ABOUT BURQ OFF!
Burq Off!, an autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Nadia P. Manzoor, is a jaunty tour through madly opposing worlds. The glowing promise of modern London versus the glum realities of a conservative Pakistani Muslim home are punctuated by fierce Bollywood dance moves and at least one blackout drinking incident.
Embodying 21 different characters – a domineering father, soulful mum, saucy English friend and Islamic studies teachers whose interests range from slapping to pornography – Nadia illuminates her conflicted sense of identity while questioning repressive cultural norms. Moving, funny, deeply personal and yet universal, Burq Off! explores what it takes to evolve past the veil.
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DETROIT, MI - March 2015
NEW YORK, NY - January 2015
TORONTO, SMALL WORLD - March 2015
Thank you @masalamommas and @NadiaPManzoor for an empowering show. You inspired me to come home and start writing my story. #burqoff — Nisa (@anisa_t) March 20, 2015
In #Burqoff @NadiaPManzoor makes the audience feel emotions she felt growing up in 2 cultures. Here’s my interview http://t.co/TI6tyhtwol — AnjumChoudhry Nayyar (@masalamommas) March 22, 2015
Poignant, funny, fearless. Well done @NadiaPManzoor! Thank you for your story #Burqoff.
— Cindy Phan (@besidealife) March 22, 2015
#burqoff with @NadiaPManzoor was amazing!
— ✨natasha✨ (@greasecorps) March 21, 2015
Whoa! A journey of #diaspora & #identity!!! Powerful. Courageous. #MustSee. #BurqOff #Toronto Thanks @NadiaPManzoor pic.twitter.com/evweR0XduI
— Dirk J. Rodricks (@dirkusmalorkus) March 21, 2015
A unique, intense and funny one-woman show last night put on by @NadiaPManzoor. Check it out if you’re in #Toronto. #Burqoff
— Sheba (@ShebaSid) March 20, 2015
@Umbereene @FusiaMag Loved #BurqOff what amazing talent and powerful story! Too funny and too telling to miss. Catch it this week!
— Meera Estrada (@MeeraEstrada) March 20, 2015
@NadiaPManzoor very talented and captivating performance. Thanks for telling our story
— Swatie Maharaj (@swatily) March 20, 2015
I’ve never been so deeply affected by a show before & I still don’t have the words for it… Thank you so much @NadiaPManzoor for #BurqOff
— Ani, not Annie. (@AniNotAnnie) March 20, 2015
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