2017-2018 Season Preview

This summer, we'll bring you an in-depth look at each of the plays in our 2017-2018 season.

Next up is the first play of our Statements of Survival Series: Rohina Malik's one-woman play Unveiled.

written and performed by Rohina Malik
co-presented with Stoneham Theatre
JAN 10-28/2017    blackbox theater

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.

Unveiled is not part of our subscription series, but you can add it to any subscription package by calling the Box Office at 617-923-8487. 
Single tickets go on sale August 1.
What Critics Are Saying
"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."  - The Chicago Tribune

"Provocative, insightful, and uplifting." - Pioneer Press

"Masterpiece." - Steadstyle Chicago

"I was totally mesmerized." - Splash Magazine
Meet the Playwright & Performer
Rohina Malik

Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed 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. Malik'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. She is a Resident Playwright 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's plays have been produced at the 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, N ext Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, Baltimore Theater Project, and Mustard Seed Theater.

Unveiled was also presented in two South African Theater festivals: The Grahamstown Arts Festival and the 969 Festival in Johannesburg.
"Malik likes to challenge perspectives. When she was a theatre student at Niles North High School, a fellow student said the school's production of She Stoops to Conquer, an 18th-century British comedy, should be performed traditionally with an all-white cast. This propelled Malik to audition for her first acting role; she landed the lead. As she went on to graduate DePaul University, marry and become a mother, Malik carried her love of theatre with her. An ugly encounter with a guest at a wedding Malik attended, in hijab, was the seed for her critically-acclaimed Unveiled.

- The Chicago Tribune

Unveiled is just one of the stories we're excited to explore this year; we hope you'll join us throughout our 2017-2018 season of plays chosen to showcase the remarkable RESILIENCE of the human spirit.

Theatre has the power to shed light in dark times, to illuminate and stimulate thought, and to provide a forum for us to come together as a community in conversation. It is our hope that these plays will inspire and engage you as New Repertory Theatre continues to be a place where the vital ideas of our time can be discussed freely and openly.
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Header photo by Sadaf Syed  
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