By Rohina Malik
2016 playwright-in-residence at 16th Street Theater
Directed by Ann Filmer
January 21 – February 27, 2016
Thursdays & Fridays @ 7:30 PM
Saturdays @ 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM
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.
Rohina’s play The Mecca tales was produced by Chicago Dramatists, and nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play. She is an artistic associate at 16th Street Theater and a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a company member at Voyage Theater Company in NYC. Her one woman play Unveiled was developed and had its world premiere at 16th Street, directed by Ann Filmer, where it received critical acclaim before moving on to Victory Gardens and then productions across the country.
Rohina’s plays have been produced at 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising and Theater Project Baltimore. Rohina is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
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