NADIA MANZOOR – ON HER ONE WOMAN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, BURQ OFF
Posted by Vivek on March 19, 2014 | No Comments
We talk to NY based artist, Nadia Manzoor, on her one person play, in which she depicts 21 distinct characters. Also refer http://nadiapmanzoor.com/
On Burq Off?
Not a stand up, but a one person play, which is also in a way autobiographical of my journey, growing up in England, in a Pakistani household and then moving from there to the US. I play a myriad of characters, all enacted by me, in this, dramatic hilarious and also touching rendition.
Why Burq Off?
It is my take on growing up Muslim, in a Western world, along the way also breaking some myths. I think through this, it is also a means of communicating to the world about growing up in a British Pakistan family. It is a strong desire to bring this as a dialogue to the world we live in.
When is the performance?
It is on March 27, 28, 29, 30, at 8pm and 2 pm respectively. The venue is Walker Space, 46 Walker Street, NYC. Here is a link to the tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/538493
Other parts of North America?
Absolutely, SF, LA, Toronto and more cities opening up.
Other parts of the globe?
UK, cause that is home, also have plans to take it to India and perhaps Pakistan too.
On the possibility of getting an adverse reaction?
We will deal with that when we get there, for right now, it has been a journey putting it together and there is one coming up on the road ahead.