The Elocution Society of Lady Shri Ram College for Women acknowledges and appreciates the power of the Spoken Word as a means to touch a chord in people’s lives, and in the greater scheme of things, try to make a positive impact in their lives as well.Through accents, sounds, languages, music, mime and mimicry, poetry and prose, verses and satire, we hope to take our audience into a world that’s at the same time outside of and within themselves.
Coordinators: Kartika Menon, Arundhati Subhedar
Staff Advisor :
Suruchi S.P(Convener), Indrani Banerjee, Shinumol TC, Bhawana Arora, Sucheta
Society E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elocution Society started the academic year with a performance for the College Orientation. This was followed by a series of flash performances which led up to the Society Orientation at the end of July. Seven people from the Independence Day auditions, including many new students, were selected to be a part of a pilot project where, following a month of voice-training and writing workshops, their original pieces were put up on a YouTube page.
The week after the Independence Day production saw the society conduct the annual freshers’ competition, which saw huge participation from an eager bunch of first year students.
The Independence Day production and the YouTube video series was followed by the Teachers’ Day production that saw a light-hearted performance which was structured in the form of a radio show and drew quite a few laughs from the audience. This was followed by the first collaboration of the year in which a spoken word event was conducted- Free the Verse.
The society conducted a couple of informal voice training workshops. A screening of bizarre yet viral YouTube videos was conducted, which was followed by a discussion exploring the causes propelling their popularity, and the session proved to be quite popular with the participants.
A fiction and poetry writing workshop by poet and editor Dibyajyoti Sarma was organised in collaboration with Poetry Couture as part of pre- Tarang events. For Tarang, the society hosted two events–Slam Nation, the slam poetry competition and Tale Spinner, the storytelling competition. The Annual Production, titled Metanoia. (n.,) which is about a coin-operated boy seeking to find himself in post-nuclear war dystopia was performed to a full house