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August 11, 2020

Ajoka’s art students showcase talent

National

August 11, 2020

LAHORE: Students of Ajoka Institute’s online the art of writing class displayed their impressive talent at a dramatic readings session live-streamed on Facebook.

Five scripts developed during the two-month dramatic writing course mentored by eminent playwright and Ajoka’s Executive Director Shahid Nadeem were presented. The writers addressed themes such as corruption and transgender rights as well as the stories related to human relations and conflicts.

The writers included Khushboo Rafiq, Feza Farooq, Marwa Sohail, Sonia Shabir, Bisma Ghazal, Usama Tahir and Jahanzeb Mufti. Ajoka Institute Director Nirvaan Nadeem, while speaking at the opening of the event, greeted the students for their dedication and creativity despite the challenges of the corona pandemic and technical hurdles.

Shahid Nadeem said that the experiment of Ajoka’s online classes and presentations has been very successful and hoped that a new virtual theatre may emerge to complement the on-ground theatre.

The students expressed their gratitude to Ajoka for providing the platform to them and Shahid Nadeem for his mentoring. Due to great demand, Ajoka is now running two parallel classes both for writing and acting students. The students from other countries are also enrolling for the classes.