Following our exciting announcement about the upcoming formation of two new sketch house teams, we bring more news! May 1st the Philly Improv Theater will audition for performers for three new improv house teams to be directed by David Donnella, Erin Pitts and Hunter Steffes. Improv house teams are given many special benefits including regular rehearsal and stage times at PHIT, discounts on tickets, and more. These professional ensembles are cast and managed by the theater to reflect our overarching vision and stand as a showcase for students in our exemplary comedy training center.
First round auditions will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 between 10am – 4:30pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 2nd from 6pm – 10:30pm. Please hold both of these dates if you are interested in being cast!
Auditions will be held at Philly Improv Theater @ The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Auditioners must have completed PHIT’s improv curriculum, be currently enrolled in Improv 401, or have the approval of the Artistic Director.
Auditioners must be available for the audition times to be considered. No other audition times are available.
ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION:
Auditioners will be seen every 30 minutes in groups of 6-10. Auditioners do not need to prepare anything in advance. 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.
Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Resumes are not required but will gladly be accepted. Please bring a professional headshot with you. If you don’t have headshots, a recent high quality photo 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.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION:
Sign-ups begin immediately. To secure an audition time please email your name, phone number, prior class experience and instructors, along with any preferred time (if available) 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 time slots.