Improv Audition!

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THE IMPROV IMPS: Playing for Keeps

Sat. April 6th 12-3pm

at The Pinch 3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

After four years, the Improv Imps are holding auditions for the first time! We are looking for 2-3 new troupe mates.

About Us:

Although we originated as a short-form troupe, we love long-form, sketch and experimentation! We are always looking to grow creatively, so this year we formed a sketch writing team, and are currently working on putting together a full show production for the Fall, incorporating various elements of improv, sketch and our own imaginations.

What are we looking for in a new troupe mate?
Chemistry of course is always important. We are looking for someone who will lend balance to the existing troupe–for example, we need a bit more estrogen in the group right now. We are also looking for someone who loves character work. And finally, we want a commitment to the troupe, to continuing improv education and our practice & performance schedule. Here are some deets.

**We Practice on Saturdays 11am-2pm in the Merrifield area of Fairfax, VA We expect a min. of 80% attendance
**No improv snobbery–we do it all and are open to trying lots of things, at least once.
**Be hungry to perform (we perform several times a month and actively pursue opportunities.)
**We produce most of our own shows and do very few ensemble shows.

What Will the Audition Be Like?
It will be like joy wrapped in rainbows and covered in Swiss chocolate. We will run the audition like a typical Imps practice, so expect warm ups, improv exercises, scene work, a Harold or other long form format and possibly some short form games. The goal is always to have fun and just play. If we sense some chemistry, we will invite you to our next practice and see if you feel it too:) If not, we’ve met some new improv friends!

We can’t wait to play with you! :) :)

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FILL OUT THE AUDITION FORM!
AUDITION SIGN UP FORM

The Sorta Big Time, Kinda Secret, Sketch Match #2

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We are doing it again because the first one was so much fun!

Saturday March 1st @ The Pinch 3548 14th St., NW Washington, DC

12pm     Free to Watch or Participate!

The SBTKS Sketch Match is a friendly, supportive and constructive competition open to: comedic sketch troupes/teams, indie sketch writers and even actors/improvisers who want to play a part in someone else’s sketch!

Hosted by Jennifer Crawford & Tim Trueheart of The JellyVision Show!

http://www.thejellyvisionshow.podbean.com/

There will be both Audience Awards & Judges’ Choice Honors

Master Judge: Murphy McHugh, Founder of Dojo Comedy and the famous DC Sketch Troupe, Brick Penguin.

We give power to the audience! Each audience member gets a ballot and an opportunity to hand out their own, original, award of distinction to the individual or team that left a unique impression. Comments and awards are emailed to all the competitors after the match!

**Competing Sketch Teams & Writers: Please use the Sign Up Link at the bottom to let us know you will be competing. I will contact everyone a week prior to the match to get your sketch titles for the ballots. Sign Up early because we do have limited number of sketches we can take.

**Improvisers & Actors: Please use the sign up link at the bottom to sign up to be cast in a sketch(es)! Casting will happen on the fly at the SBTKS Sketch Match. Casting happens from 11:30am-12:30. Actors will have a star on their name tag letting sketch writers know they are available for casting.

Cool beans. Here is how it works:

Casting & Check-In: 11:30am-12:30pm Match starts at 12:30.

There will be 3 competing categories

1. Rough & Sorta Ready Sketch Category
(Individual Competition):
Sketch writers with unrehearsed sketches that will be read from paper. Writers can bring their own sketch actors or get volunteers from the event. Sketch writers in this category can submit up to 2 different sketches. In this category, writers are competing as individuals and will be judged on the comedic quality of their sketch writing. **Sketches should be under 10 min.** After your sketch is performed, Murphy will give you live notes on your sketch.

2. Wild & Paper Free Sketch Category:
(Group Competition)
This category is for existing sketch groups/troupes with rehearsed sketches. No scripts allowed. Each sketch team submits two sketches and will be competing as a group. Groups will be judged on comedic quality, acting, richness of characters, sketch memorability and overall performance. **Sketches should be under 12 minutes** Live Comments from Murphy will be held until all sketches in this category are performed.

