DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH?
IMPROV TROUPE TRYOUTS
Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 • 7:00pm
We're looking for excellent team players, natural improv comedians, and those with an uncanny sense of comedic timing to join the ComedySportz Richmond Minor League. Improv or theatre experience helpful, but not required. Come prepared to move, play and laugh. A lot. No prepared monologues or songs necessary - this is improv!
About the tryouts:
WHEN & WHERE: Tryouts will take place at the CSz Richmond Theater, 8906 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm:
WHO CAN TRY OUT? Tryouts are open to anyone 18 and older (not currently in high school). Improv comedy experience, education, or background is helpful, but not required. The CSz Richmond Theater is an inclusive place, and we value players of all ability, age, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, race, religion, or sexual orientation. CSz is FOR EVERYONE.
HOW DO I PREPARE? Fill out the form below, and mark your calendar! Be sure to read a little about us here as well. Come in comfy clothes that you’re able to move in. You don’t need to bring a headshot or resume, and there is no need to prepare monologues or songs. Oh - and if you've never seen a ComedySportz match before, we highly recommend taking one in before tryouts if you can. It's every Friday & Saturday night, and seeing a match will give a perfectly clear picture of what this is all about! You can get tickets HERE!
THE TRYOUTS: Plan to arrive at CSz just a little ahead of the 7pm start time. Our tryouts are a big group event, where you'll warm up and play improv games with others whom you've just met. We'll go for a couple hours, making sure we get a chance to see everyone several times, and that you get a chance to shine and to play with as many different people as possible. Our hope is that this will be the most fun you've ever had in any audition situation! There may be a need for callbacks, which will be discussed at the tryouts.
WHAT ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE TRYOUTS? We only offer opportunities for our Major League troupe directly from the Minor Leagues. So whether you're just looking to have fun doing improv with a great group of people, or you have your eyes set on the Majors and beyond, this is the way to go!
About the Minor League Troupe
PERFORMING: There are Minor League matches every month on one Thursday evening and one Saturday afternoon, plus opportunities to perform with the Major League on a Friday "League Night." It is not required that every troupe member be available for every match.
TIME COMMITMENT: In addition to the matches, Minor League members are expected to practice once a week (2-hour practices), currently on Sunday evenings. Players commit to the league on a quarterly basis.
REQUIREMENTS: Aim to attend at least 3 of the 4 monthly practices, and be available for at least one, if not all, of the monthly matches. Act in accordance to CSz Richmond’s policies as set out in our grievance policy, given to players before joining the league, which includes a theater-wide Policy Against Harassment. League members are offered their first quarter free of dues, and then are asked to pay quarterly dues after that for each quarter that they choose to continue participation.
PERKS! Active Minor League members receive free admission to any regular CSz Richmond show (ComedySportz and all CSz-produced After Hours shows), provided there are seats available. They also get a 50% concessions discount (not including alcohol), and first-dibs on workshops with limited availability. And Minor League members are also welcome to attend our Annual Improv Festivus shows and activities at no charge (except for the master classes, but even those are offered at a discount!)
OTHER QUESTIONS? Feel free to email us with any other questions you may have.
TO REGISTER, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND JOIN US AT TRYOUTS!