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.
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.
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.
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.
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.