PNCA to organise `National Theatre Festival’ on eve of Independence Day

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ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP): Pakistan National Council of the Arts
(PNCA) would organise “National Theatre Festival 2017” in connection
with Independence Day celebrations from July 25 till August 12 here 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 said festival and avail a wonderful
opportunity to showcase their talent at National level and share
their ideas.
“For further details, the theater groups can contact PNCA on
051-9205389 or 051-9208810”, he said.
PNCA will pay an amount of Rs 1,50,000/- 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 performance can be of any kind but only in Urdu language.
The duration of the play must be within 70 to 100 Minutes. A correct
and 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.
Two or three copies of the play with excerpt to be performed must
be sent to PNCA, Repertory Drama Section no later than June 10
for scrutiny. The plays received after this date will only be
considered if any other group will withdraw from the festival. All
scripts should be properly typed in Urdu language.
All entries should be received through the Theater group
management on their official letter heads.
Only 25-30 best entries will be selected for their performance
in the festival. The schedule of the festival with the selected
plays will be announced after scrutiny on July 5 on PNCA website,
www.pnca.org.