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Call for Personal Stories about the Third Ward and Karachi


For VBB’s next production, Third Worlds, a two-part project held in three residential homes in Houston’s Third Ward, VBB is asking YOU, as residents/ past residents of Houston’s Third Ward or of Karachi, Pakistan to send us your stories to the following email address: livingroomartstories@gmail.com

If selected, your narrative will be incorporated into a performance piece that will be part of the lineup for one or both evenings.
The deadline to mail in YOUR stories is midnight, Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The narratives can range in length from short pieces (250 words) to longer pieces (up to 1,500 words), and there is no limit on the topics you can explore. Please note, the selected works will kept anonymous but you will be notified that your story will be part of the Third Worlds production.

Some possible ideas to explore:
education (public, private, primary, secondary, higher education, Yates, Ryan, TSU, Dow Medical College, Karachi University etc); grandparents, uncles, aunts, family gatherings, weddings, funerals, birthday parties, engagements; dating, motherhood, fatherhood; conflict, violence; student action; disability; 1960s, 1947, 1971, other historic times; military regimes, democracy, voting; police presence; hurricanes, floods, electricity, mobile phones, water; political activity; neighborhood/border crossings; street games, street fights; child labor, poverty, homelessness, wealth; imprisonment; women’s rallies; sports (football, soccer, cricket, baseball, etc); religious spaces (shrines, churches, mosques etc.); graveyards; building demolitions; freeways, flyovers; changes in demography/landscape/road structures; traffic (bicycles, buses, trucks, donkey carts, motorbikes etc); art galleries, music concerts, poetry, performance, theatre, cinema houses; parties; hotels; late night eateries, other dining experiences; historic sites; commerce; places to shop (old shopping markets, new shopping malls, open markets, street food). The list is endless!

Please send your stories – we want to hear from YOU!

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