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Constellations: A Performance Art Piece Written by Nick Payne


One relationship. Infinite possibilities. ‘Let’s go for a drink. I don’t know what I’m doing here anyway. One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again’. Nick Payne’s “Constellations” is a play about free will and friendship; it’s about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. The play will be performed in an unconventional way, and aims to bring something new to Karachis creative scene. The performance will be an immersive experience for the audience members. It will showcase a reading of the play. From time to time the actors will also physically perform the play. After the performance there will be a Q & A session, and the floor will be open to a live discussion with the audience about the text itself, its impact on the performers and the importance of experimental performances within Karachi’s art scene.

About the Performers:

Ahmed Majeed Agloria is currently enrolled in the 2-year conservatory program at the Lee Strasberg theatre and film institute – studying method acting. In the last 8 years Ahmed has been a part of 9 theatre productions in Karachi having worked with Shah Shahrahbeel twice. Along with acting in theatre Ahmed has also ventured into directing, his show “Out Of Order” opened to packed audiences, and followed a successful run. He has acted in various Pakistani TV productions for Geo. Along with TV Serials, he also acted in a Mothers day commercial for Walls. Ahmeds passion for performance drives him to revolutionise what it means to be a performer in Pakistan today.

Ayla Khan is an undergraduate student at Yale University and a prospective English language & literature major, with a concentration in human rights theory. Her passion for theatre stems from her childhood, where she would actively take part in school performances. Ayla has since performed as an actress in various productions such as: Alice In Wonderland, Macbeth, Mikado, Caught In The Net and others. At Yale she has been a part of experimental plays which are written or compiled by students, and focus more on the themes and performance than the publicity and audience. Performing arts plays a major role in Ayla’s life, she hopes to complete her degree and return to Pakistan in order to further her work in the field of performing arts.

Event Name: Constellations: A Performance Art Piece Written by Nick Payne
Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.
Date: Thursday, 16th August 2018
Time: 07:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Registration Fee: Rs. 500/-
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962327854058519/

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