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Open Studio/Performance of TV Pilot-in-Progress - Rohina Malik, Artist in Residence

Rohina Malik

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, #2315 (Kaplan Artist Studio), 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and public is welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts


Come meet Rohina in her studio for a live staged reading—with professional actors— of the new work she's developing during her residency: a TV pilot about the lives and friendships of a group of Muslim women. 

Conversation and refreshments to follow—public welcome!

Rohina Malik is the spring 2018 Artist in Residence, co-sponsored by the Department of Radio/Television/Film's MFA Program in Writing for the Screen and Stage and the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

Malik is a critically acclaimed Chicago playwright and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London of South Asian heritage. She has been nominated twice for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play: first for her play THE MECCA TALES, produced by Chicago Dramatists in 2015, and most recently for YASMINA’S NECKLACE, directed by Ann Filmer, which had its world premiere at the 16th Street Theater in January 2016 and was recently remounted at the prestigious Goodman Theater. Malik is a Resident Playwright Emeritus 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. In March 2018, The League of Professional Theatre Women selected Malik to receive the 2018 Lee Reynolds Award, given annually to a woman whose work for, in, about, or through the medium of theatre has helped to illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural, or political change.

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