AJOKA hosted Online Readings Event To Showcase New Talent

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir)  Ajoka theatre hosted an exclusive online dramatic reading event to showcase the creative skills and talent of aspiring writers on sunday 21st June. The first of its kind online reading event will be streamed live on Ajoka’s social media channels through Zoom. Four talented writers of Ajoka Institute’s Art of Writing-Batch 6 will present their exciting stories which they have developed under the mentorship of acclaimed playwright Shahid Nadeem, during 3 months writing course. The writers include Tariq Amin, Huda Imtiaz, Amna Shahzadi and Oneeb Khan. All writings have a contemporary relevance to the social and perspnal impact of Corona and subsequent lockdown. The titles of the scripts were Six Minutes, Ghounsla, Wake up Call and Chacha Chakor. All the reading went very well and was followed by interaction with the writers. The writers will be joined for the readings by Ajoka’s acting class students including Anam Jalil, Hamza Omar, Sabahat Moazzam and Sajjad Cheema. During the three-months long writing course, the students learned the essential techniques of concept and plot development characterization and script- writing and explored thought provoking topics with great blend of sentiments of joy, happiness, humor with social awareness themes in their final scripts. While talking about the reading event Ajoka’s Executive Director, Shahid Nadeem told that the course started as an on ground regular writing course but had to be converted to an on-line course due to the Pandemic and lockdwon. students were enrolled and taught in online writing class because of restrictions posed by corona pandemic and on the compilation of course. He added that all the writers are very promising and have put lot of effort to break the stereotype writing trend with innovative story telling. He hoped that the promise shown by new writers and actors will further develop and meet the growing demand of good writers and actors in media and theatre.

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