Dhwani : ANDC Theatre Society

Convenor: Dr. Monica Misra (Department of Zoology)

Acharya Narendra Dev College, Dramatics Society was initiated as Reflections-Pratibimb in 2003. Dr. Monica Misra as Convenor directed three plays “बगियाबांछारामकी”, “ गधेकीबारात” and “ कल्लूनाईएमबीबीएस” staged in the College Annual Day functions in 2003,2006 and 2007. The Indian Womens Association on 24th Sept. 2003 held competition on National Integrationin Hindu College, University of Delhi, where the Dramatics Society won certificates for the play “मतबांटो इंसानोंको” The College Theatre Society renamed DHWANI allows the students to showcase their artistic talent and creative skills. Besides routine skits, street plays etc., DHWANI also nurtures personal growth by inculcating a sense of responsibility, trust and resourcefulness. It provides a platform for students to exhibit their acquired skill-set in the form of a mega Annual Theatre Production each year – the society has gained repute for putting up the most professional of productions among the theatre circles. In order to empower students with self-confidence and effective communication skills, the college believes in using theatre as an enabling medium. Theatre also allows one to hone skills to promote effective communication, dynamic leadership, critical thinking and decision-making, besides the ability to think creatively and act confidently through acting, improvisations, performances and scripting. The college has staged nine annual theatre productions - ‘सौमेंलगाधागा', ‘यहदागउजाला’, ‘खुलजासिम', ‘Spartacus - The Broken Shadows’, ‘Kasauti- The Quest for Truth’, ‘Wajood - Men Without Shadows’, ‘Ajab Nagaria Gajab Tamasa’, ‘तुगलक’ and `लीला' since 2011 to give students a platform for showcasing their acting skills. The participants have realized that theatre has helped them in building their confidence and overcoming hesitations and stage-fear, thus acquiring proficiency and dexterity, developing their personality overall.

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