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Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby MikeStill » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:33 pm

Hello good people,

This is your official Maude “Save the Date.”

Acting submissions will be due January 11th.
Round 1 of Live Auditions will be held 2/5, 2/6, and 2/7
Round 2 Live Auditions (Callbacks) will be held 2/12 and 2/13

Writing submissions will be due January 18th.

We anticipate teams will be announced by Thursday, February 18th, 2016.

Packets and actor video submission guidelines are TBD and will be announced at least a month before submission deadline.

Eligibility will be as follows (please note that in future years eligibility requirements MAY BE DIFFERENT. These are the requirements for Los Angeles Maude 2016 auditions ONLY)--

Writer Requirements:

1) Approved for Advanced Sketch Writing before January 18, 2016.

AND

2) Have taken a multi-week class at UCB in the last year (includes sketch, improv, storytelling or character) that had its first class before January 18th, 2016 OR wrote a Spank show at UCB that "got a run" between Jan 2015-Jan 2016 OR have been on a sketch team that has won Sketch Showdown between Jan 2015-Jan 2016.

Actor Requirements:

1) Must have completed at least two UCB classes (includes sketch, improv, storytelling or character) before January 18th, 2016.

AND

2) Have taken multi-week class at UCB in the last year (includes sketch, improv, storytelling or character) that had its first class before January 11th, 2016 OR performed in a Spank show at UCB that "got a run" from Jan 2015-Jan 2016 OR have been on a sketch team that has won Sketch Showdown between Jan 2015-Jan 2016.

Current/Former members of Harold, Maude or Digital Teams at UCB LA or NY are eligible to submit as a writer or as an actor if they have completed a multi-week UCB class (includes sketch, improv, storytelling or character) between January 18th, 2014 and January 18th, 2016 OR have been involved in a Spank show at UCB that "got a run" Jan 2014 - Jan 2016 OR have been on a sketch team that has won Sketch Showdown Jan 2014 - Jan 2016.

If you have any questions please ask them in this thread-- only answers from the Artistic Director or Artistic Associate are "official."

Please don't ask about specific packet or video submission guidelines, as I mentioned above those aren't determined yet.

Love,

Mike
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby jmstern » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:42 pm

Apologies for the fairly specific question: does inclusion/performance in something like RAP-splosion count as either type of spank involvement if one has been through the whole sketch program, just not in the past year?
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby jjscomedy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:46 pm

For Writing/Acting Requirements, must you complete the second of two requirements (Class last year/spank show that got a run/sketch showdown winner), if you are currently on a house/graduated sketch team and/or a Harold team?
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby MikeStill » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:06 am

jmstern wrote:Apologies for the fairly specific question: does inclusion/performance in something like RAP-splosion count as either type of spank involvement if one has been through the whole sketch program, just not in the past year?


Please don't apologize, you are pursuing information, which makes you a science hero! But no, that doesn't count, that's an improv show focused on rap and doesn't show involvement in writing sketch. But there is still time to sign up for a class before Jan 18th, 2016, DON'T DESPAIR SCIENCE DUDE.

jjscomedy wrote:For Writing/Acting Requirements, must you complete the second of two requirements (Class last year/spank show that got a run/sketch showdown winner), if you are currently on a house/graduated sketch team and/or a Harold team?


Jonny, you're misreading, if you've been on a team then you have a TWO-year window to have taken a class/been involved in a show with a run/won sketch showdown. Another exception to the rule is if you are Jonny Svarzbein, then you can definitely apply, we're not heartless monsters!
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby radamson » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:06 pm

Hey Mike, I know it was there on the old site, but I'm having a hard time finding the Advanced Study Sketch application procedure anywhere on the current ucbtrainingcenter.com. Would you mind posting the instructions here? Thanks!
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby mihelicopter » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:42 pm

Seconding the request for clarity on applying to advanced sketch writing!
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby eavoss » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:10 pm

Hey Mike! If we've completed Sketch 201, meet all the other requirements, and were able to submit as a writer last year, are we able to submit as a writer this year? Or do we now need to take Sketch 301? Thanks!
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby johnnymeeks » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:01 am

As you are probably aware, the new Training Center site is going through growing pains. Here are the instructions on applying for Advanced Study that would normally be there:

How to Apply for Advanced Study
We have a graduate program for both improv and sketch called Advanced Study. You must apply and be accepted before registering for Advanced Study courses.

Applying for Advanced Study

Send an email to lindsay@ucbcomedy.com with the subject line “Advanced Improv Application” or "Advanced Sketch Application"

Answer these three questions (we expect a one or two paragraph answer for each)

1. Why do you wish to take classes in the Advanced Study Program?

2. What experience do you have in improv or sketch outside of your UCBTC classes? Please be specific. EX: If you are in a performance group, tell us your name and what form you are working on. Let us know the names of improv shows you've performed at around town, and how often. If you regularly work with a coach, tell us their name.

3. Please describe a comedy show or person (on stage, film or television) that inspired you and why?

One or two paragraphs per answer should be sufficient. If you had applied before, you may re-use answers from your earlier application if they still apply.

If You Are Not Accepted
If you are not accepted, you will have to re-take Improv 401 or one of the 410s before you re-apply. Most students who end up taking Advanced Study courses will take 400 level courses multiple times. For improv, if you are not in a practice group in order to accelerate your improv growth you are unlikely to be performing at a level high enough to be accepted.

How Do You Decide Who Gets Into Advanced Study?
After class is finished, your teacher makes a recommendation of who is ready for Advanced classes. When you apply, the Academic Supervisor (Johnny Meeks) reads your essays, looks at what other classes you have taken, looks up the Improv 401 teacher's recommendation and makes a decision.

The biggest factor is the recommendation from the most recent teacher, though sometimes the Academic Supervisor will overturn that recommendation based on the past experience of the student or something cited in the essays. For example, perhaps you have done a lot of work on independent groups, or studied at other theaters; In that case, the Supervisor may contact the recent teacher and see if that information changes the recommendation. The Supervisor almost never argues to UN-recommend someone. This step almost exclusively happens in the student's favor.

The essays are not meant to be difficult. One or two paragraphs per answer is enough. We just want to give you a chance to make a case if you feel there is something in your attitude or experience that was not appreciated in class.
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby radamson » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:44 pm

Thanks!!
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Re: Maude Submissions/Auditions 2016: SAVE THE DATE

Postby mihelicopter » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks Johnny! I do have a question: at what point are we eligible to apply for Advanced Sketch Writing? I know for improv you receive an email after you complete 401 that says you're eligible to apply, but how does it work for sketch? Do we have to complete 301 first and will there be an email saying we are "good to go" to apply? Thanks!
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