The Dramatics Society of Lady Shri Ram College aims to create awareness about theatre and its various aspects in young enthusiastic students of the college by bringing together people who are interested in the performing arts on a common platform.
Working tirelessly for the last 60 years to become one of the best college theatre groups, our productions are a result of intensive discussions and debates put together beautifully by our creative members. The society tries to address various social causes by understanding the dynamics and nuances of the world around us, by observing the grassroot issues closely and at other times, by imagining and creating a utopian world order as an alternative. All this, through the medium of theatre.
LSR Dramatics Society has its main events (Nukkad, the street play event and Yavnika, the stage play event) during the annual cultural fest of the college, Tarang, which marks the grand beginning of the 'Delhi University Theatre Circuit Season.
We have had the opportunity to work with many established directors, such as AnamikaHaksar and Arvind Gaur, and we hope to continue working with established names to help us direct our energies positively towards the field. This, we seek to achieve through fortnightly workshops arranged by the Society, which in turn, would lead to selection for working in college productions.
Dram(atic) Soc(iety) is the largest society in the college and one of the most active as well. It creates the space to learn, to embrace yourself, to make lasting friendships and to experience people at their creative best.
The Society actively takes part in inter-college festivals in and around Delhi. We practice forms such as street-theatre, spoofs and stage plays. During any given year, within college, we perform on Orientation Day, Independence Day, Teachers’ Day, Graduation Day, Inter-college theatre competition at Tarang etc.
President: K. Vaishnavi
General Secretary: KavyaKarnatac
Staff Advisors : Dr. KanchanVerma and Ms. PoojaSingal
The Dramatics society played an active role in all the cultural events in College, besides winning accolades for their street play and stage play performances outside College. An unusual orientation programme was planned to facilitate interaction with the new members of the society by organisingdifferent theatre games across various venues in College. Auditions were regularly conducted for all the productions of the society so that there could be maximum participation.
- The members of the society put up well received performances on Independence Day and Teachers’ Day. Mr. Anirudh Nair, a renowned actor and director with the Tadpole Repertory was invited to conduct a Physical Theatre Workshop from 8-10 October 2015 in which 27 Dramsoc members participated.
- The society organised Yavnika and Nukkad as a part of Tarang’16 and made the Nukkad event non-competitive for the first time. More than 50 Colleges from across the country participated in these two events.
- The first performance of the annual Street Production, Sun! Turehene de was held at Central Market, Lajpat Nagar on 19 December 2015. This production won prizes at several inter-college competitions and due to its powerful social message was invited to perform at a variety of fora by NGOs. The Street Play group was requested to perform as a part of the BetiBacahao, betiPadhao Aandolan in Panipat on 27 January 2016, as part of the One Billion Rising Campaign, New Delhi on 14 February 2016, as well as, at the National School of Drama as part of the Bharat Rang Mahaotsav. The team also performed at Sapera Basti, Najafgargh on 24 February 2016, at St Marks Senior Secondary School as a part of the Ateliers Theatre Festival, at DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj in association with ‘SHE’ NGO and at Laal Gumbad Basti, Nizammudin Basti and Connaught Place on International Womens’ Day in association with Swalambhan NGO, Save The Children Foundation and SEWA respectively. The group also performed at Dilli Haat as a part of the ‘Music for Harmony’ fest on 6 March 2016.
- Sun! Turehene de was placed first at Symbiosis Law School on 14 February 2016 and at SGND KHALSA College’s annual fest. Shraiya Singh won the best actor at Jesus and Mary College. The Street Play won the second prize at Dyal Singh (Morning) College on 4 February, at ZAKLIT, the annual fest of ZakirHussain College on 5 February 2016, at ZakirHussain Evening College on 10 February 2016, at Jamia Millia Islamia’s annual cultural fest on 17 February and at the Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce on 18 March 2016. It was placed third at Amity Law School on 18 February and at Jesus and Mary College on 16 March and won a Special Mention at the College of Vocational Studies. The piece reached the finals at MOOD INDIGO, the IIT, Mumbai fest on 20 December 2015 and was chosen to perform at PEHECHAN, the Delhi University Youth Festival.
- 9 Parts of Desire, the Annual Stage Production for the year 2015-16 won many laurels for the society. It made it to the finals of the prestigious Atelier’s Campus Theatre Festival and was invited to perform at Akshara Theatre on 6 March 2016. It won the Best Team/Play award at STAGECRAFT, the Jesus and Mary College Theatre competition and got selected for several stage play events such as ENGIFEST at Delhi Technical University, CONCOCTION at Kamala Nehru College and GOONJ’16 at Bhagat Singh Evening College. It was also performed at Miranda House.
- Dramsoc also participated in the National Inter-College Shakespeare Theatre Competition organised by the Shakespeare Society of India with an adaptation of Macbeth titled The Tragedy of Lady Macbeth. This piece was later performed at Akshara Theatre.