3. Best Comedic Acting: We want good acting & character work to be recognized too! On each ballot there will be a place to vote for your favorite sketch actor in each category.

That is a lot of info! Now all you have to do is sign up!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dD4GnR1Ob_GhR9_1U6_NcUVtvvj2Ma_O4E8gJ7ORgKY/viewform

Swingin’ T’s Groovy Improv Mixer & Funky Fresh Jam

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Improvisers! Get Out of Your Head and Into this Jam!

Wed. Feb. 5th at Whitlows

2854 Wilson Blvd. Clarendon
Doors Open at 7:30pm  $10 Cash Cover at the Door


Play, Drink & Connect! Swingin’ T’s Shakin’ Improv Social is a chance to have wild fun with other improvisers and/or discover new talent for your current or future projects. Coaches, producers, casting directors, sketch writers and incomplete improv troupes encouraged to attend!

Hosted by improvisers and co-hosts of The JellyVision Show: Tim Trueheart and Jennifer Crawford.

http://thejellyvisionshow.podbean.com/

This is not your ordinary jam….

Expect scene challenges, character work, strange inspirations, drinking games, social improv experiments and even Improv Bingo! All of this happens in our private Sand Bar with full menu service with plenty of room to play.

Swingin’ T’s is a chance to flex your improv muscles while also meeting new people for projects, teams, etc. This is not your typical anything! Tim and I invent improv exercises and experiments and we all drink and see what happens. Each month is different to keep it funky fresh, but expect rando-longform, character intensive exercises, “scene dating” and lots more! I mean, geez, we can’t give it all away;)

Participate in as much or as little as you wish. Bring contact info to share!

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30! $10 CASH COVER COME EARLY FOR THE MINGLE & TINGLE! Play ’til 11pm!

Whitlow’s On Wilson will have 1/2 price sandwiches and bottles of wine! A quick walk from the Clarendon Metro. There is also ample street parking and a $5 lot across the street.

The Sorta Big Time, Kinda Secret, Sketch Match

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The SBTKS a friendly, supportive and constructive competition open to: comedic sketch troupes/teams, indie sketch writers and actors/improvisers who want to play a part in a writer’s sketch!
And we give power to the audience! Each audience member gets a ballot and an opportunity to hand out their own, original, award of distinction to the individual or team that left a unique impression.

Cool beans. Here is how it works:

There will be 3 competing categories
(2 rounds in Categories 1 & 2) :

1. The Rough & Sorta Ready Sketch Category:
Sketch writers/groups with unrehearsed sketches that will be read from paper. Writers can bring their own sketch actors or get volunteers from the event. Sketch writers in this category can submit up to 2 different sketches to be performed in Round 1. In round 2, each sketch is performed again with an opportunity to coach or recast in between rounds. In this category, writers are competing as individuals and will be judged on the comedic quality of their sketch writing. **Sketches should be under 10 min.**

2. The Wild & Paper Free Sketch Category:
This category is for existing sketch groups/troupes with rehearsed sketches. No scripts allowed. Each sketch team submits two sketches and will be competing as a group. Groups will be judged on comedic quality, acting, richness of characters, sketch memorability and overall performance. **Sketches should be under 12 minutes**

3. The Commercial Breaks: While scores are tallied or during any delay, we will invite any sketch groups with quick commercial sketches to come up and perform their commercial. This is a super fun category you could even write on the fly. **Commercial breaks should be 1-3 minutes**

Now, all you have to do is sign up with the link below, so we can put you on the roster/ballot!

Who needs to sign up?

**Sketch Teams & Writers: Please use the Sign Up Link so we can get you on the ballots!
**Improvisers & Actors: Please use the Sign Up Link  to sign up to be cast in a sketch(es)! Casting will happen on the fly at the SBTKS Sketch Match. It helps us organizers to know you will be there:)