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Aizzah Fatima

Actress / Playwright, Dirty Paki Lingerie
New York, NY

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Aizzah is an expert on the representation of Muslim women in filmmaking, theater, and entertainment in general.


Aizzah Fatima is a New York City based writer and actor. Her comedy solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie has been produced in NYC, London, Toronto, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a 15 city tour in the United Kingdom in 2016, and at colleges and universities around the U.S. Her second solo play Google, It’s Complicated has had workshops and readings at The Lark and Pan Asian Rep in NYC. She was nominated for an Outstanding Solo Performance award (NYIT 2014), and for a Broadway World award for Best Play in 2016.

She is the recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art grant with Brooklyn Children's Theatre, and has written the book for the musical The Ten Year Test. Her play The Scholar was commissioned by the Religion & Diversity Project (Canada). Her short film Stuff in which she starred along with Annette O’Toole won the best comedy award (Asians on Film). Her feature film based on characters from Dirty Paki Lingerie with Emmy award winning director Iman Zawahry was a finalist for the Sundance Writer's lab, and is in post production.

Her acting experience spans myriad plays, comedy sketches, and television shows. 


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Arts, Islam, Women's Issues