Theatre Club

The Theatre Club at Kristu Jayanti College is dynamic to help students express themselves on stage, backstage and in short films. It is a way for students to step out of their comfort zone and augment their campus life with new experiences, on stage and in front of the camera. The theatre club has carried out stage productions. With the move to digital, the theatre club and its activities evolved to include short films, movie/documentary streaming and solo acts which have raised the bar of creativity and participation from the cohort.

Kristu Jayanti Theatre club aspires to transform students into imaginative, inquisitive, and empathetic adults. Theatre club aims to integrate art theory, art experience in education, and create opportunity for students to become creative and compassionate through theatre. Theatre club emphasizes on inspiring students to dream, explore, think and connect through imaginative story telling on stage and in the class room.

The primary objective of the theatre club is to introduce students to the vast arena of Performing Arts. Kristu Jayanti Theatre club aims to create opportunities to explore various aspects in the field of theatre practice. The club aims to provide expert training in specific fields of theatre production through workshops and equip students to create their own productions.

Members of the Theatre Club
Dr. Ravishankar A K
Dr. Byrappa M
Dr. Sakithyan K B
Dr. Allwyn F
Mr. T Viji
Dr. Steffi Santhana Mary S
Mr. Jithin Joseph

1. Venue
Anything that might damage the stage or the curtains is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to paint, glitter, and liquids of any kind (including water). Groups are not to impede with the doors or locks to keep the doors from locking under any circumstance, this includes but is not limited to taping the push bar, taping the door-latches, inserting paper or cardboard in the strike-plate hole, etc.

Groups with reservations in the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club are responsible for any damage to the venue or equipment during the reservation period. No alterations or permanent attachment(s) to the venue is permitted.

Screwing or nailing anything into the stage floor, walls or ceiling is not permitted.

Only Gaffer’s tape, double stick carpet tape, vinyl spike tape and glow tape are permitted on the floors and walls of the theatre hall/room or practice hall. No other type of tape or fastener is allowed on the floors or the walls of the theatre performance area. Please see the Manager of Technical Services for materials.

No tape, push-pins, nails or fasteners of any type are allowed on the floors or walls of the dressing rooms, lavatories, offices, control booths or storage areas.

2. Props, Scenery and Sets
All items not already in the props cages inventory must be approved by the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club Theatre Manager prior to load-in.

Props and scenery are only allowed in permitted designated areas of the theatre and must conform to Kristu Jayanti College code.

Use of raised platforms or scaffolding require the approval of the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club Head prior to load-in and are approved on a "per show" basis.

Approval may include the necessity of professional rigging services with the expense to be paid by the recognized group holding the space reservation.

3. Painting and Construction
Painting is allowed in the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club allotted work space only, but requires a tarp or drop cloth to cover the surface(prior permission is needed). Any spills or accidents must be cleaned up immediately. Permanent damage will result in the group being charged a fee with the possibility of the group not being allowed to use the space in the future.

Painting is not allowed anywhere else, including dressing rooms or the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club performance area entry way under any circumstances. Putting pieces together with tools such as hammers or screwdrivers is only allowed in the performance permitted space, however the major building or construction of any items or pieces is not allowed in the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club.

Unnecessary use of Power tools are never allowed in the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club or any of the support spaces.

4. Fire Retardant Certification
Any prop, set or scenery pieces not already in the props inventory must be flame retardant certified.

Proof of certification must be provided to the Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club Head prior to load-in.

To ensure compliance, the Office of Environmental Safety will inspect all of your items. If proof cannot be provided, Environmental Safety will not allow your show to proceed until the problem has been resolved.

5. Fire Code and Safety
Open flames, torches, candles, smoke generation machines, etc., are not permitted under any circumstances.

Explosives, flash powder firearms, etc. are not permitted.

Smoking and the lighting of smoking materials by actors are not permitted.

Confetti, balloons, or other materials may not be released within the theatre space during a rehearsal or a performance.

Nothing is to be hung from the sprinkler pipes or equipment.

