Hello UCB! Characters Welcome is UCBTLA's official Character Team. Our inaugural team was a huge success and I'm excited to announce the next round of auditions.
Auditions for the next cycle will be held at UCB Sunset on May 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. 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 boards.ucbcomedy.com will be considered official answers.***
***Please do not ask questions about eligibility or auditions on Facebook groups, via email, or to Anais, Hal, 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 May 4th, 2017
You have been accepted into the UCB Advanced Study Program and have completed Improv 401 or higher between May 2015 and May 2017 AND completed Sketch 101, 201, or 301 between May 2015-May 2017
You've been a performer on a UCB Harold, Maude, or Digital Team in the past 2 years (includes current performers) and have completed a UCB sketch class
You've been a writer on a UCB Maude or Digital Team in the past 2 years (includes current 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 May 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.
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 - April 2017 Auditions
Deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 25th 2017 10am PST
We will contact everyone about audition slots by Friday, April 28th.
Please do not submit to audition if you are not available May 5th-8th.
The Characters Welcome Team for the next cycle will be announced by Wednesday, May 10th, and the first rehearsal will be Sunday, May 14th to prepare for the June 14th Show.
INFORMATION REGARDING FUTURE AUDITIONS:
You are only allowed to audition for Characters Welcome every other cycle. A cycle lasts 6-7 months. If you audition in May 2017, you will not be allowed to audition in the next audition, which would be sometime in Nov/Dec.
This does not apply to people who auditioned in October 2016 -- if you auditioned then and you meet the new requirements, you can audition again this time.
Character team details:
Directors: Anais Fairweather & Hal Rudnick
Rehearsals: Sundays, 6:30pm-9pm
Show: 2nd Wednesday, 10:30pm at UCB Sunset
Team Size: 10 members Term Length: 6 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.
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.