The theatre society of Daulat Ram College “Memesis” was founded in 2010 and since then it has been taking up social issues and contributing towards creating social awareness through their plays. They simultaneously produce street plays as well as stage plays. “Aankhon Waale Aandhey” , “Mehfooz”, “Dartey Kyon Ho Pappu Miya ?”,”Rang” are four significant street plays created by them which have been highly appreciated by the spectation in and around the premises of Delhi University. Stage plays like “Kabira Khara Bazaar Mein”and “Logbaag ” portraying stories of Anton Chekov were staged by them.
Since its foundation its legacy and honour is been successfully carried by its members and every year more enthusiastic freshers join the team adding to its glory. At present there are 15 active members of this society which is headed by their creative and public relations head. Memesis as the name suggests, the society too carries a wide range of imitation, representation, the act of resemblance, expression and presentation of self. The members of Memesis doesn’t fall into the existing perception of “cool kids” but they are down to earth and have innate ability to portray their feelings through their acts. They can be found performing, practicing , clearing their throats and beating their drums with the soul intension of creating social awareness. They want to make their voices audible enough that they can contribute to social change.
This year as usual their auditions were held and it received over-whelming response from the freshers. The registration toll for the first day reached upto 150 , out of which 64 were short-listed for the final auditions. And now after the introductory workshop , 36 students have been chosen who are going through a month long workshop which will train them both physically and mentally to be a part of the society. Their creative head Shinam Kauser and Public Relation head Vibhuti Dadhich are of the opinion that they are not looking for “actors” but for “learners” whom they could mould to be a rightful part of the society. The Memesis team believes that “Nukkad Natak’ or “Street Play” is the essence of theatre, in other words, it is the raw theatre and the best means to reach out to people. The existing members of the team sought nothing but the 3 D’s from the new members i.e : Dedication, Determination and Deliberation.The members of the society hails from different backgrounds but once they become a part of the team , there’s no going back, they simply belong to it and the team expects the same from its new members too. They believe that the freshers will soon mould themselves in the colors of the society and will be able to carry the legacy of the society to higher level.