Dirty Paki Lingerie, written and performed by Aizzah Fatima, is a one-woman show about 6 Pakistani-American Muslim women struggling to balance all the cultures they identify with in a post-9/11 America.
Aizzah Fatima is a writer, actress and producer based in NYC. Sensing a rising Islamophobic sentiment in the nation she calls home, Fatima says, “By showing a different side of the Pakistani-American community, I hope to show people that Muslims are just like everyone else.”
Originally produced in NYC and Toronto, the critically acclaimed show, nominated for Best Actress, Best Production, and Best Sound Design in MITF, is heading to Edinburgh, Scotland for a month-long run at the largest festival in the world.
The play began in Matt Hoverman’s solo show workshop in 2009, and continued as Aizzah worked on it at Wynn Handman’s Studios, eventually working with director Erica Gould to develop the show into what it is now. It premiered in NYC that summer.
Aizzah's past theatrical works include Play by Play (Stageworks), Circumcaedere (LABrynth Ensemble), the interactive musical Bollywood Wedding, and many more. She has also appeared on TV several times, on both local and international stations.
Said to appeal to a universal audience, Dirty Paki Lingerie is “part of a broader initiative showcasing Muslim women in the arts.”
The 10,000 dollar goal of the kickstarter campaign funds travel costs to Edinburgh, accommodations, theater rental, rehearsal space, technical staff, marketing and PR.