A position in the upcoming University Student Government (USG) is not the only thing that winners of this year’s general elections will look forward to. In recognition of their remarkable display of emotions during their Miting de Avance (MDA) speeches, the Harlequin Theater Guild (HTG) approached several winning candidates to participate in their upcoming major production.
“While we understand that the speeches and the crying were not scripted, it is difficult to ignore how they effectively connected with the crowd. I think the raw emotion displayed during the MDA was a deciding factor in their victories,” explains Company Manager Gene Benedict Manaois.
“They got the sympathy of the voters. That’s something that we’re looking for in our actors. I think these elected officers have the potential to channel that into a winning performance with proper training,” he furthers.
While Manaois did not disclose the names of the candidates that they contacted, he hinted that some of them already have connections to the entertainment industry.
“I think one of them has relatives in show business. That’s definitely a plus for us, because [he or she] has already been exposed to the craft from a very young age.”
While details have not yet been finalized, Manaois shares that the upcoming production will focus on student politics in DLSU. He explains that the very active and politicized student body in the University has several issues that they can explore.
Candidates who accept the offer will participate in the Culture and Arts Office (CAO)’s upcoming acting workshop that will be held from April 24 to May 18.