Unveiled

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Kelsey Rausch

It was a full house for Rohina!

It was a full house for Rohina!

A while back, my professor told my class about an opportunity to see a show written, directed, and acted by a Muslim woman named Rohina Malik. Her play, titled Unveiled, talks about the struggles of Muslim women post 9/11. Rohina Malik is insanely talented because she performs in this one-woman show as many different characters with many different accents. At one point, she raps in an English accent, and at a another she is a Pakistani dress designer. In each scene, her acting was funny and raw; I left the show feeling like I had witnessed something important. It’s one thing to see a show with actors portraying people, it’s an entirely other thing when the actor is portraying things that have or could have happened to her in her real life. Her message was that this country has cultivated a hatred towards Muslims, especially Muslims who choose to wear hijabs. Her stories strike a chord with her audiences and many times leave them in tears. In addition to the stories that she tells, Rahina herself is an inspiration. Being a successful Muslim woman playwright AND a successful actress is unfortunately unheard of. Rahina is doing great things for racism and doing great things for feminism. On top of it all, she has won awards for her plays and has performed at numerous theatres across the United States. It was an amazing production and I am so glad that Concordia brought her on campus to share her talent with us all.

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Hello, there! I’m Kelsey Rausch and I am an English Education major from Elk River, Minnesota. It is my hope that I will be able to do extraordinary things with my life and I think I chose the right college to help me make an impact on people’s lives. I have some serious Cobber pride and couldn’t be more in love with this amazing college! I love music in every way that it can be taken in, whether that be listening, collecting, watching, or performing. I’d like to think I have great taste in music and I love connecting with people over a shared interest in music. I’m always up for an adventure and trying new things. I’m (apparently) very awful at telling stories, so I have to have crazy adventures to talk about to make up for my lack of ability. I am always in search of good books to read and I am grateful for God, who has blessed me with so much.