Announcing: March 2019 UCBTLA Character Team Auditions!

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Announcing: March 2019 UCBTLA Character Team Auditions!

Postby bethappelUCB » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Hello UCBTLA! Submissions are officially OPEN for the next round of Characters Welcome, UCBTLA's official CHARACTER TEAM!

First, some exciting news: Hal Rudnick and Anais Fairweather have been amazing directors for our previous four casts and they're now handing off the team to two great new directors, Christine Bullen and Greg Roman!

Auditions for the next cycle will be held at UCB Sunset on March 29th, 30th and 31st. This team will perform once a month for 6-7 months. At the end of 6-7 months, auditions will be held again and a new team will be formed.

***Only questions answered by the Artistic Director or Artistic Assistant on this thread at will be considered official answers.***

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

Who can audition:

In order to audition, you must meet ONE of the following requirements (read carefully -- they are complicated due to the writing & performing nature of the team):

You have completed Character 101 at UCB by March 31st, 2019


You have completed Improv 401 or higher between March 2017 and March 2019 AND completed a UCB sketch class between March 2017 and March 2019


You've been a performer on a UCB Harold, Maude, Mess Hall or Characters Welcome team in the past 2 years (includes current Harold and Maude performers) and have completed a UCB sketch class


You've been a writer on a UCB Maude Team in the past 2 years (includes current Maude writers) and have completed Improv 401 at UCB

If you do not fulfill any of the above requirements, you are not eligible to audition. Please do not request an exception.

How to Audition:

Auditions will be held on March 29th, 30th, and 31st.

Auditions will be 3 minutes long (max) and must consist of a minimum of 3 characters, no celebrity impressions.

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

GOOGLE FORM - March 2019 Characters Welcome Auditions

Deadline to submit is March 15th 2019 10am PST

We will contact everyone about audition slots by Friday, March 22nd.

Please do not submit to audition if you do not have availability March 29th-31st.

The new Characters Welcome Team will be announced the evening of April 2nd, and the first rehearsal will be Sunday, April 7th to prepare for the May 8th show.

Character team details:

Directors: Christine Bullen & Greg Roman
Rehearsals: Sundays, 6:30pm-9pm
Show: 2nd Wednesday, 10:30pm at UCB Sunset
Team Size: 10 members Term Length: 6-7 Months

Sunday rehearsals are MANDATORY. If you are not able to rehearse every Sunday, do not audition. Attendance issues may result in removal from the team.

Characters Welcome team members compensate the directors a reasonable coaching fee. This fee is set by a discussion between the directors and the team.

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 host each show.

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