The First International Theatre & Dance Festival, was the first of its kind to be held in Pakistan, through the gigantic effort put in by the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. Pakistani Theatre, over the last forty years, has made steady progress to warrant the holding of a theatre festival in which companies and groups from all over the world participate and share their creative experiences with the local groups. This proliferation of theatre activity has included comedies and farces, ever so successful commercially, and off beat plays meant for a smaller but a more serious audience.

The Festival comprised of plays both of foreign and local theatre companies, exhibition of theatrical masks, puppets, and posters and a series of lectures and workshops on the problems facing theatre in particular and the performing arts in general.

FOREIGN GROUPS
The Danceteatret Terpsichore
University of Northumbria
Michael McEcvoy
Gerda S. Roper
Helen Baker Adler
Richard Stourac
Fiona McPeake
Theatre Faisko
Uckermarkischen Buhnen Schwedt
Euro Theatre Central Bonn
Grips Theatre Gmbh
The Rustaveli Theatre
Teater Keliling
Erstes & Einziges
Teatro Delle Redici
Theatre Compagine Markus Zohner
Klara Theater Productions
Golden Gate Theatre

Denmark
England
England
England
England
England
England
Finland
Germany
Germany
Germany
Georgia
Indonesia
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Swtizerland
Ukraine


LOCAL GROUPS

Tehrik-e-Niswan
Ajoka Theatre
Lahore Arts Council
Afshar Malik
Naya Theatre
Punjab Lok Rehas
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
Pothohar Swang Arts Society
Sheem Kirmani

EXHIBITIONS
Gerda S. Roper (England)
Helen Baker Adler (England)
Richard Stourac (England)
Fiona McPeake (England)
Faizaan Peerzada
William Barran
The British Council
Durre Samin Peerzada
Afshar Malik

Sponsors : Coca Cola, Life Buoy Plus, Lipton, The News,
The Norwegian Embassy, Lahore Arts Council, PNCA