India, 7th Aug 2033: The Expressions Theatre Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, fueled by a consistent “thirst for theatre,” under the guidance of Ms. Sanya Taneja and Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan, is thrilled to announce Theatron 2023. This national-level theatre extravaganza marks the zenith of school theatre in India, encompassing 45 schools across the nation. The event, therefore, is not just about the performances on stage, but also about the collective experience shared by these 1,500 attendees, each of whom contributes to the vibrant atmosphere that defines Theatron.
The Expressions Theatre Club, revered as one of the most prestigious in the school theatre circuit, maintains a steadfast commitment to discipline, creativity, and ambition. Their illustrious history, including multiple victories at revered Inter-school competitions like the National Level IPSC Drama Festival and a film-making competition organized by the Australian High Commission, testifies to their dedication to the arts.
Theatron’s legacy has been graced by chief guests, guests of honor, and judges who have significantly contributed to theatre and related arts. Renowned personalities like Mr. Gulzar Sahab, Mr. Stephen Marazzi, Mr. Inderpal Singh, Mr. Imtiaz Ali, Mr. Amit Sharma, Mr. Vikrant Massey, Theatre Activist Mr. Rajesh Tiwari, Ms. Neelanjana Banerjee of indiapositive.com, and distinguished DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Mr. Sparsh Rana and Mr. Ajitabh Singh, have lent their support and expertise in the past.
Theatron 2023 presents a diverse spectrum of 11 distinct events, each reinforcing the transformative power of drama and dialogue. The lineup commences with “Nukkad Ki Goonj,” a street play event resonating with societal issues. Subsequently, the “Stage-a-thon” unfolds with original theatrical narratives, shifting gears to “Ads Act” – a platform for ad-enactment enthusiasts.
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“Thespian Coliseum” encapsulates the rich heritage of Shakespearean soliloquies, and the subsequent “Play-O-Poem” event breathes life into poems through creative enactments. “Lights, Camera, Action!” and “मकाfभनय” cater to aspiring filmmakers and silent storytellers respectively, providing them with a stage to articulate their visions.
The laughter and introspection in the air are credited to the “Stand-Up Comedy” event, which is followed by a vibrant fusion of two entertaining art forms in “Dance Drama”. Those passionate about courtroom dramas showcase their prowess in “RES IPSA LOQUITUR.” Finally, as a climactic touch, the lineup concludes with a surprise event – the “Bolt from the Blue.”
These events engage audiences with compelling themes that shed light on various social challenges. From environmental conservation to mental health, gender equality to societal stereotypes, each event initiates vital dialogues and fosters awareness. They’re not just designed to entertain but also to inspire change. The beauty of theatre at Theatron is that it blends fun with thoughtfulness, making every performance a playful yet insightful exploration of these critical issues. The enjoyment audiences derive from the performances is coupled with food for thought, underlining the unique essence of theatre.
Principal Ms. Padma Srinivasan expresses her anticipation, “Theatron offers a distinctive platform for our students to manifest their creative abilities and develop valuable skills. We look forward to an unforgettable and enriching event.”
Promoting the spirit of theatre, creativity, and camaraderie, Theatron 2023 is poised to extend its legacy of stirring inspiration and pushing the boundaries of school theatre in India. As a beacon of school theatre, Theatron continues to spark creativity and nurture budding talent.
About Delhi Public School
The DPS Society is a non-profit, non-proprietary, private, educational organization. This Global Network of over 200 English medium, co-educational, secular schools provides education from Pre-Nursery/Nursery to Class XII. The DPS Family – with its transcontinental identity, is not merely a list of institutions, persons or facts; it is a network of values, systems and relationships.
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