Student Leader Interview - Bryan Baretto, Iintm

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1. Tell us more about your role & responsibilities at your college.

As per my observation, over the years a significant amount of students have started to pay heed to the line of a path that involves them being artistic or creative in some manner.

I being one of them was glad to have found my artistic pleasure intact in a team filled with great talents: Kranti, The dramatics society of IINTM.

The prime responsibility as a senior at the drama society was to create productions that capture the eyes of the viewers and leave an imprint on their minds thereby forcing them to think about the play even after it ended, the procedure included conducting researches pertaining to the taboos or any other concerns that are faced by the ordinary man in today’s life, mixing the research well with an engaging script (which involved hours and hours of brain wrecking discussions) was a cross that had to carry throughout the life of the production and finally bringing the thought to life with the help of the ever so hardworking actors in the team, who by the way without a deliberate cause often became prey’s to a senior’s “heart-to-heart” every now and then.

2. How did you rise up to your position and how can a student aspiring the same, approach it?

See in any society be it dance, drama or music, seniority is something that comes with time but what actually matters is how you have evolved as an individual and artist throughout the process, I still have a long way to go when it comes to acting and direction but what I’ve learned all these years is that one needs to have the zeal and commitment if he/she really wants to excel out here. Also, be unapologetic yet humble and be ready to face a lot of failures.

3. What have been some of your biggest challenges and learnings from what you do?

During my school days I was pretty reluctant to go on the stage and perform or recite something, so to muster up the courage and overcome the stage fright took some time (all thanks to my seniors) and once I overcame the fear there was no turning back, putting this out to let all those introvert readers know it’s all in your mind and this fear is pretty easy to conquer, on the learning front I believe I learned to work more in a team and not take myself seriously, the theatre soc environment somehow changes you from within, something which is hard to explain here.

4. What did you do in your current role that makes you feel really proud of yourself?

What really makes me proud as a senior is a kind of response we got from the audience this year, to bring out a street topic like “masturbation” and to receive such warm reactions from the judges and the crowd was the I believe the biggest achievement for me because usually, people refrain from talking about such sensitive topics but I guess what really helped was the way we presented the topic this year.

5. What's your message to encourage students to do internships and attend conferences?

Guys, Be you and know that you’re better than most of the people around (don’t be pompous about it though) Know the ABC’s of what you’re doing
Experience > success

Interviewed by - Dishant Chawla 

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