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Nadia P Manzoor is a British Pakistani actor, writer, and producer, whose autobiographical one-woman show, Burq Off! has had sold-out runs in New York, LA, San Francisco, London and Toronto. It has been called a «Gutsy, honest, hilarious must-see!» by Deepak Chopra, and «Terrific» by The Economist. She is the co-creator and performer of Shugs & Fats, a Gotham Award winning web series and has recently been named one of the twenty-five new faces of independent film by Filmmaker Magazine.

Incisive and outspoken, Nadia’s has appeared on CNN, The BBC, NPR, and Radio Q and has been featured in Elle India, Vogue India, The Daily Beast, and The Times of India. She recently delivered a TedX talk on creative collaboration, and is a frequent guest speaker on panels that focus on women in Islam and the Muslim identity. Her writing has appeared on the Huffington Post, India.com, and Brown Girl Magazine. Manzoor’s interests lie in challenging the status quo through laughter. To further fuse her passion for performance and social justice, she founded Paprika Productions, an all-female production company that produces works by brave, curious women.

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES

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CNN Connect the World
Interview with Becky Anderson

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Al Jazeera
The Stream Panel Discussion with Zarqa Nawaz and Zahra Noorbakhsh

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Buzzfeed
On Modesty and Fashion

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Q Radio
interview with Talia Schlanger

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BBC Asian Network Radio
with Nihal

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London Live UK channel 117
interview with Luke Blackall

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CNN International
with Christiane Amanpour

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BBC UK URDU channel
interview in urdu

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BBC radio 4
Woman’s hour with Jane Garvey

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Huffpost Live
Midweek Cocktail Chatter
with Josh Zepps

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Huffpost Live
WorldBrief
with Marc Lamont Hill

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BBC World Service
Outlook radio show
with Bann Matt

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The Hindu
SUNDAY MAGAZINE
with Parvathi Mehan

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UPWORTHY
Moral Courage TV
with Rollie Williams

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DEEPAK CHOPRA
One World
with Deepak Chopra

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CNN
Live CNN
with Jonathan Mann

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Bolly Spice
Burq-Off, Nadia Manzoor’s comic look inside British Pakistani
Community coming to London

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India.com
BURQ OFF!: Nadia Manzoor’s One-Woman Show Comically Explores Life as a British Pakistani
by Foram Mehta

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Brown Girl Magazine
Nadia Manzoor’s Autobiographical One-Woman Show Explores Life As A British-Pakistani
by Foram Mehta

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ELLEindia
The Good Muslim
by Cheryl-Ann Couto

2/27/14 Nadia Manzoor

Vogue India
Pierce the veil
by Aarti Virani

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Masala Mommas Radio
Twitter Chat

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Toronto Desi Diaries
Burq Off! Unveils
Hypocrisy With Humour

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The Mississauga News
by Radhika Panjwani

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Good Times
GT Film: Famous Four

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The Guardian
Unveiled: ‘Nobody expects
Muslim women to be comedians’

REVIEWS

Theateronline.com:
BURQ OFF!

TCG Circle:
BURQ OFF!

Can A Play Explain The Muslim Diaspora? Nadia Parvez Manzoor’s Burq Off
BURQ OFF!

Off Off Broadway, Solo Show
BURQ OFF!

Teatro Circulo, New York
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What It’s Like to Wear a Burqa — and a BikiniBy Jennifer Vanasco

This Week In New York
BURQ OFF!

QUOTES

Christiane Amanpour, CNN International
Resonates deeply right now as the world confronts the brutality of ISIS, especially toward women. . . and it’s funny!

Deepak Chopra
A gutsy, honest, hilarious must-see!

Matthew Bishop. New York Bureau Chief of The Economist

It was terrific!

Vogue India
Nadia Manzoor’s ambitious one-woman show…is a no-holds-barred performance.

Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC
Manzoor is a charismatic and funny performer with a gift for impressions…

Dan Kitrosser, NY Theater Now
Directed by Tara Elliot, Burq Off! is a tour de force of performance and some stage magic…[it is an] impressive, thought provoking and impassioned solo-show about one woman’s journey from orthodoxy in the British-Muslim world to progressivism in the world beyond it.

Antonia Marrero, The Daily Beast
Few artists address the clash of tribalism and modernity with more wit and insight than Nadia P. Manzoor, whose one-woman show, BURQ OFF!, explores themes of sex, religion, culture, truth, and family.

Eleanor Bador, Theater is Easy
Burq Off! Is provocative, and uses humor to elucidate sensitive and thorny social issues. Manzoor’s central question remains important for all immigrants: how best to maintain one’s roots while simultaneously allowing new branches to flourish.

Alice Chinatomby, Brown Girl Magazine
As Manzoor learns how to navigate between her orthodox family life and liberal Western attitudes, she is careful not to portray herself as a victim, but an empowered woman who finds liberation by many instances in her life…With full commitment to express gawky faces and nail each character’s personality, she brings delightful humor to the show.

Sheana Ochoa, Levantine Cultural Center
Once in a while a new talent comes to us with such presence and authenticity, the artistic merit of the work cannot be denied… Nadia P. Manzoor’s one-woman autobiographical play BURQ OFF!…is one such ennobling and humanizing tour de force…It’s also hysterically funny.

Irshad Manji. Bestselling author and founder of Moral Courage.
Nadia P Manzoor has the guts to put EVERYTHING out there. She’s creating taboo conversations with the most provocative and honest of questions — about family, tribe, tradition, religion and the God that dwells within her own conscience. Burq Off is no insult; it’s a call to liberate the human soul from the shackles of shame.

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NadiaPManzoor @NadiaPManzoor
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RT @southasianarts:Here's a taste of BURQ OFF! @NadiaPManzoor's show about 1 woman, 21 characters, a burqa & a bikini #monsoonartsfest https://t.co/e0yQijj10i 
Nadia P Manzoor  @NadiaPManzoor
How I like my morning cuppa #drinklove @ City Heights, San Diego https://t.co/4Tk4w0qkGh 

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