Amrika Chalo (Destination: USA)
Written and directed by Pakistan’s leading theater artist, Shahid Nadeem, from Lahore’s Ajoka Theatre, this hilarious send-up of US-Pakistani relations set in the visa office at the US Embassy in Islamabad explodes stereotypes through satire. This workshop production featured Pakistani artists from Ajoka Theatre as well as guest US professionals and advanced students.
This event was part of the Myriad Voices Festival, which over two years brings together artists whose work engages with Syria, the Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, the United States, and more, with scholars, policymakers, faculty, and students across the disciplines. Myriad Voices is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP); Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Grants Program, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. The festival is also presented in collaboration with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Bridges of Understanding, and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.