PNCA to organise National Theatre Festival from Oct 30

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Islamabad, October 29, (APP):Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) would organise “National Theatre Festival 2017” from October 30 at PNCA Auditorium.
An official of PNCA told APP that the objective of the
festival is to foster healthy theatrical activities by providing a
National platform to the leading theater groups in the country.
He said that Theater Groups from all over the country were
invited to participate in the festival and avail a wonderful
opportunity to showcase their talent at National level and share
their ideas.
PNCA will pay an amount as a production
cost. The number of participants of each group would not be exceeded
12, including the Director, Producer, Actors, Technicians.
In case the number exceeds 12 members, the expenditures on
boarding and lodging will be borne by the group.
PNCA will provide lower AC return train fare for 10 members of
the group arriving from Sindh, Balochistan and AC return coach fare
will be given to groups from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and
Punjab.
Two Return Air Tickets will be provided for the Playwright,
director or producer of the play in case of coming from Sindh and
Balochistan.
PNCA will provide boarding and lodging for two nights (Maximum)
to the groups from Punjab, Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six nights’ maximum to the groups from Sindh, Balochistan, Southern
Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan for the 12 members of each group.
The duration of the play must be within 70 to 100 minutes. A
complete list of cast and crew is required for entry into the
festival.
Each group will use suggestive sets. The design of the set
will be provided to PNCA in advance. PNCA will provide the facility
of set Designer, Stagehands, electricians, carpenters to every
group.
Stage Props like sofa set, Beds, center table, Amirah, chairs
etc. will be provided by PNCA. Small props will be managed by the
groups.
PNCA will provide all available light and sound facilities
with technical staff to each group. Special light or sound effects
if any will be arranged by the group.
Only 25-30 best entries will be selected for their performance.