Fests, whether they be cultural or technical, help you sharpen your skills, interact with different people and have the time of your life. Read on to take a peek at this colourful aspect of MIT.
ADA Dramatics has always been dedicated to theatre and has enthralled all of Manipal by their acting onstage. The MIT Post had an opportunity to interview four of its members before the release of a unique venture of theirs, ADA’s first online production, ‘Daldal’.
The MIT Post got an opportunity to speak to Aarti Tiwari, an extremely talented Pune based theatre artiste. She performed her solo play Mansha ki Shaadi as a part of the Cultural Evenings of m.i.l.a.p. 2019. She spoke about the relevance of theatre today and her desire to use theatre as a medium to raise questions about societal problems.
In the world of theatre, turning thoughts into words and staging them for everyone to see is no easy feat. Mahesh Dattani, an award-winning playwright and director, has established an immensely successful career doing this. The MIT Post had the chance to converse him during m.i.l.ap. 2019 and perceive his ideas on theatre and drama.
The Think Tank’s flagship event, A Fireside Chat, returned with its third edition, on 6th October 2019. The guest, film and theatre heavyweight, Ratna Pathak Shah, enthralled the audience with her eloquence and wit. The actress spoke about her experiences and the changes that she wishes to see in the film industry.
Spotlight by AAINA Dramatics was held on 22nd September in the library auditorium. The sublime mixture of light entertainment and intense theatrics, kept the audience enraptured throughout the whole eight-play event.
Staging a courtroom drama and a murder mystery, Aaina ‘s Double Bill had everyone on their toes throughout the event. With sublime acting and precise direction and organisation, The library auditorium was flooded with viewers who enjoyed every moment of the evening.
“A madman’s joke. That’s just what makes it so deliciously macabre.”
AAINA Dramatics presented their main production of the semester, The Mousetrap, which impressed the audience with its perfectly arranged sets and exceptional acting.
Dr. Atamjit Singh is a renowned Punjabi playwright, who has been writing and directing plays for over 40 years. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, however he returned it in 2015. His plays tackle a variety of social issues and are heavily rooted in the history of Punjab and its people. We had the oppurtunity to speak to him at MILAP this year.
6th of September, a day that would go down in history as the day that freedom to love was declared a fundamental right in India, was celebrated by the members of Ada dramatics through ‘Chakravyuh’, a street play they performed in TMA Pai Hall as well as the Student Plaza of MIT. The play centred around the themes of social issues that we face today and compared them to incidents from our mythological epics to take inspiration from them.