Aamera Siddiqui was born to South Asian parents, In Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. By the time she was 13 years old, she had resided in 4 different countries and three separate continents. Her experiences with and exposure to numerous cultures, languages, religions and political conflicts have culminated in a life as a multi-disciplinary artist. But her path has never been a linear one. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Health Administration from Pennsylvania State University, Aamera began her professional career in the area Cultural Proficiency. But Aamera’s true passion was in theater, and after a 14-year career in Cultural Proficiency, she left her “day job” and pursued a full-time career in theatre. She has had the honor of working on the stages of The Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Illusion Theater Company, Pillsbury House Theater Company and Pangea World Theater to name a few. In 2004, she and her artistic collaborator, Suzy Messerole started Exposed Brick Theatre to “tell the untold story”. In 2005 she and Suzy created a performance art piece titled Draw Two Circles, which looks at the differing Biblical and Islamic accounts of a woman named Hagar/Hajirah, whose story marks the initial parting of Christianity and Islam. Draw Two Circles was accepted in Illusion Theatre’s Fresh Ink Series in 2006, featured in The Women Playwrights International Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2006 and at the Asian American Theater Conference Showcase in 2008. Aamera has also written numerous educational scripts to address K-12 school climate issues including racism, privilege, sexism, socio-economic status, ableism, homophobia/heterosexism, social dynamics and more. From 2006 to 2008, Siddiqui was a resident with the Playwright’s Center Many Voices Program. She was a featured playwright at the 2008 National Asian American Theatre Conference where her first play CHUP received a full-length reading. CHUP was read at the LARK Theatre in NY in April 2010. Her most recent work “American as Curry Pie” had its World Premiere run at The History Theatre in March 2011.