Name for the Club : THÉATRON
‘Theatron’ is a Greek term for “a place for viewing” which is translated as “to see”, “to watch”, “to observe”. The name ‘Theatron’ is so chosen because the theatre club would like to give itself to the student as a platform where every participating individual or student will be able to see, watch and observe not only from the window but also open the door, walk out and experience creative and innovative approach to fun and effective learning and growth.
Theatre Club proposes to offer to its students not only the opportunity to act, but also involve the students in a socially creative experience which fosters team work, confidence and self-expression. Drama extends the imagination, its great fun and also provides an enjoyable educational experience.
Our mission is to educate and enrich the lives of young people by providing innovative and professional-standard performing arts experiences. We are committed to being accessible to all, fostering teamwork and building confidence through new creative opportunities.
- Create opportunities for social and educational development through participation in the arts.
- Understanding the investigation of literature, history of divergent societies and cultures, and drama as a social force (cognitive base).
- Develop an appreciation of an aesthetic and intellectual activity
- Create a common platform for practice and development of skill set of Students through the following :-
- Develop Skill in oral English language and all expressive mechanism (Voice and Bodily expression)
- Develop understanding in psychological, moral, physical and Socio-economic analysis of character (analytic skills) and apply them to the benefit of the self and others in day to day exercise.
- Learn and develop elements of stagecraft and production through seeking out new and innovative ideas and performing arts opportunities ensuring that all activities are set at the appropriate level for the participants
- To enable the Students and realize simultaneous opportunities for development of interpersonal skills such as confidence, Social interaction, responsibility sharing, planning, decision making, team work, leadership, group participation and problem solving.
- Providing ongoing professionally led once/twice in a month classes in the performing arts and produce at least one production a year and a showcase of the same.
- To serve the HATIM Community by remaining aware of the academics and community needs as well as spiritual through biblical short plays.
- Ensuring that the Theatre Club programmes and practices is accessible to all
- Foster partnerships and develop relationships with organizations and educational bodies which can support the Theatre Club for Cross-Institutional Activities and Funding if necessary which includes –
- Meeting and interacting with students from other schools in the context of a social and intellectual activity (acculturation).
- Promoting school, college and community relations through a display of the college’s intellectual and artistic work (school – college – community).
- Develop recreational outlets for the future.
System and Nature of the Club:
The theatre initially functioned under the Department of English, headed by one convener, John C. Lalduhsaka and faculties of the same department who worked together in directing any production and showcase of plays and dramas. However, the theatre club has now become a full-fledged independent institutional club by the act of Council Body’s Meeting, 2015 resolution.
The club was co-convened by the following:-
- Professor Immanuel Lalramenkima – Performing Arts and literature
- Professor H. T. Zuali – Performing Arts and Literature
- Professor Hannah Khiangte – Productions
- Professor Phillia L. Khiangte – Productions
- Professor Benjamin Lalnunfima – Productions
The Club was initially initiated with the students of BA-English students. Funds requirements of the club are met through the college and/or donations from willing participants or through possible sponsors if any.
As this club is primarily for uncovering the theatrical talent of the student, the club will conduct workshops and classes accordingly to provide a significant training ground for students towards creative learning. It was proposed that there be one production and one annual show showcasing of a play. It is an understanding that Participation is usually through curtain call (audition); however this rule may be relaxed according to needs of the club. Rehearsals are in addition to the classes and/or workshops.
The club has already showcased a play, “Beauty is a beast” by D.M. Larson, first, during the Festival of Arts held in the month of September, 2015 at the college auditorium and it was once again staged at the BCM Church Hall at Serkawn on the 26th February, 2016 on the occasion of the institution’s thanksgiving programme. It also staged a Mizo adaptation of a short play written by Fritz Karinthy – “The Refund”. The club received a positive feedback from all corners including participants of the thanksgiving programme who were not a member of the HATIM community.
It is by the grace of God and well-wishers that the club is able to slowly achieve its objectives and through different individuals who have contributed in various means as they could.
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