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The Theater of Cultural Diplomacy: A Director’s Notes from Pakistan

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Allen Nause, Producing Artistic Director of Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre, talks about his recent experiences in Pakistan as a US Cultural Envoy, where he directed a production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple through the Pakistan National Council for Arts.  A US-Pakistani collaboration, the project hoped to illuminate how, “Like Oscar and Felix, we can all learn to live together,” said US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter. For this multimedia presentation, Nause touches on the challenges of a working across cultures, why,  now more than ever, cultural diplomacy matters, and  what he learned from teaching workshops to over a hundred students and professionals in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.

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