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: Rishika Mody
General Secretary: Nishtha Shanti
Financial Secretary: V. Durgalakshmi
Staff Advisors : Dr. KanchanVerma and Ms. PoojaSingal
The Dramatics Society began the year by putting up a short play during the College Orientation followed by Orientation of the Dramatics Society. The society took part in an inter-Delhi University workshop, Aarambh’16. A physical theatre workshop by alumna Leah Grace Tenzing Namchyo saw the participation of many members.
The Society created a Blog and made an online archive of the past plays, by collecting photos, videos and scripts.
The society successfully organized a Pre-Tarang event which lasted for two days and saw the participation of over 50 colleges from all around Delhi. It included a talk by pioneers of street theatre, Sudhanvadesh Pandey and Moloyashree Hashmi on the first day and a solo performance of the play Chronicles of a Death Foretold by the theatre group Improper Fractions on the second day of the event. Yavnika, the Stage Play and Nukkad, the Street Play were also organized successfully as a part of Tarang 2017.
The Annual Street Production, Ek Shunya Nau Chaar, gave 66 performances during the season including a public performance at Palika Bazaar. The play was performed at Daulat Ram College and College of Business Studies. This was followed by performances in collaboration with the NGO Prayas, NGO Swalambhan, Justice Juvenile Centre and Apne Aap Women. Ek Shunya Nau Char also performed for the Sahitya Kala Parishad Festival, IGNOU on the occasion of International Women’s Day as well as Bharat Rang Mahaotsav organised by NSD. The play won laurels and awards at several competitions, making LSR proud.
The Annual Stage Production, Caffeine, explored war as a phenomenon of spaces and identities and opened its season with a public performance at Studio Safdar. It was performed at Indraprastha College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and SGTB Khalsa College.
The Society also had an Annual Public Production, Mathilukal, a Hindi adaptation of a Malayalam story based in prison cells. It gave a public performance at Safdar Studio and was performed in LSR college. The production was selected for the Street Festival, Ateliers and performed at Akshara Theatre and Padatik Studio in Kolkata.