Our audition week started off with two instructional workshops during which we introduced people to the basics of improv, taught them a few basic games, and tried to get them to relax before auditions started.
Three separate audition windows enticed 25 talented performers to give improv a try. We were extremely impressed by the risks everyone was willing to take and how genuinely funny they all were. There wasn't a single person in the audition pool who wasn't talented. Unfortunately, though, we have to keep our group small, so we called back nine people for a final round audition at which we laughed our faces off and got to meet a number of fascinating characters.
In the end, we spent 90 minutes discussing everyone's talents and considering the needs of our troupe and the future implications of each potential member on our group dynamic.
In all honesty, every single one of the 25 people who auditioned for us could be successful members of high school improv troupes across America, but we are excited to welcome four new members: Jules, Derek, Devin, and Alexis!