The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative is proud to host actors Sania Saeed and Nimra Bucha at LUMS, in the run-up to Olomopolo Media's new play Mushk - Fragrance. There will be a small presentation followed by an interactive discussion with the audience on gender, theatre and love.
Discussion on Love, Gender & Theatre with Sania Saeed and Nimra Bucha
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Auditorium A-11, Academic Block, LUMS
Sania Saeed is a veteran actor from Pakistan, with a career spanning more than two decades. She currently serves as the president of OLOMOPOLO Media, and was the founding member and producer of Katha Theater, an organization committed to bring theatre to the masses. Sania’s accolades include acting awards by PTV and LUX Style Awards. Most recently recognized for her portrayal of Safiyah in the film ‘Manto’ by the ARY Jury Award, she is no stranger to being in the spotlight for outstanding work. She was also part of the team that was recognized by the Population Communications International (PCI). She has represented Pakistan at the Emmys and Banff television festival in Canada. Her educational background of psychology and sociology lends itself well to her understanding of the human condition which she translates beautifully into her art, engrossing the audience in her characters.
Nimra Bucha is a television and stage actor, working in Pakistan and the UK. She has appeared in a variety of television serials including Daam, Mera Yaqeen, Baandi to name a few. She made her onscreen debut in Manto, playing the role of Manto’s alter ego, and continued to work on films like Ho Mann Jahaan, Jeewan Hathi and Azad. She has also devised and performed the one woman show, The Dictator’s Wife for Chaudhry Channan Productions and was also the director and actor in Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat. She has also been involved with theatre productions by the NAPA Repertory Theatre.
OLOMOPOLO Media has established itself as a cultural and social enterprise, pivoted around the design, production, promotion and training of performing arts and visual media. Since its establishment in 2013, OLOMOPOLO has been producing and conducting various projects for social intervention. The core objective of the organization is to enhance the value of visual and performing arts and promote social sensitization around certain issues. Theatre has been its main driving force with at least 4 productions every year.