard, Ivanov, and Galileo (Classic Stage Company); Collaboration: Warhol & Basquiat (HERE); Rated P (Westside Theatre); and Ripcord, Come Back Little Sheba, The Second Girl, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Huntington Theatre Company). Select regional design credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Pavilion, Sylvia, Last Five Years, Glass Menagerie, and String (Yellow Tree Theatre); and Rocky Horror Live (Cardinal Theatricals). Jeffrey received his BFA in Performance and Scenic Design from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is anticipating his MFA in Scenic Design from Boston University in the spring of 2018. jeffreypetersendesign.com
“‘Remove the veil from your heart,’ one of Malik’s characters begs of an attacker whose intransigent fear gives his eyes the look of ‘a wild animal.’ That’s what Malik proposes to help us do with these…