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The Peace Troupe

A REGION WIDE THEATRE & WORKSHOPS CAMPAIGN

“Women Rights, Interfaith and CVE”

Thespianz’s Peace Troupe went to the major districts of Sindh region for spreading awareness about women rights, transgender rights, counter violence and extremism and interfaith harmony.

SDG Goals Achieved!

Thespianz Achieved SDG Goal 5
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Thespianz Achieved SDG Goal 17

Following UN SDG Goals Achieved!

  • Goal #10 Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal #5 Gender Equality
  • Goal #4 Quality Education
  • Goal #17 Partnerships for the Goals

Highlights

About Project:

‘The Peace Troupe’ is a series of theatre performances catered the people of all ages generally and youth particularly. The unique aspect of the nature of the project is that it has created an all-round impact utilizing the youth-led model and nurturing local partnerships. As part of the project, 12 performances have been conducted spreading over a period of 10 months and covering at 6 cities/districts in Sindh. The project partnered with a local youth-led organization in each city/district has performed and ensured that while performing, it will empower the local organization by training them as theater artists. As a result, while the project was moving on to its next destination, the local organization is now very well-equipped to continue performing for local audiences and sensitized more and more people on the said values. The project has directly target/impact 4000 community members across all cities/districts.

Females

Participated

Males

Participated

Outcome

Achieved

Thespianz Peace Troupe - Kaalakaar (1)

Play Synopsis

Kaala..Kaar is a hilarious theatre production of Thespianz under the umbrella of “The Peace Troupe” venture. The play is based on various viral things phenomenon on the planet these days. Play’s story revolving around a witty character “Mr. Mir Farman Malethi” and his troll junior “Chhotu”.
Story commence from Farman’s consultancy office where he and Chhotu trolls with the customers those emerges with dissimilar issues at Farman’s office and provided with the unwise but tangible solutions by Farman and his assistant. Story revolves more interestingly when a forged business man appears and poses him to make a short film, Farman deals with the businessman optimistically and acquired the project of short film making against few hundreds bucks. As Farman doesn’t had any previous know-how of film making, he starts casting random people for this film such as a beggar, a girlish boy and an unsuccessful model. When they all gathered in Farman’s office then the shooting situation came into view in a hilarious manner.
By working with these characters, somehow Farman rendered an outstanding short film which was based on current social issues of Pakistan. Farman uploaded this video on Youtube and got nominated for Oscar award on this short film.
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Theatre Workshops

In the theatre workshops sessions in 6 cities of Sindh, all new participants came out from different university’s drama clubs, few of local trainer groups, groups of documentary makers, U.S. alumni and access alumni, corporate sector people, and few entrepreneurs from corporate sectors along with some bankers were the part of the theatre workshops. All of them were amazed and excited while they have been mixed through a theatre game with very new people those were unknown to them. The sessions went epic! in which all participants had fun with learning. The certificate distribution ceremony took place after each session.
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Project Overall Impact

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To Peace Promotion


As a result of this project, the following objective achieved:
1. Fought intolerance in the society by spreading the messages of peace through theatre
2. Promoted public theatre as an art form by empowering amateur theatre groups, established long-lasting partnerships and reached out to marginalized communities
3. Empowered youth by exposing them to the craft and provided them such constructive platforms to practice the craft as well as pursue peaceful choices.

IMPACT
IN NUMBERS

13

Performances
10

Areas Covered
5764

People Watched
3529

Changed Mind

Project Locations:

 

Karachi | Jamshoro | Nawabshah | Khairpur | Sukkur | Jacobabad

Location Significance:

The selected project locations are the major cities of Sindh containing many prestigious educational institutes and have a number of immature theatre groups that have been targeted through this project for providing them awareness about unity, peace, respect and love as well as trained for for a comprehensive theatre arts training.

Success Story - Peace Troupe - Kaalakaar Thespianz

Success Story


She is a Media sciences student in Bahria College Karachi. She attended the theatre workshop on 24 April 2017, she described about herself that she is a valiant and influenced student of her university but she didn’t get any platform to show her abilities. When her teacher assigned her as a CR of the batch who was coming to attend our theatre workshop and theatre play she got something where she could utilize her capabilities. By initiating activities, volunteering for others and managing the batch, Saffa marked her quality in our mind. After the session, we have communicated with her and ask about her, and then she told us that she is the CR of this batch and she supposed to manage them all. She also described that she learned a lot from these activities and now she is willing to stage her own social theatre play utilizing her class students and the attendees of the theatre workshop – Peace Troupe. We encouraged her and offered her that we (Faisal Malik artistic director Thespianz and Nouman Mehmood associate director Thespianz) will provide you counseling, supervision and direction for initiating this theatre play in your university premises. She was really happy and praised Thespianz’s efforts in a good manner.
In earlier May 2017, Saffa called us and said that she has prepared a script which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play “Othello”. She customized that play and named it “Nidamat-e-Shak” which means “Guilt on Doubt” and she wanted our help to organize this play in professional manner. We went there and helped her to organize this play, she said that “Sir I was really amazed when you have been so nice to me and you actually came out to help us as you have committed, and I was not expecting that you will help us after accomplishing your session”. After staging a successful thought provoking social theatre “Nidamat-e-Shak” in her university, Saffa is now an official drama club in-charge in Bahria University and now she initiates social and entertainment based theatres, short skits, improvisation sessions and beginners theatre workshops for Bahria university and always gets in touch with us in kind of any support.

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