Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017


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Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby SPO » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:12 am

Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Characters Welcome is UCBTNY’s official Character Team

Auditions for the next cycle will be held April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
Details:
Directors: Justin Tyler & Frank Garcia-Hejl
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00pm-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 April 21st, 2017

OR

Completion of Improv 401 or higher between April 2015 and April 2017 AND Completion of a core Sketch Class between April 2015-April 2017

OR

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

OR

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

Or

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

Or

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

Or

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

If you auditioned in October 2017, 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 April 22nd & 23rd
Auditions will be 3 minutes long (max) and must consist of a minimum of 3 characters, no celebrity impressions.

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

GOOGLE FORM - April 2017 Auditions
If hyper link does not work, please copy and paste:
https://goo.gl/forms/Une4wycYg1snB5Dl1

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 5th 2017 5pm 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 April 22nd & 23rd.

The Characters Welcome Team for the next cycle will be announced by Monday, May 8th, and the first rehearsal will be Thursday, May 25th to prepare for the June 19th Show.

INFORMATION REGARDING FUTURE AUDITIONS:

You are only allowed to audition for Characters Welcome every other cycle. A cycle lasts about 7 months long. With 7 shows (six regular and one best of)
If you audition in April 2017, you will not be allowed to audition in the next audition, which would be sometime in Nov/Dec. Early Summer 2018.

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 myself or Artistic Assistant Bridget Holmes are official answers.
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby lanilee223 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Hey there! If we have a conflict on one of the days, is there a way to request the other day?

Its the same weekend as the Women in Comedy Festival! :?
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby SPO » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:10 pm

lanilee223 wrote:Hey there! If we have a conflict on one of the days, is there a way to request the other day?

Its the same weekend as the Women in Comedy Festival! :?


When we send out scheduling emails you will be able to tell us when you are available. We can not guarantee a slot if you are not available both days.
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby elioeli » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:23 pm

What does it cost to be on Characters Welcome, and what do the fees go toward? Thanks!!
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby SPO » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:38 pm

elioeli wrote:What does it cost to be on Characters Welcome, and what do the fees go toward? Thanks!!


Dues are roughly $60 a month, this covers paying 2 directors and someone to tape your show. This price is not a guarantee, many things could factor into the price being higher or lower including room rentals or change in the number of members etc.
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby KerbyJ » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:47 pm

After submitting should I have received a confirmation email?
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby SPO » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:03 pm

KerbyJ wrote:After submitting should I have received a confirmation email?


No. This is simply an interest form. We will be reaching out about scheduling by end of the week.
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby THAT_GUY_LESLEY » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi!

Can Maude actors also be members of Characters Welcome, so long as there are no scheduling conflicts for both obligations?

Thanks!
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Re: Characters Welcome Auditions - April 2017

Postby Goddamnlady » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:04 pm

Hey there,

I'm signed up for a 3:30-6:30 Monday class at UCB that's scheduled to start in a few weeks. In the event that I am placed on CW, will this be in conflict with the weekly rehearsals? Or do they start at 7 or later?

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