Memorable moments on stage

Memorable moments on stage

energetic The members of Nexus.

The Jyoti Nivas College boasts of many budding talents. Providing a platform to some of the young theatre artistes of the college is Nexus, the drama club of the PU college of the
JNC. “The club has been there forever, but the name Nexus was coined three years ago,” says Tara, one of the prominent members of the club. “Our super seniors came up with the name and we decided to keep it to follow the legacy.”

Nexus has many members from both the first and second PUC, who have taken part in various college festivals like those of Mount Carmel College, St Joseph’s College and Christ University to name a few.  “We hold auditions at the beginning of the year,” explains Tara.

Surya, a student of second PUC has been a part of  Nexus for almost two years.
“I love the backstage moments the most,” she says. “We have the most fun there.” She adds, “We involve ourselves in other aspects of drama too, like script writing and costumes.”

Nexus has also staged many musicals like The Jungle Book and Cinderella. “We always do something for the independence day as well,” informs Surya.  

“Besides, we do many plays for awareness. For instance, we have done plays on World AIDS Day and moral policing,” she adds.

Nexus even staged a light-hearted programme on Teacher’s Day. “We based a play on what would happen if our teachers were the students in a classroom and our Principal was the teacher,” says Surya.

Says Mehek, another member of Nexus, “Our experience starts with the script itself, and we spend hours and hours  working together on it.” She laughs, “Coffee bite and the candy are our fuel.”

For Mehek, the most memorable moment about being a part of Nexus was working on Cinderella.

“It was our own take on Cinderella. We sat in the basketball court and wrote the script. After writing a scene, we would suddenly have a eureka moment,” she laughs.

For Aashita, another member of Nexus, the year has been “awesome”. “I got to enact characters that I wouldn’t have gotten to play otherwise,” she says. Like Surya, her favourite part of Nexus are the “backstage moments”. “And also the high I got after doing our first musical, The Jungle Book.”

About their meetings, the students say, “We have a meeting via the inter-com in the Principal’s office. We discuss our upcoming acts, and if the script calls for it, we hold specific auditions to see who can play a particular character the best.”

The members of Nexus would love to perform at a bigger platform like Ranga Shankara.
“We have grown really close to each other and have a major passion for theatre. We really love each other,” they say as they sign off.  

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