San Diego, CA – October 28, 2020 – San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the details of Unveiled, by award-winning playwright Rohina Malik. The play, which has been performed at theatres across the nation, will be streamed November 13 at 7 PM, November 14 at 5 PM and November 15 at 2 PM.Each stream will include a live talk back with playwright Malik. Tickets are $15 and are available now at sdrep.org.
“Unveiled is a magical chamber piece that defines theatrical intimacy. From the privacy of her own apartment, Rohina Malik shows us the power of the solo storyteller and the “magic if” as she invites us to sit down for tea with five Muslim women who are very much out front in our world today,” says San Diego REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. “The revelations are delightful and eye opening. You won’t forget your tea with Rohina.”
In her one-woman show, Unveiled, Rohina Malik introduces us to the quiet power of Maryam, a Pakistani immigrant; Noor, A Moroccan American; Inez, an African American Islamic convert; Shabana, a South Asian rapper from England; and Layla, a Palestinian immigrant. While pairing luscious tea varieties with the personal stories of these five Muslim women in a post 9/11 world, Rohina opens a distinct window into the often misunderstood practice of Islam and wearing a hijab. While Rohina performed this piece to sold out houses across the United States and Canada, this intimate 50-minute play was recorded in her own Chicago apartment with costumes and music from the Middle East and South Asia.
Tickets are now on sale at sdrep.org. Viewing access and instructions will be delivered in purchase confirmation emails.
ROHINA MALIK (PLAYWRIGHT/PERFORMER) is a critically acclaimed, award-winning Chicago playwright, actress and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Malik’s plays have been produced at The Goodman Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, the 16th Street theater, Victory Gardens theater, Silk Road Rising, Theater Project Baltimore, Mustard Seed Theater, New Rep in Boston, the Greater Boston Stage Company, Water Tower Theater in Dallas, TX and Premiere Stages in NJ. The Mecca Tales and Yasmina’s Necklace were both nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play. Additionally, Malik was selected to receive the 2018 Lee Reynolds Award, given annually to a woman active in any aspect of theater whose work has helped to illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural, or political change. She is a Resident Playwright Emeritus at Chicago Dramatists, an Artistic Associate at Voyage Theater Company in NYC, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
About San Diego Repertory Theatre San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, provocative and inclusive theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego Repertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident theatre, promoting an interconnected community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrates the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 550 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, The REP has produced 54 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 45 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented The REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego Repertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit sdrep.org.