Unveiled – by Rohina Malik

Synopsis: 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 compelling one-woman show. (Can also be performed with multiple actors).

Setting: United States and London, England
Time Period: Post 9/11

Cast Size: One woman Show or Multiple actors.
Character Breakdown For Unveiled

Part One – Chocolate Chai
MARYAM- Pakistani Woman, in her thirties.
MAN –  White American, age range, thirties to forties.
WOMAN – White American Female, thirties.
Part Two- The Mint tea of Morocco

NOOR – Arab-American, Female, in her late twenties.
BABA –  Middle-Eastern Male in his Forties.
MAMA –  Middle-Eastern Woman in her forties.
JOE –  White American, in his twenties.

Part Three –  Kahwa Saide
FATIMA –  Middle-Eastern Woman in her thirties.

Part Four –  Kashmiri Chai
SHABANA –  A south Asian Londoner, twenties, female.
MOTHER –  South Asian Female, Forties.
DOCTOR –  South Asian male, thirties.

Part Five –  Shay Bil Maramiya
LAYLA –  Middle-Eastern Woman, late thirties.

Design Needs: The set can be very simple, but should have an area to prepare the tea.

This Play Is: unpublished

Production History: Unveiled was performed at Live Bait Theater’s Fillet of Solo Festival, July 2008.
Unveiled recieved play development with Rivendell Theater’s Fresh Produce Workshop August 2008.

In May 2009  Unveiled World Premiered at 16th Street Theater, directed by Ann Filmer,
performed by Rohina.

“terrific show… intellectually engrossing work of theater” — Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

“Unveiled offers a provocative, insightful and uplifting theater experience.” Tom Witom, Pioneer Press

“Powerful solo show… five riveting tales of Muslim women” — Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader

“A compelling 70-minute piece rich with illuminating surprises, drawing the audience into worlds that are both unique and truly universal. It is terrifically entertaining. — Catey Sullivan, Chicago Examiner

“A marvelous premiere production!” — Alan Bresloff, Steadstyle Chicago

10 page sample pdf

3 comments to Unveiled – by Rohina Malik

  • Brandi Shepard

    Hello! I’m curious how I can go about getting a copy of “Unveiled”. I would like to possibly use it in lesson plans to be included in my thesis – Using Dramatic Literature to Teach Multicultural Character Education.

    Is there a place I can order a copy of the script?

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Brandi Shepard

  • Neelu Chawla

    Hello Rohina,

    I’d love to read your play. Do you have a copy to share or where can I get a copy?

    I’m a family therapist doing my PhD at Purdue University and I often have my students read contemporary poetry and literature to understand this vast thing we call human nature/experience.


  • sahar

    Please email me future performances dates and locations re “Unveiled”. Thanks

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