Indraprastha College for Women’s Drama Festival : Team Abhivyakti Focuses on Socio-Political Issues
17th March 2013, New Delhi: Divas from Dramatic Society, Abhivyakti, of Indrapratha college for Women, Delhi University, brought into focus some of the crucial incumbent problems faced by the society through three of their brilliantly conceptualized directed and choreographed plays.
The festival organised on 16 March at LTG Auditorium, Mandi House saw the presence of a large theater loving crowd cheering the performers.
While the first performance, a street play, “Aap Seditionist hain” focused on the UPA Government’s attempt to stifle the voices raised by common man against them, the one act play, Crave was about a girl trying to find herself and looking for meaning amid the absurdities of life.
Abhivyaktis Annual production, the full-length play, called Sakina was inspired by Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story, Khol do. In the play the character of Sakina, the main protagonist in Mantos book was portrayed with the colours of brutal rape and murder of a physiotherapy student of DU in December last year.
The core team included Kuljeet Singh in concept, design and direction and Dr. Manasvini M.Yogi in Production. Acting instructions were given by Diwakar Mishra and Choreogreography by Niharika Bansal. Credits for Music, Light Design and Production Design were given to Sudhir rana, Himanshu Mehta and Priyankar Kumar respectively.
“Abhivyakti was among the first few dramatics societies of Delhi University. Founded at the time when women’s liberation was a cause of concern, the society performed its very first play on Dowry Issues. From then on there has been no looking back.” says one of the artist.
The Drama festival being the first for the college, was organised after their dramatic society, Abhivyakti, started winning awards consistently for their innovative plays.