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The Improv Imps’ Community Service Show!

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Sunday 4/27 at Epicure Cafe

11104 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22031

FREE SHOW!

How would you like to Face Monday with a smile on your face? A smile that will still be there the morning after you witness The Improv Imps fulfill their community service requirement by bringing laughter to the people! 

The show is free at the delicious & artistic Epicure Café! Get dinner and a show for just the cost of dinner! Spread the word lucky bird! The bigger the audience the louder the laughs.

The show is made up entirely on the spot based on audience suggestions. It’s a show that has never been seen and will never be seen again. We call it an “Unforgettable Experience”.  

 

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

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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:)

 

 

A Groovy Improv Mixer & Funky Fresh Jam

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

Hosted by improvisers and co-hosts of The JellyVision ShowTim Trueheart and Jelly!

Expect scene challenges, strange inspirations, social improv experiments and even Improv Bingo! All of this happens in our private Sand Bar with full menu service.

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!

Whitlow’s On Wilson will have 1/2 price sandwiches and bottles of wine!

 

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

Hosted by improvisers and co-hosts of The JellyVision ShowTim Trueheart and Jelly!

Expect scene challenges, strange inspirations, social improv experiments and the debut of Improv Bingo! All of this happens in our private Sand Bar with full menu service.

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!

Whitlow’s On Wilson will have 1/2 price sandwiches and bottles of wine!

Here are just a few examples of the connections made at previous Swingin’ T’s Mixers:

1. Many Swingin’ T’s attendees were cast in the pilot for Tiny Champions when the came looking for local talent.

2. The Improv Imps found their awesome coach John Windmueller

3. Several improvisers from the mixer have appeared as faux characters on The JellyVision Show and their stars are rising.

4. The Improv Imps found a new member for their troupe!