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ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:34 pm
by lindsay
Announcing Spring 2018 auditions for The UCB Training Center’s new UCB Academy Program!
Please read this in its entirety. All pertinent information should be answered below, so read thoroughly before asking questions.

***Auditions will be held Thursday 4/19, Saturday 4/21, Sunday 4/22 and Monday, 4/23. There are no callbacks for these auditions, students will be selected from one round.***

***Only questions answered by the Academic Director, Training Center Manager or Front Desk Manager/Registrars on boards.ucbcomedy.com will be considered official answers.***

***Please do not ask questions about eligibility or auditions on Facebook groups, via email, or to any UCB Theatre or Training Center employees.***


What is UCB Academy?
https://tinyurl.com/ucbacademyfaq


WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?

***You must have availability during the following audition times to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS.***


FIRST ROUND AUDITIONS
Thursday April 19, 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday April 21, 11:00am-2:20pm
Sunday April 22, 11:00am-2:20pm
Monday April 23, 5:00-8:00pm

We anticipate that a decision on acceptance to UCB Academy will be announced by Wednesday, April 26th.

We anticipate that there will be 3 auditions for UCB Academy every year. The next audition will likely be in late July 2018. If you can’t make this audition, look for an announcement for the next round in mid-summer.


WHERE ARE AUDITIONS?
Auditions will be held in the Training Center at UCB Sunset -- 5419 Sunset Blvd.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any student that has passed Improv 401 with a (B) Pass or an (A) Superior Grade AND has completed a multi-week UCB improv course within the last two years (March 2016 - Present)


ELIGIBILITY EXCEPTIONS
Exceptions will be granted to the above eligibility on a very limited basis and are entirely at the discretion of the Academic Director.

Exceptions will be granted based on space available.
Here is the link to request an exception:
https://tinyurl.com/academyexceptions


AUDITION SPECIFICS
-PLEASE ARRIVE THIRTY MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME.

-DO NOT bring a headshot. You must have a recent and clear photo loaded into your student dashboard.

-Instructions on how to upload photo to dashboard:
https://tinyurl.com/dashboardphoto

This photo does not need to be a professional headshot, it simply needs to be a clear and accurate representation of yourself. You can load a selfie from your smartphone or the Training Center front desk staff can help you take and load a picture. Please do not ask for help on the day of your audition and instead, if you need help from the front desk, come in days before at a time when the staff is not swamped.

-There will be a room to warm-up with your audition group. Volunteers will run the warm-up.

-On the day of the audition, improvisers will be seen every 20 minutes in groups of 8.

First round auditions will last about 20 minutes and follow this format:
-A suggestion.
-A short, true personal monologue off a suggestion
-Monologists are encouraged to tell stories from their adult life, rather than childhood anecdotes. Monologists will be asked to stop at 60 seconds.
-Four two person FIRST BEATS.
-Four SECOND BEATS. Second beats should be initiated by the improvisors who were in the first beat -- both improvisers from the first beat should step out for the second beat and either improviser can speak first.
-No groups games, but second beats should have an emphasis on “on-game” group support.
-We will edit all scenes.

Admission to UCB Academy is at the discretion of the UCB Training Center Academic Director who works in consultation with the UCB faculty to make admission decisions.


HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION

-Log in to dashboard.ucbcomedy.com and click on the “Auditions” tab in your top panel
-You will see three tabs, “My Auditions” & “Theatre Auditions” & "Training Center Auditions" - click on "Training Center Auditions"
-You will see a link for all current auditions. Click the corresponding link for the UCBLA ACADEMY AUDITIONS.
-Once you click, you’ll see a list of all current available times to sign up for
-All times are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Please sign up quickly if you have a limited schedule! We will not be able to facilitate special requests.
-Once you click a time you will be scheduled for that slot. You will have up until April 17th, 5pm to schedule, cancel, or change your slot.
-After the deadline, all changes will be closed and only your audition time will be visible to you in the “My Auditions” tab
-We cannot accommodate any swaps or changes after the deadline has passed.
-If you run into any problems or have questions, please email laclasses@ucbcomedy.com.
-If you are late to or miss your audition slot, you will NOT be rescheduled, and you will not be allowed to audition next round.
-If you cancel your audition once it is finalized, you will not be allowed to audition next round.
-If you need to cancel after the deadline has passed, email laclasses@ucbcomedy.com.

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:55 pm
by TheBreeziest
Is this available now? I am looking at the "theatre auditions" tab on the dashboard page and nothing is coming up?

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:58 pm
by lindsay
They should be available by the end of the day.

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:17 pm
by Geoff Ross
If we've been on Mess Hall do we need to audition for UCB Academy or is that not considered a house improv team?

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:03 pm
by elaeuphoria
*****deleting question as I was able to cancel!*****

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:30 pm
by MrSasquatch
Is there a lifetime audition limit, or anything like "you may only audition twice a year", or any restrictions like that?

EDIT: Ah I see it in the FAQ now.

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:30 pm
by J Mat
When/where will the results for the recent UCB Academy Auditions in LA be announced? Thanks

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:20 pm
by raddad99
I too would like to know when the audition results will be posted. Any updates?

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:27 pm
by lindsay
Results will be posted by tomorrow! Keep an eye on the dashboard https://dashboard.ucbcomedy.com.

Re: ANNOUNCING: SPRING 2018 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:42 pm
by raddad99
Thank you Lindsey!