Characters Welcome Auditions October 2016

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Characters Welcome Auditions October 2016

Postby SPO » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:28 pm

Characters Welcome Auditions - October 2016

Characters Welcome is UCBTNY’s official Character Team

Auditions for the next cycle will be held September 30th, October 1& 2
Directors: Justin Tyler & Frank Garcia-Hejl
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30pm-10:00pm (Mandatory)
Show: 3rd Monday of the Month, 8pm - UCBT East Village
Team Size: 10 members Term Length: 6 Months

Character team members develop a 2-4 minute character piece to be showcased at the monthly show. Performing in the show is not guaranteed. The directors will choose which pieces are chosen, and will also perform and oversee the hosting of each show.

Who can Apply:
Pre-Requisites are as follows: Read Carefully, they are complicated due to the writing & performing nature of the team.

Completion of Character 101 class at UCB Training Center by September 30th, 2016


Completion of Improv 401 or higher between September 2014 and September 2016 AND Completion of a core Sketch Class between September 2014-September 2016


Are a current member of Characters Welcome and have only been on for one cycle.


Are a current performer on a UCBT House Team and have completed a UCBT sketch class


Are a current writer on a UCBT House Team and have completed Improv 401


Were a performer on a house team (Harold/weekend/Characters/Maude/digital) in the past 2 years and have completed a sketch class at UCBT


Were a writer on a house team in the past 2 years and have completed Improv 401.

If you auditioned in February 2016, you will not be allowed to audition. You must skip one cycle before auditioning again.

How to Audition:

Auditions will be held the weekend of September 30th - October 2nd.
Auditions will be 3 minutes long (max) and must consist of a minimum of 3 characters, no celebrity impressions.

If you meet the prereq, and you are interested in auditioning for Characters Welcome, you must submit through this google form.

GOOGLE FORM - OCT 2016 Auditions

Deadline to submit is Friday, September 2nd, 2016 NOON EST

Once we see the amount of interest we have, we will contact everyone about audition slots.

Please do not submit to audition if you are not available September 30th-October 2nd.

The Characters Welcome Team for the next cycle will be announced by Monday, October 3rd, and the first rehearsal will be Thursday, October 27th to prepare for the November 21st show.


You are only allowed to audition for Characters Welcome every other cycle. A cycle lasts about 7 months long. With 7 shows (six regulars and one best of)
If you audition in October 2016, you will not be allowed to audition in the next audition, which would be sometime in April 2017. You would have to wait until the following, which will take place late fall 2017.

You can only be part of the Characters Welcome team for 2 consecutive cycles. Once you complete 2 cycles, you have to take one cycle off before auditioning again.

If you have any questions, please post below and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Only answers from Artistic Director Shannon O'Neill or Artistic Assistant Bridget Holmes are official answers.
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