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ImprovBoston Auditions

WINTER 2016 AUDITIONS

ImprovBoston holds auditions every 6 months for IB Resident Casts which include: Mainstage, Family Show, All Access Improv, Face Off, Harold Night Teams (Fresh Blend & Top Shelf), and our national Touring Company. Producers of other ImprovBoston shows are also there to check out new Boston Comedy Talent!
 

General Auditions: December 3 & 4

Callbacks: December 10 & 11
 


 

 
Free Audition Workshops
There are no signups for the following workshops. Simply show up at the date and time listed and have fun!
 
Workshop: Seize Your Power
Instructor: Deana Criess, Director of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company
Details: Tuesday, November 29 from 6-7:15pm in the ImprovBoston Main Theater
Prerequisites: Open to women of all experience levels
 
This workshop is open to all female comedians. We've all been there: a sea of new improvisers all trying to get stage time. Rookie moves are made, things can get out of hand, it can feel like you can't get stage time or do your best work. Let ImprovBoston National Touring Company director and Mainstage cast member Deana Criess show you how to level the playing field and liberate your best improv so you can have the fun you deserve to have and show us what you've got at generals. Get tips on how to handle any offer, flip status in a scene, be inspired beyond the usual and support by leading. Learn how to set yourself up to be able to play anything and everything you choose. While we can't get everyone to take a workshop on how not to be terrible people on stage, we CAN give you what you need to play above terrible moves. Let's lift each other up and get ready to kick ass at generals.
 
Workshop: General Generals
Instructor: ImprovBoston Artistic Director & Mainstage cast director Mike Descoteaux
Details: Thursday, December 1 from 6-7pm
 
We'll cover how to be a better scene partner in Generals, how to play respectfully and generously with improvisers you just met 15 minutes ago, and how to showcase your talents while embracing support. We'll hit the Top 10 things you can do to have a great audition. Mike will answer questions about the audition and callback process and give you the inside info you need to rock out the weekend.
 
Workshop: Harold Auditions
Instructors: Harold Night producers Lauren Magnuson & Taylor Cotter
Details: Friday, December 2 from 6-7:30pm
 
Harold Night, comprised of more than 40 longform improvisers, is ImprovBoston's largest resident ensemble. Come flex your longform muscles and and refresh your Harold skills. Taylor Cotter and Lauren Magnuson will be running exercises on strong scenework, game-based scenes, group scenes, and other ways to showcase your longform skills in general auditions and callbacks.
 
Taylor Cotter is a member of Harold Night's Saint Brad and and formerly of teams Nixon, Skateboard Graveyard and Grove. Lauren Magnuson is a member of Harold Night's Midnight Avenue and formerly of teams Eddy and Strangelove. Together, they co-produce Harold Night's Top Shelf and Fresh Blend shows. 
 
 
IMPROV AUDITION/SHOP for DIVERSE VOICES IN COMEDY
Instructors: Artistic Director & Mainstage Director Mike Descoteaux, Director of National Touring Company Deana Criess, and more
Details: Sunday, December 4 from 5-630PM at ImprovBoston
 
If you feel you reflect a voice of diversity in the Boston comedy scene and are interested in getting more involved with improv, our Audition/Shop is for you! Ok, so what’s an “Audition/Shop?” It’s part audition, part workshop. Basically, we’re going to spend an hour and a half playing with the fundamentals of improvisation. We’re setting the day up to work for performers who have a ton of improv experience AND actors who want to get involved with improv but don’t have any formal training. We’ll lead you through some fun exercises, games and structures in a casual workshop-style setting. At the same time, we’re scouting for talent for our resident casts (which audition every 6 months). We’re hoping to send some Audition/Shop participants through to our cast callbacks the following weekend. Beyond casting opportunities this season, we’re also looking to introduce new performers to ImprovBoston and showcase the many ways you can get involved in one of the most welcoming, rewarding, and immediate art forms around. Check out IBEverybody for more comedy opportunities at ImprovBoston. The Audition/Shop is 100% free and 100% fun. What do you have to lose? 
 
  • Sign-up for you spot here by Thursday, December 1 @ noon
  • No previous improv experience or training required.
  • The Audition/Shop is all-inclusive; anyone who identifies as an underrepresented voice in the comedy and theater scene is welcome! ImprovBoston strives to reflect the diversity of the vibrant Boston community both onstage and in its audiences. 
 
 
 
 
More details will be posted closer to auditions.
Please email auditions@improvboston.com to be placed on our auditions notification list.
 

STUDIO 40 AUDITIONS 


Studio 40 Auditions will take place in Winter of 2017. 
 
 
 
Boston's best up-and-coming independent improv teams play in Studio 40 for a four month run. Ensembles of all improvised formats and experience levels are encouraged to audition. The mission of Studio 40 is to support the artistic and fan-base growth of a carefully curated selection of Boston indie teams.
 
Choose a 2-hour slot that works for your team. We'll follow up with a note telling you the exact time you'll be auditioning. You'll have 10 minutes to show us how you like to play. Give us a taste of the format you plan to explore in Studio 40 (shortform, monoscene, armando, AllForm, etc).
 
Auditions are held at ImprovBoston on ___________ starting at 9:30 am and running through 5 pm. Once a slot is filled, the registration form will no longer be accessible.
 
To be eligible for Studio 40, you must have an experienced director/coach already committed to rehearse with you weekly, attend your shows, and send us monthly progress reports on your group's development. The director/coach may not be an active performing member of your ensemble. Make sure you have director/coach consent before submitting your audition form. We will confer with listed directors before casting.
 
Studio 40 is focused on indie team development, which means improving performance skills and increasing fanbase. Selected teams will participate in a program designed to assist in developing your group’s brand, building a following, and developing unique shows to perform at ImprovBoston, comedy festivals, and other performance venues. 
 
If you got here too late, and all the slots are filled, send us an email at Studio40@improvboston.com. We may have a limited waitlist depending upon demand. No guarantees though.