The maestro to direct theater for Karachi Art’s Council


WEB DESK: The Karachi Arts Council has announced a theater festival to take place right after Eidul Fitr between July 16 and 31. The line up for the festival will be soon unveiled.

Though it has been in news that Pakistan’s prestigious and famous stage artist Zia Mohyeddin has been approached to direct his play “Khawabon ka Musafir”.

The General Secretary of Art’s Council told local media that if everything goes according to plan, then Mohyeddin will be participating in the event.

“He is going to direct “Khawabon Ka Musafir”, one of his older productions, originally penned by Intizar Hussain. The performance is also meant to serve as tribute to the iconic writer who passed away earlier this year.”

The performing art is a difficult genre of arts. There is no margin for the mistake in theater plays. However the 82-year-old stage pro’s love is quite evident in this regard.

He occasionally hosts several TV shows and is also involved in narrating abstract short films and commercials.

Apart from Mohyeddin, other noted playwrights such as Anwar Maqsood and Napa faculty members Khalid Ahmed and Zain Ahmed have also been approached.

Anwar Maqsood has directed a number of plays at the Arts Council namely 14 August, Siachen and Half Plate.

Ahmed Shah also made it clear that the three playwrights will not be representing Napa but will be directing plays for the drama festival in their own individual capacity.

The objective of the festival is to showcase promising work which can be enjoyed by all.

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