Theatron- National Drama Festival held at IBA
March 1, 2019: The Dramatics Society of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi organized a three-day National Drama Festival JS Bank presents Theatron from February 26-28, 2019, at IBA, main campus. The event was attended by IBA students, alumni, staff, faculty and students from other universities across Pakistan. The Executive Director, IBA Dr Farrukh Iqbal graced the event as the chief guest.
Teams from different universities including National University of Medical Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, Punjab University, Government College University Lahore, Iqra University, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Business Management, Greenwich University, Karachi Theatre Productions, Mistagh Foundation and Aga Khan University participated in the festival. The team from Punjab University won a cash prize of Rs. 100,000 for an outstanding performance in Meraas.
The competition not only entailed theatrical performances but also included activities for participants like Scavenger Hunt and a round of Talent Face Off, followed by a Laughter Eve which was hosted by two renowned comedians, Akbar Chaudry and Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Esteemed judges like Madam Durdana Butt, Mr. Farhan Ali Agha and Mr. Faakhir Mehmood were present to encourage the participants and to boost their confidence.
Patron of the IBA Dramatics Society Dr. Junaid Alam said, "the objective of JS Bank presents Theatron was to encourage students to come forward and show their skills and talents on a platform. It marked the revival of theatre and provided a platform to the youth of Pakistan to showcase their talent."
The event was sponsored by KFC, Ten Sports, Ideas, Avari Towers, Zong, and other media partners.