Itanagar: The Dera Natung Government College’s (DNGC) department of English organised the first-ever alfresco theatre on the institution’s Orchid Lawn here on Thursday.
The students of the department’s BA II semester showcased their skills by performing a morality play, ‘The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus’ on the theme ‘Make Memorable Moments’.
The core course students of the department were divided into five groups and each group performed an act from the play.
DNGC principal M Q Khan lauded the department for organising the first-of-its-kind open-air theatrical performance and also for conducting many other activities to keep the students involved in academics as well as co-curricular activities.
Head of the department of English, Nending Ommo said students are bestowed with hidden talents and creativity but they hardly get the opportunity and exposure to exhibit and manifest their talents.
He added that the department is trying every possible way to churn the best out of the students in all spheres and make them better humans.
Assistant Professor Tobom Nyori said the students were grateful to the department for making their lives in college more meaningful and livelier with such activities apart from rigorous academic classes.
Assistant Professor Joram Renu said alfresco theatrical performances will not only make good memories but will also be more helpful to understand the drama from an examination point of view.
George Pansa, a senior student of BA VI semester (English Major), said the monotonous classroom teaching gets a new dimension with outdoor creative teaching activities and breathes freshness into the spirit of the students.
The people behind the success of the alfresco theatrical performance were assistant professors of English, Yitu Murtem, Goli Nyodu, Bomter Dirchi and Tamo Yanga.