Fire extinguishers, strobe lights, fire alarm pull stations, exit signs, fire sprinklers and egress paths must be visible at all times; they may not be gelled, obstructed or covered in any way.

6. Egress Requirements
A minimum width of 44 inches of unobstructed space is required for aisle ways, walkways and in-between risers.

All aisles must be kept clear and unobstructed.

Egress routes are allowed to cross the stage area.

7. Risers and Audience Seating
The venue has designated seating plans that have been approved by Kristu Jayanti College Management.

Seating and/or riser configurations must be in compliance with the approved plans. Seating and risers may only be set by house staff.

The maximum audience capacity is limited according to the then conditions.

The audience must only be seated in designated seating areas.

8. Housekeeping
At the end of a event all scenic elements, items and equipment must be removed or discarded by the student group.

Each group is responsible for the general cleaning and upkeep of the space, this includes but is not limited to picking up trash, clearing out the spaces, returning all props, costumes, equipment and items.

Facilities will oversee the major maintenance and custodial needs of the space.

Any items that are left behind may incur a disposal charge billed directly to the recognized group holding the space reservation.

9. Food and Drinks
Food and beverages are never allowed in the Theatre, on stage or backstage.

Student Groups are allowed to have food and beverage in the dressing rooms and entry way as long as everything is picked up and cleaned.

It is the responsibility of the student group to manage any beverage or liquid-related prop items used within a performance or event.

10. General
Personal items such as speakers, cell phones, iPods, laptops, tools and the like should not be left unattended in the venue.

Kristu Jayanti Theatre Club Management is not responsible for any personal items left unattended in the Black Box, its dressing rooms, entry-way or its storage facility.

Registration Process
The registration process for the Theatre Club is through a Google form submission which is made available at the start of the academic year for the incoming batch of first year students across all deaneries. Once the students register, they are subsequently required to be part of all the events and sessions hosted by the Theatre Club to remain an active member of the same.


Gospel fest
Date: 05 April 2024
The Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Theatre Club brought their energy and talent to Christ University's Gospel Fest held on April 5th, 2024. This event was a vibrant competition where students from different colleges could showcase their skills in various categories like mime, street play, photography, and solo singing. It was a great chance for the KJC Theatre Club members to perform, learn from others, and gain valuable experience.The Street Play team, led by Jaydeep with 10 members, delivered a powerful performance. Their play explored the theme of overcoming temptation and finding strength in faith. The team's captivating story and impressive acting skills won them the first prize! Anupama's Mime team, consisting of 7 members, also took home the first prize. Their performance used mime to portray a story of redemption. The team's hard work and dedication to their craft truly paid off. Overall, the KJC Theatre Club had a fantastic showing at the Gospel Fest. Their success is a testament to their talent, teamwork, and commitment to their passion for theatre

Gospel fest
Date: 27 March 2024
The theater club, Kristu Jayanti College organized Ranga Samkruthi 2024 and observed World Theatre Day on 27th March 2024, a worldwide celebration honoring the art of theater, in observance of the yearly theater activities. Putting on shows that highlight the range and depth of theatrical expression—from modern productions to historic plays—is one of the main ways to celebrate World Theatre Day. Theater club, Kristu Jayanti College celebrated creativity, expression, and the transformational power of theater to inspire, educate, and amuse audiences worldwide by commemorating World Theatre Day. It was an opportunity to unite, celebrate the wonder of live theater, and reiterate the theater's ongoing significance in our lives.

Intercollegiate Cultural Fest Scintillation
Date: 25 January 2024
Students from the Theatre Club at Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) brought their passion and dedication to the stage at Scintillation'24, a theatre festival held at Jyoti Niwas College Autonomous. The festival provided a platform for aspiring thespians to showcase their talents in various theatre events.The KJC Theatre Club students actively participated in two key categories: Street Play and Short Play. Their performances impressed the judges with their remarkable skills and stage presence. The team's hard work and commitment paid off as they bagged the third-place position in both Street Play and Short Play events.This achievement is a testament to the talent and dedication of the KJC Theatre Club members. Their participation in Scintillation'24 not only allowed them to compete with other colleges but also provided valuable experience and exposure to the world of theatre. The experience gained at the festival will undoubtedly help them further hone their craft and achieve even greater success in future endeavors.

