KARACHI – Kumak Pakistan, an NGO set out for Philanthropy, organized a theatre workshop for school students on the first day of Lyari Literature Festival 2019 at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Karachi.
The theatre workshop comprised of three stages: 1) introductory remarks to elaborate on theatre and its brief history, 2) theatre performances by the team consisting the art of monologues, impromptu and roleplays, followed with 3) theatre acts by students in teams. Each phase with a brief interval to plan plots.
The students, having internalized the skills and lessons showcased and delivered, then actively and enthusiastically participated in the acts and realized their ‘artists within’ and planned their activities and plots within only moments for lay out.
The literature festival 2019 is the first of its sort to have been set up in Lyari following in the footsteps of Karachi Literature Festival and Sindh Literature Festival respectively, happening in the metropolis for years.
KUMAK – a Persian word meaning Battalion – is a youth-led initiative that was started in 2008 by some earnest university students. Today, KUMAK Pakistan is an arduous effort of a small battalion of young individuals, who are efficient, hardworking and enthusiastic about solving problems that our society is currently facing.