Leading up to the Karachi opening of the OLOMOPOLO theatre production, MUSHK, (3 – 5 November, 2017 at Karachi Arts Council ) T2F welcomes leading ladies and veteran actors, Sania Saeed and Nimra Bucha for a presentation, panel discussion and meet & greet to discuss the performance, which explores the concept that individuals are inherently ‘unknowable’.
Tickets for MUSHK will also be available at the event.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Reclusive genius, Sophiya fails to shoot an unwelcomed intruder – the journalist, Zoay, determined to interview her for her latest novel. But as Zoay continues to force her way into Sophiya’s solitude, it becomes clear that she knows more than she should about this epistolary romance between the author and a mysterious man. Paring away each other’s lies and evasions, their interaction reveals an increasingly complex pattern in an apparently simple melody. Through the story, the characters will realize what love is, and that things are not really as what they seem.
ABOUT THE THE PANEL
Sania Saeed is a veteran actor from Pakistan, her career spans over more than two decades. Being part of numerous award winning productions, from the small screen and the stage, Sania is the hallmark for quality entertainment work. She currently serves as the president of OLOMOPOLO Media, and was the founding member and producer of Katha Theater, an organization committed to bring theatre to the masses. Sania’s accolades include acting awards by PTV and LUX Style Awards. Most recently recognized for her portrayal of Safiyah in the film ‘Manto’ by the ARY Jury Award, she is no stranger to being in the spotlight for outstanding work. She was also part of the team that was recognized by the Population Communications International (PCI). She has represented Pakistan at the Emmys and Banff television festival in Canada. Her educational background of psychology and sociology lends itself well to her understanding of the human condition which she translates beautifully into her art, engrossing the audience in the situation of her character.
Nimra Bucha is a television and stage actor in Pakistan and the UK. She has appeared in a variety of television serials including highly spoken of shows like Daam, Mera Yaqeen, Baandi to name a few. She made her onscreen debut in Manto, playing the role of Manto’s alter ego, and continued to work on films like Ho Mann Jahaan, Jeewan Hathi and Azad. She has also devised and performed the one woman show, The Dictator’s Wife for Chaudhry Channan Productions and was also the director and actor in Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat. She has also been involved with theatre productions of NAPA Repertory Theatre.
AN OLOMOPOLO MEDIA PRODUCTION
OLOMOPOLO Media has established itself as a cultural and social enterprise, pivoted around the design, production, promotion, advocacy and training of performing arts and visual media. Since its establishment in 2013, OLOMOPOLO has been producing and conducting various projects for social intervention. The core objective of the organization is to enhance the value of visual and performing arts in facilitating social sensitization for public awareness exploring narratives addressing ethical development and socio-cultural sophistication.
Theatre, being our forte, has been our driving force for making our mark. Every year, we produce at least 4 productions that reflect on our goals. Teesri Dhun – The Third Tune, Pakistan’s first ever documentary theatre on transgender lives, Likhay Jo Khatt Tujhey… Letters of Love, celebrating Urdu literature, Absolut Manto, celebrating Saadat Hasan Manto’s life, works and philosophy of tolerance, Lorilei – A Meditation on Loss, a story based on the true story of Lorilei Guillory, her journey to cope with the death of her son and her realization of the ineffectiveness of the death penalty for her son’s murderer, and Limbo – Dramatic Reading of Letters of Prisoners on Death Row are just some of the examples of projects that we have undertaken and produced.
Date: 31st October 2017
Entry: Free (donations welcome)