The Upright Citizens Brigade to serve up annual dose of mass rejection

Anthony King, the artistic director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, announced today that the UCB will be holding their annual open-call Harold Team auditions for any student that has completed up through Level 401 in their training program. 

As the theater continues to grow so does it’s popularity.  Every year auditioning has become much more competitive as upwards towards 300+ people will be trying out (don’t hold me to that… I’m guessing). 

Will I be trying out?  Yes, I plan on it.  But if there’s one thing I’ve noticed in my time studying and performing improv for the past 2+ yrs in New York City it’s that the depth of talent is vast.  I could name upwards towards 50 people a lone that all very much deserve to make a theaters house team.  Improvisers here in New York are very determined and work very hard.  Alas, only 8 spots are available on a team.  It’s possible that 2 or 3 more will be placed on existing teams but that’s never a given.  I’d crap my pants just to get called back. 

Remember to initiate hard!  “Yes and” the hell out of your scene partner.  Keep a good attitude and do not go into it with a desperate feeling.  All easier said than done of course.  To everyone in the New York City community, I wish you good luck!  

Specific details a click away…

From Anthony King…

The UCB Theater Announces – HAROLD TEAM AUDITIONS

We will be holding open-call auditions for UCB Theatre Harold Teams.

AUDITIONS will be held on Friday, April 25 from 6pm-12am and Saturday, April 26 from 11am-8pm.

CALLBACKS will be held the evening of Tuesday, April 29.

If you are interested in auditioning to be on a UCB Theatre Harold Team, you must meet the following criteria:


–Auditioners must have completed a UCB Theatre Improv Level 401, 500-level, or 600-level class since January 2007.

Auditions Specifics:

On the day of the audition, people will be seen every 20 minutes in groups of 8.Auditioners do not need to prepare anything in advance. The audition will be entirely improvised.  You will be asked to perform two short scenes.

Please bring a headshot with you. If you don’t have headshots, a recent snapshot will suffice.

 

 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST TEN MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME.  Auditions will be held at the UCB Theater Training Center at 145 W. 30th Street, 4th Floor.


How to Sign-Up for an Audition:

Sign-ups begin at 6pm, Wendesday, April 16 at the UCB Theater Training Center at 145 W. 30th Street, 4th Floor.  UCBT Training Center hours are as follows:

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Fridays – 12-7pm
Saturdays – 12-6pm


****DO NOT CALL OR E-MAIL the UCBT regarding audition sign-ups or with any questions about auditions.****


If you are interested in auditioning, you must sign-up for one of these timeslots.  There are no alternate times.

To sign-up you must come to the UCBT office in person. Leave your name, email and phone number on the sign-up sheet. 


***NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO SIGN-UP FOR ANYONE ELSE – IF YOU WANT TO SIGN-UP FOR A SLOT YOU MUST COME IN PERSON TO THE UCBT OFFICES.***

 

 

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