Islamabad - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has invited entries for the participation in ‘National Theatre Festival 2017’ from various theatre groups. PNCA is organising the festival at Council Auditorium Islamabad from July 25 till August 12 2017. The festival is being held in connection with the 70 years of Pakistan Independence day celebrations.

The Objective of the festival is to foster healthy theatrical activities by providing a national platform to the leading theatre groups in the country. An official of PNCA told APP that the Council invited all the theatre groups from all over the country to participate in the said festival and avail a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talent at National level and share their ideas with likeminded theatre enthusiasts.

“PNCA will pay an amount of Rs 0.15 million as a production cost,” he said. Two or Three copies of play with excerpt to be performed must be sent to PNCA, Repertory Drama Section no later than June 10, 2017 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 theatre group management on their official letter heads. A related person with his/her official details and contact numbers must be mentioned for future correspondence. Only 25 to 30 best entries will be selected for their performance in the festival.