You’ve reached the page for the HLS Drama Society, an officially recognized student-run organization of Harvard Law School, and producers of the HLS Parody!
Law school is serious business. It turns out, however, that the people in law school sometimes relish the opportunity to be reasonably silly. No, wait; downright silly. Learning how to recognize an illegal search and seizure can be a hoot, but nine out of ten law students recommend supplementing that fun with the occasional theatrical interlude. (And the tenth student is widely known to be a kill-joy. Who is it in your section? The one interviewing candidates for their study group.) Enter: the Drama Society, and our awesome, satirical comedy musical, the Parody!
Being an audience member is loads of fun, but being involved is 18 times more fun. If you’re a classically-trained Shakespearean actor, we’d love to have you. If you’re the kid who’s been too busy for theatre since your third-grade class play, we’d love to have you too! If you act, sing, dance, tech or play instruments, we’d love to have you three! So you should join us! Or we’ll be sad.
Drama Society is unlike anything else you’ll do at law school. It’s the best friend-making, stress-relieving tool at your disposal. I suggest jumping on the bandwagon as soon as possible. If you’re interested in getting involved, check out our interest page!
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I am incoming LL.M. student from Korea. I will be arriving in Cambridge this August and would like to join your club!
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Kate Jihyun Park
I am a new LLM student at Harvard Law School who will be coming to HLS this fall and I wish to join your organization. I am an actor and dialect coach in Montreal.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Dear Creative Team:
I appeared in 3 shows in 1966, 1967 and 1968- the most memorable part being lowered from the ceiling trap door in Sanders in a garbage can (deus-ex-machina), covered in gold paint and a toga as “The Gris”. I produced the 1968 show- “The Jealous Mistress”=- that went on for 4 performances over 2 weekends (if I remember correctly). I think the next year, the show went on the road for the very first time to the Harvard Club in New York.
Some years ago there was a separate website for the Show. I sent a series of pictures from the 1968 show- one with then Professor Derek Bok in a cameo appearance as a workman carrying a plank. Do you know what happened to that website? I still have the pictures and the program from that year.
I will be returning in October for our 50th class reunion and would love to meet some of the current creative leaders.