Sunday, September 06, 2009
Theatre and dramatics has always remained a perfect mirror when it comes to the reflection of culture, and an individual’s life in a society. A well-articulated theatrical performance not only serves to inspire, enlighten and entertain the hoi polloi but also plays a significant role in transforming the stereotypic mindset if it is efficiently employed. Thespianz Theatre is one of such creative troupes who have been into the business of plays since 2005. With a number of dramatic experiences to cherish, ASSITEJ-Pakistan and its Thespianz Theatre has always demonstrated its commitment to presenting works that illustrate the all civilizations’ experiences and perceptions.
ASSITEJ-Pakistan, with calibration with Thespianz Theatre "Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen, "Glass Menageries" by Tennessee Williams, "Roh ka Natak," "Final Take" by Sheharyar Abrar, "AnarKali" by Imtiaz Ali Taj, "Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekov, "Taleem-e-Baleghan" by Khuwaja Moin-ud-din, “ Aoo Akhbar Parhain" by Saddat Hassan Mantoo, "Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr. Spenser Johnson, Eastern Musical Opera "Umer Marvi," and “Uff Yeh Biwian” by Imtiaz Ali Taj are a few of the performances that were deeply applauded by the mass and won great acclaims.
Besides the play production, ASSITEJ-Pakistan and Thespianz Theatre also aims to train the students and the theatre enthusiasts in the spheres of drama and dance. Throughout its history, they have conducted several five-week Play Production Workshops and seminars at various schools and institutes, which drew people from different walks of life. With a group of skilled trainers on board, the Thespianz Theatre has developed a new generation of artists and theatre patrons, who have made their mark in the theatrics.
Assitej Pakistan staunchly supports the emerging young talent in the country and firmly believes in harnessing their potentials for the promotion of theatre culture. And therefore, a large number of individuals belonging to the young populace have been seen participating in various theatrical activities.
One of the other dimensions of Assitej Pakistan entertainment prism is the dramatic dances. Over the years, the Dance Theatre has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Assitej Pakistan has introduced new forms of the artistic expression and the dance concepts to audiences across the country. The perceptions pertaining to the previously unexplored world of dance have been revolutionized and people have been made aware of the art of dance through the performances being organized by Thespianz Theatre and ASSITEJ-Pakistan.
The ASSITEJ-Pakistan will continue infusing a novel aesthetic sense amongst the theatre buffs and will keep exploring lives and voices of the people through the didactic dramaturgy and the dramatic
Written by: Sarah Rahman, Content Writer, Assitej Pakistan.