Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed, award-winning Chicago playwright and solo performance artist. She was born and raised in London of South Asian heritage. Her one-woman play Unveiled was developed and premiered at the 16th Street Theater, where it received critical acclaim. Malik’s play The Mecca Tales was produced by Chicago Dramatists in 2015 and nominated for the 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 also nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play and was recently remounted at the Goodman Theatre. 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 New York City and an artistic affiliate at the American Blues Theater in Chicago. Malik was selected to receive the 2018 Lee Reynolds Award, which is given annually to a woman active in any aspect of theatre whose work 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 Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, Crossroads Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Brava Theater Center, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising, Baltimore Theatre Project, Mustard Seed Theatre, New Repertory Theatre and the Greater Boston Stage Company.