SC_thumbIIT holds numerous student activities annually. However, Stage Craft is one event that is held in the grandest manner possible and is coordinated and managed by the students themselves. Stage Craft is a combination of arts and therefore contains entertainment that is guaranteed to please even the pickiest critique.

This annual event combines drama, music and dance together to produce an entertaining night that is aimed at the whole family. Each year Stage Craft is redone by the students with the implementation of new concepts and means allowing for bolder acts and dance routines. Students participate individually and in groups to display their talents in dance, song and drama. Each act is orchestrated and performed by the students themselves allowing the true spirit of IIT to be embodied within each performer. Students are judged upon their talent and skill set by popular personalities in the entertainment industry who in turn award the students the respective commendations for their originality, diligence and overall performance.

Stage Craft is an event that is looked upon each year with enthusiasm and ecstasy by the students and the loyal audiences that attend each year. It is organized with an attention to detail that is unparalleled and demonstrates the student body’s tenacity to truly create an event that is as original each year as it is spellbinding. The acts that embody Stage Craft range from western classics to traditional eastern dances. In addition the event is also home to more experimental acts such as instrumental based tracks that are written and played by the students themselves. Cultural dances from both Sinhalese and Tamil tradition are present each year with students displaying their ancestry and their traditions in a glamorous display of color and skill. Stage Craft is also home to numerous drama oriented events that bring many emotions to light such as comedy, sadness, and intrigue.

Many IT oriented companies join in the event through sponsorships to encourage the growth of students through dance and drama. Stage Craft is an event that tests both the performing and supporting students in ways outside of theoretical and practical knowledge.

The event allows students to release their ideas and talents in an environment that would normally not be present. As one of the few institutions that provide an event such as Stage Craft each year IIT takes immense pride in the diligence and the talent of its students. It aims to cultivate this talent of its students to ensure that each student believes that each and every talent can be fostered and nurtured to yield something greater through a holistic approach similar to that of which IIT has adopted for its students.

Stage Craft 2014

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Good evening, folks! We’re here at the Bishops College Auditorium, Colombo, and what we’re seeing here today is Stagecraft 2014 — the seventh of it’s name. The auditorium is packed. Literally. Figuratively. Metaphysically. Needless to say, a sizeable portion of the crowd is from our own crowd here at IIT.Continue reading

Stage Craft 2013

SC2013_thumbThe tag line “Transethnic Talent Reloaded” truly defined the spirit in which Stage Craft 2013 was held. Organized by the student union of the Informatics Institute of Technology,(IIT) and held for the 7th consecutive year at the Musaeus College Auditorium , the event embraced a collection of song, dance and drama ,and certainly kept up to it’s promise of being a great display of mind blowing extravaganza ,that epitomized and showcased the immense and varied talents of the IIT student body.Continue reading

Stage Craft 2012- Filament 8

SC2012_thumbThe tag line “No Guts – No Glory” truly defined the spirit in which Stage Craft 2012 was held. This year the annual IIT talent show turned into a talent competition, with performers giving their best to create something spectacular. The event was held on 27th of January 2012 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. The theme was portrayed in the stage décor, theme music and the attire of the officiating students.

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Stage Craft 2011

SC2011_thumbAfter witnessing Stage Craft consecutively for the past few years, and you thought that you knew what was to be expected and had made your own judgment regarding the talent on display, you would have been amazed to experience the full blown impact of Stage Craft 2011 – Talent Under Construction. That is not to say that the past two years’ performances have been ordinary or forgettable.

No, the past editions were extremely good in their own right and provided a great entertainment for those who attended the shows. Continue reading

Stage Craft 2010

SC2010_thumbThe thing about performance, even if it is only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. The students of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) displayed such potential for greatness at the institute’s annual celebration of talent ‘Stage Craft 2010’which was held under the theme “lights…camera…action…” The event was indeed an eye opener to many as it showcased a variety of talent ranging from song and dance to theatre. Pushing the envelope further in terms of improving the standards set by the organizing committee last year; Continue reading

Stage Craft 2008


Good evening ladies and gentlemen… Welcome to Stage Craft 2008”

These were the opening words of a much anticipated event organized by the Informatics Institute of Technology that showcased the talents and capabilities of students outside the academic field.

“Stage Craft” as it is fondly known is an annual event that guides you through the lands of music, dance and drama, performed solely by students of IIT and is enriched and diversified with a blend of eastern and western cultures.Continue reading

Stage Craft 2009

SC2009_thumbAs popularized by movies such as ‘The Matrix’ and ‘The Terminator,’ really bad things can happen when good software engineers are allowed to get bored. This is why IIT, as the premier IT education institute in the country, came up with the idea of ‘Stagecraft,’ an annual event highlighting the artistic abilities of all IIT students.

Stagecraft is the yearly feat organized by IIT students who feel the need to let their hair down and have some fun, to show off artistic talents that they had kept buried inside themselves for so long. Continue reading

Stage Craft 2007

The talent show StageCraft ’07, hosted by Informatics Institute of Technology comprised of an assortment of Musical and Dramatic acts and was an enchanting experience for all spectators. The event was held at the Elphinstone Theatre on 9th February 2007. Students from all undergraduate and postgraduate batches of IIT participated equally at this occasion, even the alumni of the Institute had participated. Altogether, it was a high quality talent show of mature students.

The aspiration of having a talent show in an institution is to discover, encourage and cultivate the assorted non-academic skills that a student may possess. Continue reading