5 Days: A Work in Progress

Saturday 14 August
Strand Arts Centre

TIME: 6pm


Writer Joe Nawaz never imagined his family’s first visit to the land of their father, Rab, would be in search of his grave and the people who put him there. 5 Days is Joe’s latest work recounting a surreal odyssey, from getting ‘the phone call’ to standing by a graveside alongside armed guards in the wilds of northern Pakistan. Joe sketches some of the history of Pakistan and its surprising parallels with Ireland as we approach the 75th anniversary of Indian partition. Joe will be in conversation with director Fionnuala Kennedy discussing the challenges involved in bringing this timely work to the stage, intercut with exclusive extracts from the working script. Join us afterwards for a glass of wine (a box of red and a box of white!)

This project development has been supported by EastSide Arts and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Stability & Renewal Programme for Organisations.