Name: Aizzah Fatima
titles: actor, writer, producer, activist
Aizzah Fatima is an award winning writer, actor, and producer. She is a co-founder of the South Asian International Performing Arts festival which programmed over 200 artists in NYC from all over the world as well as the Lady Liberty Theater Festival which highlighted stories of immigrants in the US. Some of her acting TV credits include HBO's 'High Maintenance', CBS's 'The Good Wife' and Patrice O’Neal’s 'Guide to White People' on Comedy Central. Her comedy one woman play titled 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' has toured all over the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a 15 city tour in the UK in 2016. The play was invited by the US State Department for a four city tour in Pakistan, and the only play to represent the United States at the International Theater Festival of Turkmenistan in 2014. She recently co-produced the feature film 'Horror Time' with James Franco, and is currently in pre-production on her feature film based on characters from 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' that highlights stories of Muslim-American women. She is also the recipient of a Doris Duke grant with Brooklyn Children’s Theatre where she helped develop four children’s musicals with Muslim protagonists and wrote the book for one of the musicals. She has been featured on NPR, The Guardian, Women’s Hour (BBC), The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post.