After the auditioner leaves, the selection process begins. Considering factors like prior experience, volume, gesticulation use and speech quality along with more abstract values like "presence" and character "fit", the director and producers analyze and discuss the performance that they just heard.
The idea of auditioning--entering a room with a board of strangers and forming spontaneous emotions, songs, or witty monologues that have little to do with your real personality--may seem foreign to some; but for hundreds of Harvard students September brings the opportunity to do exactly this.
Perhaps the most time-consuming aspect of auditioning for any artistic endeavor is simply waiting to be heard. The shared experience of common casting gives upperclassmen and freshman alike the ability to meet other with similar interests and experience.
Auditioners for shows like "The Spanish Tragedy" at the New College
Theater are expected to dive into their respective roles, switching
from their normal personas to that of, for example, a madwoman rife
with sadness in only a matter of seconds.
Michael Simon, Harvard Hillel’s associate director, speaks to students at Hillel yesterday. He will leave Harvard at the end of this semester to become the executive director of Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University.
Last night, students kicked off finals period with Primal Scream at Harvard Yard, taking a lap around the night scene in various states of undress. The crowd of nude joggers received support and cheers from numerous interested spectators and the Harvard Band.