Auditions to be a part of Generation Sketch Comedy take place at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester. No experience is required to audition!
Spring 2017 auditions:
Friday, January 13th
Weimer Hall (exact room will be posted on the Facebook event page the night of)
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING:
During the audition you will be required to do the following:
1) a cold read
This simply means performing a written sketch on stage. You will be given the script and your role the night of and can read from it during the performance. You are NOT expected to memorize a sketch in preparation.
2) 2 improvised object monologues
An object monologue is a monologue (extended speech performed by one person) from the point of view of an inanimate object, animal, plant, idea, etc. You will be given a notecard the night of with two objects. You must then improvise two short monologues as both of the objects. Be creative!
3) perform any prepared characters you have. If you do not have any prepared characters, we will provide you with a couple during the audition. However, it is recommended that you prepare your own beforehand. NOTE: You will only be able to perform a MAXIMUM of five characters.
4) OPTIONAL: submit a written sketch
If you want to submit a written sketch you must email it to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the audition begins. Any sketches received after 7:00pm on the 13th will NOT be counted. Remember, this part is optional. It cannot hurt your audition, but it can help.
[AS A MEMBER OF GENERATION SKETCH COMEDY…]
As a member of Generation 24 you will be required to attend two hour-long meetings per week. In addition, you will be expected to write and submit sketches on a regular basis. Finally, you must be willing to act in Generation 24’s live sketch show at the end of the spring semester.
NOTE: The date of the show is typically during the time of final exams. There will be hours of rehearsals leading up to the show that you cannot miss. Just know before you audition that you will have to make yourself available during that time.
It is possible that not everyone who wants to try out will be able to make the regular audition. With that in mind, a make-up audition may be scheduled for BEFORE the audition. This option is NOT for those who would prefer not to audition on Friday, but instead for those who absolutely cannot attend. If you need to schedule a make-up audition please message Generation Sketch Comedy on Facebook and we can hammer out the details.
If you have any questions that were not answered above, please feel free to message Generation Sketch Comedy via Facebook or email us at email@example.com
Link to Facebook event page (it is required that you have an active Facebook account in order to be a member): https://www.facebook.com/events/1833149513592385/