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Kamal Rizvi’s Khoya Hua Aadmi to be staged at Napa from 4th

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KARACHI: The next production to be staged at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will be Khoya Hua Aadmi written by Kamal Ahmed Rizvi as a tribute to the legendary actor and playwright, it was announced at a press conference on Monday. The play will be directed by Napa faculty member Khalid Ahmed, who […]

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Indonesian, Pakistani artistes come together for culture

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Karachi: The Indonesian cultural night at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) the other evening was a real gala event and turned out to be a real source of pleasure for an otherwise entertainment-starved citizenry. The evening got going with a folk music piece rendered on the transverse flute by Ustad Salamat Hussain, with […]

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Napa’s young directors take the lead

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KARACHI: November at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will witness the Young Director’s Theatre Festival with six plays exclusively directed by Napa graduates as part of the line-up. “Our young graduates are our primary responsibility and so this year we have decided to provide them with a platform to direct plays with a […]

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In theatre—Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar—dead men tell tales

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KARACHI: The third presentation of the Napa — I am Karachi Theatre Series, Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar, held at the PACC on Thursday, had the makings of a superior dramatisation. With supernatural elements woven into the corroding social fabric of a city in despair, the play unfortunately fell through on many fronts. It begins […]

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I am Karachi Theatre Series: Madya not Medya—media through the lens of satire

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KARACHI: Improvisational theatre was the offering at the second day of the Napa-I am Karachi Theatre and Music Series. Presented by the theatrical group Zahrss, the play called Madya not Medya, depicted, through satire, what is shown in the media, and the manner in which it controls the trajectory of our thoughts, views and opinions. […]

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‘I Am Karachi’ theatre, music festival all set to start today

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Karachi: The ‘Napa I Am Karachi Theatre and Music Series 2015’ is envisaged as a series of performances showcasing the complexity and diversity of the city of Karachi. The festival director and a consortium member of ‘I Am Karachi’, Zain Ahmed, expressed these views while speaking at a press conference at the National Academy of […]

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Shakuntala from 17th

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will present Kalidasa’s play Shakuntala from April 17 to 27, announced the artistic director of the Napa Repertory Theatre, Zain Ahmed, at a press conference on Thursday evening. Mr Ahmed said the play was directed by Sunil Shankar and himself, while Napa graduate Ahsan Bari had composed […]

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Tense moments with Death and the Maiden

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Karachi: The third NAPA theatre festival closed with Fawad Khan’s Raagni, and if anyone wondered whether this year’s closer would leave as much of an impression as the previous couple of years’ did, the answer is yes. The best, as they say, was saved for last, and was a happy surprise in terms of direction […]

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Ajoka plays at Napa begin today

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KARACHI: Lahore-based Ajoka Theatre is to stage two plays as a tribute to a great freedom fighter of Punjab, Bhagat Singh, during the ongoing international theatre festival at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), Karachi, on March 14 and 15. ‘Rang de Basanti’ is to be staged on March 14 while ‘Lo Phir Basant […]

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NAPA International Theatre Festival 2014: The Opening Act

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KARACHI: Zia Mohyeddin is an artiste who has remained in the limelight for so long that he has now started running away from it. And rightly so; after all, if he stays in public even for a moment, he never fails to attract a horde of people hailing from different generations. But the National Academy […]

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Auditions to accompany film festival

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KARACHI: Although still in its infancy, the Sindh International Film Festival has got its guests excited. One of them is the face of independent cinema in India, film director Onir, who is attending the festival as one of its official guests and as a member of its jury. “For me the most exiting part is […]

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Music conference begins with eclectic mix of performances

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KARACHI: Inspiring instrumentals, decent vocal performances and a bit of dance recital marked the first day of the two-day All Pakistan Music Conference on Friday evening on the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) premises. The first item of the 10th annual conference was a dance performance by Sheema Kermani’s students after which the music […]

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Napa brings double bill to playgoers

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KARACHI: The Napa Repertory Theatre will present two plays Badshahat Ka Khatma (based on Sadat Hasan Manto’s story) and Rajinder Singh Bedi’s Naql-i-Makani, both directed by Khalid Ahmed, from April 18. The double bill will run every week from Thursday to Sunday till May 5. This was announced by the Repertory Theatre’s artistic director Zain […]

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Ragas, ghazals and opera

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Peerzada Salman and Madeeha Syed KARACHI: The last set of the National Academy of Performing Arts classical music shows as part of its second annual festival ended with Napa students presenting some famous ghazals composed in afternoon ragas on Sunday. Noted music composer Arshad Mahmud briefed the audience on the very few afternoon ragas that […]

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