Artist Bio

Rohina Malik

(Bio as of March 2017)

Rohina Malik returns to Goodman Theatre, where she was a member of the 2011/2012 Playwrights Unit. She is a playwright, actress and solo performance artist, born and raised in London, England, and of South Asian heritage. Her play Yasmina’s Necklace had its world premiere at 16th Street Theater in January 2016, directed by Ann Filmer, and was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play. Yasmina’s Necklace had a second production at Mustard Seed Theater in St. Louis in January 2017.  Her play The Mecca Tales, produced by Chicago Dramatists, also received a Jeff Award nomination for Best New Play and will soon receive productions from Voyage Theater Company and Crossroads Theater. Her one-woman play Unveiled was developed and had its world premiere at16th Street Theater, where it received critical acclaim before moving to Victory Gardens Theater, followed by productions across the country. Recently, Unveiled was presented in two South African theater festivals: The Grahamstown Arts Festival and the 969 Festival in Johannesburg. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an artistic associate at 16th Street Theater and Voyage Theater Company and an artistic affiliate at the American Blues Theater. Ms. Malik is currently under commission from The Hypocrites and American Blues Theater and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.