ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Presenting a fusion of performances by various theater groups from across the country, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has invited amateur artistes to participate in a week-long drama festival.
Students from various colleges and universities and amateur theater groups are invited to submit their script till February 10 while the selected dramas will be staged at PNCA from March 21 to 28 coinciding World Theater Day.
Various theater groups will perform during the festival with their new plays based on social issues and providing the residents of twin cities with quality entertainment experience.
The PNCA will select around 10 plays to be staged at the festival while best plays will be awarded in various categories including Best Actor/Actress, Best Director, Best Producer and Best Writer.
The event focusses on involvement of youth in extra curricular activities as well as show their talent in the field of performing arts and promote healthy entertainment through expressions of art, said Director General PNCA, Muhammad Naeem.
“The trend of quality and thoughtful theater plays an important role in highlighting and resolving the issues like education, training and social problems. The history of theater is connected with the history of human society and it also lead towards revolutions in shaping the society,” he said.
The festival will stage the talent of various theater groups with diverse ideas to entertain the fun lovers of federal capital while all the plays will focus on some story and a message that combine strong expressions with techniques of acting, dialogue delivery and script, he said.
Stage drama is a strong medium of education and occupies a unique place among performing arts with reflection and identification of social evils in an entertaining way.
Besides giving quality entertainment to islooites, the event will also promote healthy activities among the youngsters and revive the concept of theater in the twin cities with theme of promoting peace, love and harmony, he said, adding that “Such events play an important role in highlighting and resolving the issues of society and also bring correction to the society through artistic expressions.”