Improv audition experiences
September 4, 2012 6:41 PM Subscribe
Improv class. Audition for the performance track, or take a beginners' class first?
posted by Zosia Blue to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm deciding whether to audition for the performance track class at a local improv theater or to start with the beginners' class and audition next year. I majored in an intensive acting program, and have some (very minor) improv training, but that was 10 years ago and I haven't done any acting or improv since. I'm an improv fan, and have watched many live and taped performances over the years.
Not sure of my goal yet. I'm doing this for fun, but also want to perform if all goes well.
What I'm looking for from MeFites so I can get a sense of which option I should choose:
-Have you auditioned for an improv class before? What was it like?
-Any tips going into an improv audition? What to do, what not to do, etc.
-Based on my info, should I take the beginner classes first? I was a good improver when I was in school, but, again, that was years ago and I never did any improv outside of the classroom or school performance setting.
-Bonus: Have you auditioned for the Performance Track class at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis? Please share your story. (Or any BNW improv class stories.)
Thanks for the help!