GLOSS Issue 4 ( November / December 2017 ) - Page 19

Hamza, like every human, was imperfect. Despite going into acting, he still had stage fright which he overcame by trusting in his skills and continued the course for the next 3 years. He was also a part of the dance society during his university time. As of now, he is waiting to submit his thesis, graduate from NCA and continue his journey finding and visualising stories for his films in everyday situations. There are never too many stories you hear when you sit down with an artist. We sip our coffee just as Hamza recalls his first theatre experience. “The first time I did theatre, I couldn’t absorb the character and I had to attend workshops to learn the skills of how to get into character in every different situation,” Hamza tells GLOSS. The excitement in his tone and the glow in his eyes have us in admiration, “The situation I was given was post-partition in a café based in Karachi. It was a café opened before partition, but was still operating in Pakistan.” “My role was that of an 83-year-old sweeper and in that 32-minutes play I had just one dialogue, ‘You only get a mother once, not again and again.’” The tiny details that Hamza recalls from the play are so beautifully conveyed that they leave us in awe. From the setting up of props