Theater at Yale
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Now the best part about theater at Yale is that is accessible toe literally anybody, regardless of your experience, if you can sing, you can dance, you can act. People just explored the interest and you end up working along with people who've been acting for, like, 10 years compared to you, who hasn't acted at all. I'm just making a very general assumption there. It's just very, very fun, very interactive, very collaborative, but also very time now for the most part of the way theater words that yield is that we have the Yale Drama Coalition, which is basically the umbrella organization that basically compiles all of the shows and organizations that are performing theater at you and all through that Web site. You can basically find auditions online and just be so we have an audition times long. Signed up for that time, show up on the day and you do your audition. If they like you, they're gonna give you a call back, which is basically another chance for you to show who you are and what you can do. Now the way the role is given is that we have a casting cycle which basically during that day, the directors and producers call people like on the phone. You have to wait, like on the daily, actually wait on the tail and you just basically have to wait for a phone call to see if you've been accepted as a role for that show. You do a re through of the play, you meet your cast, you do rehearsals, and it's just very fun. My first gig actually was with the planet death, and you probably know this romance took regular video. The actor for that play dropped out, last debated, and then the writer somehow found my email that she e mails me asking Oh, would you like to be a part of the play? And I hear that you're interested in acting. So I only rehearsed about 2 to 3 times before actually performing four times, But it ended up being very, very fun. There's a very fun process because nobody was so strict or overly professional about anything, you know, it was very laid back. We have some House parties after, but besides that, the show finished, and here we go to second semester. Now for a second semester, I wanted to audition for a yield dramatic association show. For those you guys don't know, the Laundromat is basically the stereotypical big kind of theater scene here. The Yellow Remark produces seven shows a year, and for each of the semester there's a main stage and that main stages basically big show where they bring a director from New York, a professional director, to direct this show. I audition for the main stage because it's big and I wanted the cloud. You know, I just don't like audition, see, audition and test my acting capability. Yeah, I auditioned for the show was pretty chill, and then I actually ended up getting a call back, which was so cool. You know, no pressure, but yeah, After the audition, after the callback, I actually got in. Turns out I was the only first year who was admitted as an actor for the Spring Mainstays show and by the way, is called fucking A. I don't know if I mentioned that video, but it was just so cool Being able to be a first year in the main stage. At the same time, it was a huge time commitment, you know, every day, at least 4 to 5 hours a night. I'm just acting, working on chemistry, doing all these exercises. There were some times where I felt more like work fun, but you gotta work hard to make a very good show. Regardless, I am very blessed to have that opportunity. I gotta play four different characters doing the show. Now the next three shows that I'm doing because I am a dumb ass who doesn't care about my time, our sauder and radium girls. The cool thing about Saunders is that the writer and director actually hit me up for that show because they saw me perform in Macbeth and they're like, Oh, my gosh, this kid's really good. Can we have him? And then I was like, You know what? I auditioned and I got the role. Since my active Sondra is only a two person play, it's definitely interesting because it's a very, very fast paced and we were really, really closely with the director because we're the only two people talking for like half an hour's. The next show is the Yield Ramat Freshman show, the annual show put only by first years, every single year produced, directed, they have lighting and the acting. Everything is my first years, and this shows radium girls. To be quite honest, I haven't been to too many rehearsals because of the conflicts of other shows. We have amazing chemistry because there's just something different about making a show with only people who are your age core of your experience. For the most part, it's just very humbling, very fun. The writer actually reached out to me because word about and then I was like, You know what audition? And it went well, I got a rule and we'll see how that Yeah, but for the most part, theater at yield is very accessible to anybody. You just have to put in the work memorizing monologues, prepared your auditions, prepared speeches. In the end, it is ultimately so rewarding and you put up a show and you just have a camaraderie with the cast, and you could just reform to convey a message to give voice to the voiceless.