Annalise Raziq


Annalise Raziq is a versatile performer; she has worked with renowned playwright Tony Kushner and also played the back end of a dragon.

She sings professionally in a variety of venues, most recently with the Americana band “Annalise and the Backsliders,” and her warm and arresting voice is garnering attention on the Chicago music scene. She is a writer and improviser, and used these skills to help create the show “Sisters Rising” with a group of formerly incarcerated women. Annalise is a three-time Moth Story Slam winner and has had a story featured on public radio’s The Moth Radio Hour (and available on the podcast). She has also told stories for Risk!, Story Jam, This Much Is True, Story Sessions, The Truth or Lie Reading Series, and the Boston Palestine Film Festival and the Palestinians Podcast. Her solo show “I Know A Place,” a memory play with a live band onstage, was part of this year’s Fillet of Solo Festival. But by far, her most creative act has been raising her amazing daughter Kalila Holt.