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Unexpected Productions Improv Ensemble
Unexpected Productions Improv

  • Unexpected Productions Improv Ensemble
  • Unexpected Productions Improv
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Apr 15, 2018
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Randy Dixon
  • Primary Phone: 2065872414
  • Secondary Phone: 2065872414
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  • Mailing Address:

    1428 Post Alley
    Market Theater - Pike Place Market
    Seattle, WA 98101


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    email for an appointment

    Submission instructions:
    Please send an email to auditions@unexpectedproductions.org and you will receive an audition time and information regarding the auditions. Please attach a picture and resume to your email, or bring them to the audition. Callbacks, if necessary, will be h

What: Unexpected Productions, Seattle’s preeminent improvisational company, is holding General Auditions on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
This is Seattle's longest running show. It is a weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv tournament. Based on audience suggestion, two teams of improvisers rumble, competing with exciting fast-paced improv games, stories, scenes, and a few songs.
What are we Looking for?: We seek experienced improvisers, actors, comedians, and other performers who think they will be a good fit in the UP Improv Ensemble. All are encouraged to sign up for an audition time. We are looking for strong ensemble players with familiarity with short and long form improv techniques and desire to learn. We look at who is confident and competent with their improv and who know when to make a bold choice. Must be available for regular workshops on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Development opportunities: There are two monthly ensemble meetings/advanced workshops/rehearsals. There is also an opportunity to audition for other UP Improv shows.
Commitment: There is a performance expectation of two Theatresports shows on average per month (at 10:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays). If you know that you are generally unavailable on these dates over the next year, please do not request an audition at this time.
Audition Format: The auditions are free-form. We will be running approximately 20-minute-long auditions, with no more than 6 participants in each. NOT EVERYONE WILL BE ASKED TO AUDITION. All submissions will be considered, regardless of whether you are asked to audition.
We do warmups, scenes, games, and short-form sets with others auditioning. Anywhere from 2 – 6 people from UP Improv will be watching auditions. We make it a point to create a fun, comfortable environment. We may ask certain individuals to stay longer than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean someone is in or out. If necessary, we will send an email shortly after auditions to notify those who we would like to see at callbacks. Notification of acceptance to the Theatresports ensemble will no later than April 30, 2018.
Please send an email to auditions@unexpectedproductions.org and you will receive an audition time and information regarding the auditions. Please attach a picture and resume to your email, or bring them to the audition. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 12 PM
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, April 12, 2018.
What do I Need to Bring to Auditions? Just yourself! You don’t need to prepare a scripted piece, as everything will be improvised. Having energy and being ready to have fun is pretty important. You probably don’t want to wear a suit or dress, as some of the warmups and games used in the auditions can get pretty physical. If you did not attach your resume and headshot to your audition email request, please make to bring them to the audition.
This is a great opportunity to perform with a welcoming and fun, respected ensemble that has been in existence for 35 years.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at auditions@unexpectedproductions.org

 

Other details:
Development opportunities: There are two monthly ensemble meetings/advanced workshops/rehearsals. There is also an opportunity to audition for other UP Improv shows.
Commitment: There is a performance expectation of two Theatresports shows on average per month (at 10:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays). If you know that you are generally unavailable on these dates over the next year, please do not request an audition at this time.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Open: We seek experienced improvisers, actors, comedians, and other performers who think they will be a good fit in the UP Improv Ensemble. All are encouraged to sign up for an audition time. We are looking for strong ensemble players with familiarity with short and long form improv techniques and desire to learn. We look at who is confident and competent with their improv and who know when to make a bold choice. Must be available for regular shows on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Audition/Interview Dates:
April 15, 2018

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
April 22, 2018 if needed

Audition Requirements:
Just yourself! You don’t need to prepare a scripted piece, as everything will be improvised. Having energy and being ready to have fun is pretty important. You probably don’t want to wear a suit or dress, as some of the warmups and games used in the auditions can get pretty physical. If you did not attach your resume and headshot to your audition email request, please make to bring them to the audition. The auditions are free-form. We will be running approximately 20-minute-long auditions, with no more than 6 participants in each. NOT EVERYONE WILL BE ASKED TO AUDITION. All submissions will be considered, regardless of whether you are asked to audition.
We do warmups, scenes, games, and short-form sets with others auditioning. Anywhere from 2 – 6 people from UP Improv will be watching auditions. We make it a point to create a fun, comfortable environment. We may ask certain individuals to stay longer than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean someone is in or out.

Monetary compensation:
Paid per show.

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