2013 FRINGE FESTIVAL IMPROV AUDITIONS – JUNE 22ND!

KristenSchier_color(small)PHIT is excited to hold auditions for our fall theatrical run, an original improvised piece titled The Party which will premiere during the 2013 Fringe Festival, and another of our Fringe shows – an improvised parody of crime procedurals titled Reasonable Doubt.

The Party is a simple character driven monoscene format that takes place all at the same party, the type of which will be suggested by the audience at the top of the show. We will explore all manner of awkward, touching and hilarious, exchanges on display against the backdrop of a celebration.

The Party will be directed by Kristen Schier and will be PHIT’s fall theatrical run production in the new theatrical run programming being produced by Kristen Schier. Rehearsals will be held Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons beginning July 10th, and a technical rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, September 4th. Performances will begin Thursday, September 5th at 9:00 p.m. and then run September 6th through September 22nd on Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Performers will receive a stipend.

Reasonable Doubt – Crime is afoot! Watch as our cast plans, perpetrates, and prosecutes a felony chosen by the audience. The performers will be judges, attorneys, defendants, and more as they improvise a trial while simultaneously exploring the scene of the crime. Will justice be served or will the guilty walk free?

Reasonable Doubt will be directed by Meredith Weir and Adam Siry. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning on June 26th, and Sundays beginning in August. Performances will begin Thursday, September 12th at 10:00 p.m. and run Friday the 13th at 10:00 p.m., Saturday the 14th at 10:00 p.m., and Sunday the 15th at 5:00 p.m.

 

AUDITION TIMES & PRE-REQUISITES

PHIT will be holding auditions for both of these productions on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

 Auditioners should have previously completed PHIT’s Improv 201 course or will need to detail their previous training and receive permission from the theater’s Season Producer 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 SECURE AN AUDITION

Sign-ups for audition times 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 contact@phillyimprovtheater.com. You will receive a confirmation message within one (1) business days – for example, if you contact us on Monday you’ll hear from us by Tuesday.We will accept sign-ups until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21st or 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, we will not be taking walk-in auditioners.

ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION

BE SURE TO 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 audition. 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. Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Auditioners will be seen every 30 minutes in groups of 6-10. 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 a short improvised scene. The directors and members of PHIT’s Artistic Team will be in attendance. PHIT Instructors are also invited and may watch auditions. Anyone who is not a member of this group or is an auditioner will be required to wait outside the audition space during auditions.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

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