PERFORM IN PARODY.

Parody is a massive production, boasting the dedicated involvement of roughly one hundred Harvard Law School students each year. In the fall, a small group of talented students writes and designs the new show. In the spring, our full cast and crew will audition, rehearse, and perform. For more information, watch this page and complete our 2021-22 interest form.

AUDITION

Auditions  for our Spring 2022 show will take place in late January 2022. More information will be available closer to the audition period.

We hold auditions for anyone who wants to do any of the following:

  • Act
  • Sing
  • Dance

(Or any combination of the three.) The Parody season for performers is short but intense; we rehearse nearly every day of February. The community you join, and the insane things you get to do, are guaranteed to be worth it.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN AUDITIONS:

From our Vocal Directors:
What to expect at a singing audition:
All you need to prepare for your singing audition is a verse and a chorus of a song you sound great on! When you come in, we’ll have you do a quick scales warm up, pitch matching, and then your solo. We’ll be checking for vocals and stage presence.

What to expect at a rapping audition:
Just come in and rap a verse of a song (originals welcome) for us! We’ll be checking your flow and stage presence.

From our Choreographers:
Parody Dance is all fun for any skill level. During tryouts, you come in, learn a short dance (like 30 seconds), and then freestyle. You can prepare a freestyle to your own music or you can just jam to the music we provide. We are happy to work with people’s schedules (we go as low as 2 practices a week). We choreograph dances for everyone who wants to participate, no formal experience required. So come and shake your groove thang with us!

From our Directors:
You don’t need to prepare anything! We’ll be calling 2-4 people in at a time, and you’ll be given a script of a scene and a few minutes to prepare. Then we’ll ask you to act out the scene. We might do the scene again and switch the roles around. The most important part to is to just have fun with it. At the end we ask everyone if they have any accents or impressions of professors they can do. If you don’t have anything you can pull out of sleeve, don’t worry! This is not required at all.

GET INVOLVED WITH TECH AND PROPS

HLS Parody is looking for students (JDs and LLMs) with some experience in theater and in tech and props. If you’ve done any work in lights, sound, stage management, or props and want to get involved in putting together one of the best attended events on campus, please let us know ASAP! You can reach us at hlsparody2022@gmail.com.