Ajoka created history by presenting the first-ever online theater play on Friday 24 July. Live streamed on Facebook the play was produced on Zoom social media platform . The play “Manto Online “, an adaptation of Ajoka’s acclaimed Manto Nirvaan Nadeem and presented by Ajoka’s cating class students. ◦ This was an experimental production in which actors from various cities including Lahore, Karachi and Houston, Texas participate via zoom app. Despite the limitations, the play gave the feel of live theatre and audience felt that they were the play on one stage. The production received massive applause on Facebook and youtube.
The actors expressed their gratitude for Ajoka Institute and director Nirvaan Nadeem for the opportunity to be a part of such a path-breaking experiment. ◦ Ajoka Institute director Nirvaan Nadeem appreciated the hard work and creativity of the students and announced that Ajoka will continue to defy Coronavirus challenge and further develop the online theatre format . ◦ Ajoka Executive Director Shahid Nadeem said Ajoka Theatre is working on a new play developed for online format.
The cast of the play included Feza Farooq, Usama Shah, Jahanzeb Khan, Jawad Tariq, Ahmad Ali, Saad Syed, Asad, Anam Jalil.
“Manto Online” is available for viewing on Ajoka’s Facebook page and Youtube channel.