Theatre Wallay and Ithaca College join hands to record Voices of Partition


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The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, awarded Ithaca College faculty member Kathleen Mulligan a grant for her sabbatical project “Voices of Partition,” a theatrical production based on the narratives of survivors of the violent 1947 partition of Pakistan and India.

Mulligan, associate professor of theatre arts, will join with the Theatre Wallay acting company in January to collect survivor narratives, then return in April under the Fulbright Specialist Program to collaborate with Theatre Wallay to create an original theatre piece. The production is slated to open in Islamabad, tour to Lahore, and then be brought to Ithaca College in the fall of 2015.

This will be Mulligan’s third trip to Pakistan under the Fulbright Specialist Program. She will be accompanied during her January visit by theatre alumna Sarah Herbert-Johnson ’12, who volunteers with the Performing Arts for Social Change initiative.