“Dirty Paki Lingerie” New Dates!

Stories of Muslim American women in the hit play – Dirty Paki Lingerie. 

Last May 2015, Asian Mum’s Network went to see “Dirty Paki Lingerie” at the RichMix Theatre (East London’s Independent Art’s Venue). Aizzah Fatima is a former ads engineer at Google who swapped her career at Google for a life in the arts. Aizzah wrote the play “Dirty Paki Lingerie” out of frustration from being constantly cast as terrorist number two’s girlfriend (as she explains in a radio interview). She wanted to give a voice and a human side to the experience of being a Muslim, American women, something Aizzah feels is completely missing in the media, film, TV and theatre. She has sold out to audiences worldwide from Edinburgh to Turkmenistan. Aizzah seamlessly depicts six Pakistani women of all generations in a post 9/11 USA, in a series of touching and hilarious monologues. The most moving character is a comical yet ludicrously desperate mother trying to marry her daughter at any cost, armed with just a list of dating ads, a phone and her “great” negotiating skills. The most poignant message of this play focuses on the brick walls we build throughout our lives while trying to pursue our dreams. Something I believe this talented playwright and actress had the courage to do – break down those bricks.

If this gem of a play will be doing the rounds again in 2016 don’t miss out on seeing it.

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