Rohina Malik

Rohina Malik

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. Her plays have been produced at The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater,...
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. Her plays have been produced at The Goodman Theatre, 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 was produced at The Goodman and 16th Street theater, directed by Ann Filmer.

Plays

  • The Mecca Tales
    THE MECCA TALES
    by Rohina Malik
    5 F, 1 M
    Five Muslim women meet for the first time at the pilgrimage in Mecca known as the Hajj. Grace, the group’s leader, requires each of the pilgrims to reveal her unique and personal reason for making this journey. The women must choose whether to reveal themselves and go forward, or to guard their stories and stay behind. Poetic and transporting,...
    THE MECCA TALES
    by Rohina Malik
    5 F, 1 M
    Five Muslim women meet for the first time at the pilgrimage in Mecca known as the Hajj. Grace, the group’s leader, requires each of the pilgrims to reveal her unique and personal reason for making this journey. The women must choose whether to reveal themselves and go forward, or to guard their stories and stay behind. Poetic and transporting, The Mecca Tales explores the power of ritual and redemption. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater, and developed at Chicago Dramatists.


    World Premiere was in March 2015 at Chicago Dramatists.
  • Unveiled
    A One Woman Play or a play with 5 women.
    Originally Written and Performed by Rohina Malik
    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.
  • Yasmina's Necklace
    YASMINA’S NECKLACE Produced at the 16th Street Theater in 2016, Mustard Seed theater in 2017, and The Goodman in Oct 2017.
    Two Females, 5 Males.
    Critically acclaimed Hit in Chicago at the 16th street theater. Nominated JEFF AWARD for Best New Play. All shows sold out. Play was extended due to demand from public. Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, his mother is Puerto Rican-but if you ask him...
    YASMINA’S NECKLACE Produced at the 16th Street Theater in 2016, Mustard Seed theater in 2017, and The Goodman in Oct 2017.
    Two Females, 5 Males.
    Critically acclaimed Hit in Chicago at the 16th street theater. Nominated JEFF AWARD for Best New Play. All shows sold out. Play was extended due to demand from public. Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, his mother is Puerto Rican-but if you ask him, he’ll say he’s Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father’s homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long.

    Yasmina's Necklace was developed at The Goodman Theater
    and Chicago Dramatists.

    World Premiere at the 16th Street theater in January 2016
    Directed by Ann Filmer! 2 productions in 2017!

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  • ELEVATOR GIRL
    14 Jan. 2019
    Such original writing! I saw the Chicago production and loved it. Great work!