It’s that time of the year: PHIT is looking for the most talented improvisers in the City of Brotherly Love to fill our stage and join a company of over 100 performers who are members of our theatre managed improv & sketch teams or show hosts and writers.
This year we are casting three new improv teams of approximately 6-9 performers each. One team will be put into PHIT’s schedule on Saturday nights as part of PHIT House Team Night starting in May and will be directed by Ralph Andracchio, the other two teams will become PHIT’s first Harold teams and will perform every Tuesday the theater has a run in The Shubin (also starting in May). The Harold team directors are Rob Gentile and Alex Newman. Complete details are below!
AUDITION TIMES & PRE-REQUISITES:
PHIT will be holding open-call auditions for our House Teams on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.. Auditions will be held at The Adrienne Theatre Skybox, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
CALLBACKS will be held the following day, Sunday, March 10th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 6:00 p.m. in the same location.
Auditioners should have previously completed PHIT’s Improv 201 course or will need to detail their previous training and receive permission from the theater to attend (in general, having taken an equivalent “201″ or “intermediate” course with another established improv school will meet the requirement). Auditioners who have taken classes at PHIT will not be given special preference over those who have studied elsewhere, although we will have had more time to see you perform which may help.
You must be available for the posted audition times to be considered. No other audition times are available.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION:
Sign-ups begin immediately. To secure an audition time please email your name, phone number, a preferred time (if any), and details of your past improv training (if you have not completed PHIT’s Improv 201 to:
You will receive a confirmation message within two (2) business days – for example, if you contact us on Monday you’ll hear from us by Wednesday, or if you contact us on Friday, you’ll hear from us by the following Tuesday). We will accept sign-ups until no audition times remain. All specific audition times are first-come-first-served.
There are no alternate times. If you are not available for these audition dates and times, please do not email or call to ask for an exception – you simply will not be able to audition. If you are interested in auditioning, you must sign-up for one of our announced timeslots.
ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION:
Auditioners will be seen every 30 minutes in groups of 7-10. Auditioners do not need to prepare anything in advance as the audition will be entirely improvised. You will be asked to participate in a few short group exercises and will then perform two short scenes with a partner. The directors of the new teams, members of PHIT’s Artistic Team and PHIT Instructors will be in attendance to watch auditions. Anyone who is not a member of this groups or an auditioner will be required to wait outside The Skybox during auditions.
Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Resumes are not required but will gladly be accepted. Please bring a headshot with you if you have one. If you don’t have headshots, a recent snapshot will suffice.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME. There will be a short questionnaire for you to complete prior to your scheduled audition time.
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