Celebration of republic day
Date: 19 January 2024
On January 19th, 2024, the Department of History, in collaboration with the Theatre Club, presented a mime act in celebration of Republic Day. The performance took place at the M3 Auditorium, Main Block, Kristu Jayanti College. Professor Ravishankar served as the resource person for this event, providing valuable insight and guidance to the participants.

The mime team dedicated extensive effort and enthusiasm to the production, showcasing exemplary teamwork and commitment. Practice sessions were diligently conducted in the yoga room under the regular supervision of the Head Coordinator of the Theatre Club. This collaborative effort culminated in a memorable performance that honored the significance of Republic Day and reflected upon the nation's history.

Special acknowledgment is extended to Sahityan Sir for providing the opportunity to perform on this auspicious occasion, allowing for a meaningful reflection on the past. Additionally, heartfelt gratitude is extended to Aditya Pratap Singh, the Head Coordinator of the Theatre Club, for his unwavering support and guidance throughout the process.

Theatre Acting Workshop
Date: 08 & 09 January 2024
The Theatre Club organised a Theatre Acting Workshop on the 8th and 9th of January 2024.It was led by Professor Sudhanva, adjunct faculty member at Kritu Jayanti College. His vast knowledge and expertise contributed greatly to the success of the event. The workshop commenced with a structured introduction, where all participants formed a large circle to foster a sense of unity and collaboration. Subsequently, Professor Sudhanva delved into an exploration of disparities between statues, actions, and poses in acting. This allowed participants to gain a deeper understanding of the nuances involved in portraying characters on stage. To enhance interactivity and encourage practical application of concepts learned, students were organized into groups. Each group was assigned specific actions to perform, accompanied by detailed descriptions that brought their performances to life.

Intercollegiate Gospel Fest Stauros
Date: 06 January 2024
The Theatre Club at Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) displayed their unwavering enthusiasm and dedication on stage, this time at Stauros'24, a theatre festival held at Mount Carmel College. The festival served as a valuable platform for young actors to showcase their talents and compete in various theatre events. The KJC Theatre Club members actively participated, particularly in the Street Play category. Their remarkable skills and captivating performance left a lasting impression on the judges. The team's commitment to their craft shone through, and their hard work was rewarded as they secured an impressive second-place finish in the Street Play event. This accomplishment is a significant achievement for the KJC Theatre Club. Their participation in Stauros'24 provided them with the opportunity to not only showcase their talents alongside other colleges but also gain valuable experience in a competitive environment. The exposure they gained at the festival will undoubtedly contribute to their growth as actors and equip them with the skills necessary to achieve even greater success in future theatrical endeavors.

Mime and Skit Training
Date: 29 September to 03 October 2023
Theatre Club of Kristu Jayanti College organised a Mime and Skit Training workshop for the Theatre Club students. Mr Shree Kumar, professional theatre acting trainer, Kerala, was the resource person. Skit training was structured around the idea of a queue, encompassing various stages of life, with the instructor skillfully imparting the nuances of skit acting through beautiful expressions. Conversely, in mime, an engaging concept revolved around a fisherman's family which was characterized by a profoundly tragic ending. Mime performers adeptly employed their bodies and expressions to depict the struggles and emotions of the narrative. These two forms of dramatic training not only honed technical skills but also fostered a deep understanding of storytelling and character portrayal, making them powerful tools for both artistic expression and audience engagement. Mime training emphasized the art of non-verbal communication, enabling performers to convey stories and emotions effectively through gestures and expressions. Skit training aimed to develop versatile storytelling skills, with a focus on beautiful expressions and collaborative ensemble work.

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