After Taqseem – consolidating the work

It’s been a busy month this September with preparations for Taqseem – our new Manto readings on Partition and the two performances at T2F and at CBEC-SIUT. It is heartening to note that our audience is growing, and while we welcomed our regular followers this time we were also pleased to see many new faces, especially an increase in younger people in the audience. This is encouraging and we find the statistics on our Facebook page showing the age group accessing our page to be between 25 and 34 years. We are even more delighted that we got an unexpected high number in the audience at CBEC-SIUT and that Dr Adeeb Rizvi, despite his incredibly busy schedule, sat through the entire performance. A privilege for us indeed!

There is always much activity around a performance, apart from the reading itself; rehearsals, publicity, designing the poster and essentially organising the entire ritual around the performance. As we conclude the sixth project this month, we have consolidated our work by:

– setting up a new Facebook page

– uploading new audio clips from Taqseem on our WordPress page

 – updating our WordPress ABOUT page to include not just all our activities, but also introduce you to all the people who work with us with a view to acknowledge their contribution to Zambeel Dramatic Readings.

We have also been consolidating this information for all our new entrants in our mailing list. With a fast growing database, we have welcomed many new names this month that have signed up for our mailing list since the last two performances of Taqseem.

We welcome your input via email or as posts on our WordPress page. Please let us know what you think of our work, our web pages and what you would like to hear from us.


About zambeeldramaticreadings

Zambeel Dramatic Readings aims to present texts in Urdu and English rendered in their dramatised form, to create a dynamic collusion between literature and performance. Referencing traditions of storytelling and the contemporary form of the radio play, our works traverse time and geographical boundaries to interpret and enliven narratives through sound and recitation.
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