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August 2018 UCBTNY Characters Welcome Auditions

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:14 am
by SPO
Characters Welcome Auditions - August 2018

Characters Welcome is UCBTNY’s official Character Team

Auditions for the next cycle will be held August 4th & 5th, 2018

Team Details
Directors: Justin Tyler & Michael Hartney
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Mandatory)
Show: 3rd Monday of the Month, 9pm - UCBT East Village
Team Size: 10 members Term Length: 7 Months

Character team members develop a 2-4 minute character piece to be showcased at the monthly show. The directors will decide which pieces are chosen, and will also perform and oversee the hosting of each show.

Who can Apply:
Prerequisites 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 July 15th, 2018

OR

Completion of Improv 401 or higher between July 2016 and July 2018 AND Completion of a core Sketch Class between July 2016 and July 2018

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/lloyd/weekend/characters/maude) 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 January 2018, 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 August 4th & 5th, 2018
Auditions will be 3 minutes long (max)
Auditions must consist of a minimum of 3 characters. You may also do impressions as long as you also do two original characters. Impressions are not a requirement of Characters Welcome and you should only do them in the audition if you can actually do them.

If you meet at least one of the pre-reqs, and you are interested in auditioning for Characters Welcome, you must submit through this google form.

Characters Welcome Interest Form
https://goo.gl/forms/HSfmg4BfTGxHQPtI3

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 11th 5pm EDT

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 August 4th/5th and are unable to attend scheduled mandatory rehearsals.

The Characters Welcome Team for the next cycle will be announced by Monday, August 6th and the first rehearsal will be Thursday, August 9th to prepare for the September 17th show.

*All dates are subject to change*

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 August 2018, you will not be allowed to audition in the next audition, which would be sometime in Fall 2019.

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.

Re: August 2018 UCBTNY Characters Welcome Auditions

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:43 am
by remyg612
Thanks for he info

Re: August 2018 UCBTNY Characters Welcome Auditions

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:53 am
by SPO
remyg612 wrote:Hi There,

Forgive the annoying question and if it sounds dumb. Are there any exceptions to the rule in terms of the prerequisit classes? I've completed the Improv courses through 401 and have been approved for advance study. I do character and sketch work at comedy shows around the city and have for a while, and have a character reel. I haven't taken Character 101 or Sketch (finances tbh). Would you still accept a submission? Or would it automatically be denied?

Thanks so much!


Hi Remy -

At this time we are not making any exceptions for the Characters Welcome Team.

Re: August 2018 UCBTNY Characters Welcome Auditions

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm
by remyg612
Thanks for the info. Again, sorry for the annoying question. Just figured I'd ask! Thanks! :)