The next auditions will be at Teatro Paraguas Studio Space on:
- Monday, January 1 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 3 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
- Saturday, January 6 from 1:30 – 4:00 PM
To get an audition spot on either day, contact us with a brief bio that includes any improv experience you have. Experience isn’t necessary but it’s helpful for us to know what kind of training you have. After your audition, we will determine the class that will be right fit.
“I love transitioning from the work day to improv classes with Kate! She is sharp, funny, and supportive, and she really challenged me to shift gears and use a different part of my mind. She helped me to trust myself, go with my intuition, and let go of the need for perfection. Interestingly, all of these skills and practices, in addition to being quite fun, have helped me immensely in my personal and professional life.”
Stephanie Hubley, elementary school principal
Why do I need to audition for class?
We believe in including as many people as possible, and we also believe in meeting everyone who joins the program personally and making sure that we are a good fit.
What happens at the audition?
It’s like a free introductory improv class: you’ll be part of a group of about 10-18 people and we’ll play improv games. All are welcome to audition. Please note that the class is somewhat physically active and the games are played standing and moving around onstage. Here are some of the top ten benefits of learning improvisation.
What if I don’t get into the class?
It’s possible that we will not have enough spots in class for everyone who passes the audition. If that happens we will add you to the waiting list or we will open another class.
What if I don’t have any improv experience?
That’s totally fine. We encourage you to audition and we will absolutely consider you for the class. We offer classes for beginners and encourage you to participate in an audition.
Many of the best improvisors we have worked with began with zero experience and the class is designed to make it easy for anyone to quickly learn how to improvise.
What if I’m a more experienced improvisor?
We believe that improv is for everyone, and yet we understand that if you are a more experienced improvisor, you may not be so interested in improvising with “everyone.”
You want to play with people at your level and that’s understandable.
That’s why our program is designed to attract more advanced players like you, and yet still be accessible to a wider group of people.
The way we do this is by combining best practices from various improv schools (e.g. character-based techniques from the Groundlings, “game” techniques from UCB, scenic choices from Second City) to help everyone access their strengths and grow more quickly.
The result is that new players learn faster and their level of play rises up to meet yours – especially when they get to play with you.
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What do I need to do next?
To get a spot at the audition please send us an email with a brief bio that includes any improv/theater experience you have.
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!