Peerzada is the Artistic Director of Puppet Division of the
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, President, International Puppet
Festival Pakistan & Unima Pakistan.
has experience in organizing cross cultural events. The company
has arranged over a thousand different programs, for children
and adults all over the country. Some of these shows are pioneering
efforts in the upcoming history of the performing arts.
Peerzada has worked with dedication for several years designing
programs to develop children's minds by making them aware of
visual arts as well as providing opportunities for them to participate
in the performing arts.
programs include child art festivals, art workshops and live
art demonstrations with children. To celebrate the international
Year of the Child in 1979, programs were specially designed,
keeping in view the development of the young minds, to create
an understanding of cross-cultural and socioeconomic problems
etc. Three major art festivals were held in which at least 35,000
children participated in about a span of one month.
1981 the child art festivals received entries that amounted
to a hundred thousand children. Slide shows and lectures were
organized at schools all along. These festivals proved to be
a great success because the message was sent across on various
themes specially "War & Peace".
Peerzada is a trained puppeteer. Professionally working since
1978, he gave regular performances in all the major towns of
Pakistan. The puppets have also given a sense of achievement
to Faizaan as an artist.
has created more than 1500 puppets for an assortment of puppet
plays based on themes like love, friendship generosity, peace
and kindness. The puppet theatre was running regularly during
the period 1980 on a daily basis with an average audience of
500 children per day, plus the National and International tours
that the company conducted, gathered an audience of almost two
hundred thousand people, where the programs were performed free
Peer Theatre workshop has held five International level Puppet
& theatre Festivals in which 42 countries participated in
five festivals with a total strength of 1295 foreign delegates,
performing, lecturing and research programs. In the eleven day
festivals almost 1,625,000 people attended the event in 1992,
1994, 1996 and 1997.
is the Artistic and Technical Director of First & Second
International Theatre & Dance Festival Pakistan 1996 &
has been a driving force to form UNIMA Pakistan. On 15th February,
1993 UNIMA Pakistan was formed. He is presently president of
UNIMA in Pakistan.
1976 he held his first principal exhibition at the American
Cultural Centre, Karachi and then approximately forty principal
exhibitions in Pakistan and sixteen art exhibitions in the United
States. He received much acclaim and honor in England, France,
Italy, Belgium, West Germany, Holland, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.
an extensive media coverage Faizaan Peerzada was interviewed
by television stations in the US and the UK. His very special
blend of eastern and western art drew enthusiastic responses,
particularly at the art demonstrations he held in London, Washington
and New York city.
his stay in the United States Faizaan Peerzada won two awards
in Washington D.C. And was selected to donate his paintings
to the Kennedy Center for an auction to benefit handicapped
children. Faizaan Peerzada also organized a special exhibition
for Quaid-e-Azam in Washington D.C.
is a modern expressionistic painter who is presently dedicated
to working with puppets.