Dirty Paki Lingerie

Dirty Paki Lingerie
written and performed by Aizzah Fatima
directed by Erica Gould



Sex, religion, and politics collide as six Pakistani-American Muslim females air their dirty lingerie…

Cross-cultural sparks fly and preconceptions about Muslim women, sex, and politics are hilariously shattered in the show The Wall Street Journal says “breaks down stereotypes of Muslim women in America” and that reviewers call a “must-see” production. Playing to sold-out houses in NYC and Toronto, Dirty Paki Lingerie transcends boundaries of culture, religion, and gender, moving and entertaining audiences with its unique – and universal – appeal. A rich, sexy, and infectiously entertaining mosaic of the sublime, the comic, the poetic, and the political.

Press

“Funny!”
NPR (All Things Considered)

“Breaks down stereotypes of Muslim women in America.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Dirty Paki Lingerie shatters stereotypes and forges new cross-cultural understanding.”
Backstage

“The most creative, genuine and entertaining one-woman performance on stage.”
Dawn Newspaper

Bios

Aizzah Fatima (Performer/Playwright)

Some of her theatrical credits include Play by Play (Stageworks, Hudson), Circumcaedere (LABrynth Ensemble), Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues (V-Day 2010), Seven by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz (Hostos Cultural Arts Center), the interactive musical Bollywood Wedding, and Ripe For The Picking, an original ensemble piece about human rights violations issues. She can be seen on the hit Pakistani TV series Mata-e-jaan on HUM TV, which was directed by the acclaimed Mehreen Jabbar. Other TV credits include: The Good Wife (CBS), Food Detectives with Ted Allen (Food Network), and Cinematherapy with comedian Chuck Nice (WEtv). She has performed at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and appeared in sketches for collegehumor.com. She co-produces and co-stars in the webseries Landing in Mumbai (www.mumbaichopra.com). www.AizzahFatima.com

Erica Gould (Director)

Most recently, Erica directed and created the script for More Between Heaven and Earth with Matthew Modine, Melissa Errico, & Kathleen Chalfant. Other directing credits include the world premieres of Neil LaBute’s plays autobahn and Stand Up (w/ Mos Def), SpeakEasy (Joe’s Pub/Public Theater), Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film), Naked in a Fishbowl (Cherry Lane), John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, and numerous musicals, productions of Shakespeare, and workshops of new plays by writers including Jose Rivera, Rajiv Joseph, Anna Ziegler, Sam Hunter, and Adam Szymkowicz. Erica was the inaugural recipient of the SDCF’s Live-on-Screen Fellowship for on-camera directing and has received a Gracie Allen Award for her work in radio-theatre for NPR. She is one of the Founding Artistic Directors of The Fire Dept Theatre Co (www.thefiredept.org) and has taught at Yale, Fordham, Bard, Pace, NYU, and the O’Neill National Theatre Institute. She is also a dance and fight choreographer, and teaches Sword Fighting in NYC (www.swepthilt.com).

Booking

If you would like more information about bringing Dirty Paki Lingerie to your school or venue, please contact Michael Wolk at booking@afofest.org or call (212) 398-7180.

Artist Website

Dirty Paki Lingerie