Are you an actor with writing chops?
Are you a writer with a secret closet full of wigs?
Did the recent SNL showcase inspire you to do a deep dive into your character work?
Then get ready, because Character World is coming!
Character World is a new, hour-long show on the iO Mainstage for Solo Character work. Auditions will be held soon to create a team of 12 writer/actors. Each of these team members will create a brand new 3-minute solo character piece to perform at the monthly show. We are talking fully costumed, fully memorized, excellently written and well-acted character comedy, here. The REAL stuff.
Team members will commit to attending weekly Thursday night rehearsals where they will present their characters to the team. Rehearsals will be collaborative environment where we will all pitch on and polish each other’s work as a group. Because of that, we are looking for not only strong comedians, but also wonderful humans who can give and take notes with grace. It is then up to the individual to choose their strongest character to refine, rehearse, and perform for the show.
The show is hosted by Karen Baughn (The Truce) but the real work will be up to YOU. If you are self-motivated to write, act, and create new characters every month, then please read on to find out audition information. We will look forward to seeing your tape!
CHARACTER WORLD AUDITION INFORMATION
To audition you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
-A current or past mainstage improv or sketch team member
-A current DCT improv or sketch team member
-An active student of iO’s writing program (any class) or improv program (past Level Two) who has taken any class within the past 24 months
-A participant in one of iO’s diversity initiatives or inclusion shows
Limited exceptions may be granted. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with eligibility questions.
The first round of auditions will be by video submission. You will need to paste a link to your character reel in the google form. Reels should be no more than 5 minutes and should show off your range along with your acting and writing chops. (You may use the same video that you used if you applied to the SNL showcase.)
FORMS AND VIDEOS WILL BE DUE BY LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
FILL OUT GOOGLE FORM HERE