Rohina is a critically acclaimed, Award winning 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. Rohina’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, and was recently remounted at the prestigious Goodman theater. She 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. Malik was selected to receive the 2018 Lee Reynolds Award, given annually to a woman or women active in any aspect of theatre whose work for, in, about, or through the medium of theatre has helped to illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural, or political change.
Malik’s plays have been produced at the 16th Street Theater, The Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Next Theater, Brava Theater, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, Theater Project Baltimore, Mustard Seed Theater, New Rep in Boston and the Greater Boston Stage Company.
UNVEILED was presented in two South African Theater festivals: The Grahamstown Arts Festival and the 969 Festival in Johannesburg.
Rohina is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
American Blues Theater
Presenting: Script Writing, Your Stage, Your World
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John Paulett – Stage and Screen Actor, Director, and Playwright
John Paulett has worked professionally as an actor, director and playwright for forty years. His credits include film work such as The European Kid (official selection a SXSW and the Boston Film Festival,) produced plays such as In the Case of Henry Tandey, which premiered at the University of Memphis, and acting roles in Chicago, Cleveland and New York. John has published three books: Forgotten Chicago, Printers Row, and Pentecost Peanuts Popcorn and Prayer. He teaches currently teaches film and creative writing at Fenwick High School, where he is also the Music Director for the Blackfriars Theatre. John holds Masters’s degrees in Theatre and Theology and is currently completing a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Antioch University (Los Angeles.).
Presenting: Instant play writing: 15 minute “flash plays” which are then to be quickly rehearsed and performed.