Ajoka Theatre is now opening a new Theater Festival in Lahore named Madeeha Gohar Theatre Festival in honor of its late founder Madeeha Gohar. The event will start from the 27th of September till 29th of September 2018 at Alhamra Hall, Lahore.
The three days event will see Madeeha Gohar’s hit plays being staged which will reflect her directorial and production genius. Plays like Kala Maida Bhes, Lo Basant Ayee and Bhula will be staged for the audience.
Madeeha Gohar, through her plays, earned international fame as her work not only addressed many social issues but also highlighted many social evils prevailing in our society and proposed what could be done.
“In her 34-year-long career, Madeeha produced wonderful plays and did her best for the promotion of theatre. She helmed 50 plays and also represented Pakistan internationally,”said Shahid Nadeem Director of Ajoka Theater and husband of Late Madeeha Gohar.
Madeeha Gohar passed away in April 2018 and in May Ajoka Theater organized an event in her memory” Celebrating Madeeha” which was attended by writers, intellectuals, theatre persons and activists from across the border who paid tribute to Madeeha’s vision, passion and her contribution to make Pakistani theatre internationally acclaimed.
Kewal Dhaliwal, a leading theatre director of eastern Indian Punjab also announced earlier that the Madeeha Gauhar Theater Festival would also be held annually in Amritsar too.