Parts Unknown is a monthly curated reading series featuring new plays and plays in translation from around the globe.  Please join us for a night of great storytelling! All of our readings are free and open to the public.

The Mecca Tales by Rohina Malik
7pm on Friday, November 6, 2015 


Written and Directed by Rohina Malik

Live Oud Music by Scott Wilson

Five Muslim women meet for the first time at the pilgrimage in Mecca known as the Hajj.  Grace, the group’s leader, requires each of the pilgrims to reveal her unique and personal reason for making this journey.  The women must choose whether to reveal themselves and go forward, or to guard their stories and stay behind.  Poetic and transporting,  The Mecca Tales explores  the power of ritual and redemption.  Commissioned by the Goodman Theater, and developed at Chicago Dramatists, The Mecca Tales has been nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play 2016.

With Purva Bedi*, Dalia Davi*, Gillian Glasco*, Abraham Makany, Gulshan Mia, and Mary Round

*Member Actors Equity Association


18 Bleecker Street, NYC (Enter on Elizabeth) Please help us keep our readings free and open to the public by making a contribution to VTC today!

PARTS UNKNOWN READING SERIES is supported in part with public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and also by The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

This event is now at capacity.