Theatre artiste Akram Feroze is on a mission of ‘Theatre at borders and world without borders campaign.’ Wearing a particular attire, Feroze is travelling throughout the country, mixing up his artistic passion and travelling.
His dressing style is such that it resembles with the popular revolutionary Che Guevara of Argentina.
Having little money in his pocket, Firoze started his journey in 2011 to support this different experiment. The biggest challenge which he faced was when he has to make his family understand about the things which he was doing.
“Even though I had less money at the time I started, a clear frame of mind helped me manage things,” he said.
Akram Feroze performing his play at College of Arts in Delhi. indianexpress
Feroze said that the idea of a world without borders may seem idealistic, but it is something he believes that people need to strive and change this idea into a realistic thing.
Sharing his memories, he talks about how he took lift from truck drivers and people whom he met during this journey.
An alumnus of Osmania University and resident of Hyderabad, he has tried various projects during his journey like ‘Cycle Natak’, Winter on Wheels, Two Wheels of Theater etc.
Feroze has got a world passport, provided under Article 13 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”
Surprisingly, merely a month after he started this project, on August 13, 2015, he was picked up by the Jaisalmer police as a suspect and was kept under custody for 20 days. With disappointment, Feroze said that the plea which was filed by his family was not even considered.
It was after the intervention of some activists that his bail plea was accepted.
His long term goals include continuing with the same plan of amalgamating theater with traveling.