Improvapalooza

Sat, Sep 3 2022 12:00am - Sun, Sep 4 2022 12:00am

Calling all improvisers! Open call auditions for Improvapalooza will be on Thursday August 4th from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the CYT Hub.

Improvapalooza will be on Saturday, September 3rd (time TBD.)  Participants of Improvapalooza will be given admission to Sunday’s Improv Workshop and Performance by Chicago Style Comedy.

Improv Workshop on Sunday – Entry is included for Improvapalooza participants, additional participants may purchase tickets separately.

Chicago Style Comedy Performance on Sunday – Entry is included for Improvapalooza participants, additional participants may purchase tickets separately.
 

Options:

Type: Price: Quantity:

Full Weekend

Includes: Competition, Workshop and Performance
$100.00

Workshop Only

Workshop only tickets will go on sale on August 5th

Tickets go on sale August 12, 2022 12:00AM
$25.00

Performance Only

Performance tickets will go on sale on August 5th

Tickets go on sale August 12, 2022 12:00AM
$20.00
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Venue:  ** TBD **




Event Details:

Description of the Improvapalooza competition:
First Call: First call is for each team to show off their best scene work in seven minutes . This will serve as an introduction of your team and your playing style to the judges. The competition is open to all styles of improv – comedy, dramatic, musical improv, long form, etc. 

Showcase:  There is a 16 minute window to perform their Showcase. The teams can play any games from the playbook. Teams can perform up to 2 games not in the playbook. Teams will have to explain the games that are not in the playbook– no explanation is needed for games in the playbook already.
After the showcase is completed and while the scores are being tallied, there will be Head to Head challenges. These will be fast paced improv games, one team versus another. 
   
Last Call:The highest scoring teams will move onto Last Call, which will be an opportunity to play one final game.
Audition dates and times

Auditions:
Open call auditions will be held Thursday August 4th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the CYT Hub.
All kids will show up and will then rotate through different types of games with different coaches.
Everyone who auditions will have the opportunity to perform on an improv team!
Auditions are open to anyone between the ages of 12-18 wishing to try out. Everyone who auditions will be placed on an improv team, placements will be decided by individual coaches. The coaches will decide on practice schedules as well as the games and improv styles that will be shown at Improvapalooza.
Auditions will consist of different types of improv warm ups and games. Even if you’re not familiar with some improv games, no worries! We will send out a list of games prior to the audition for you to familiarize yourself with. 
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and bring some water!

Prize for the winners
The winning team of Improvapalooza will open for the Chicago Style Comedy Show on Sunday, Sept 4th! The winners will open the show with their favorite improv games, as well as close the show alongside the Chicago Style Comedy performers.
Everyone who has committed to competing at Improvapalooza will be given admission to a special workshop, led by the Chicago Style Comedy performers, on Sunday, Sept. 4th.

The Workshop
Learn from the pros! The Chicago Style Comedy cast will be holding a workshop for teens prior to their Sunday night show. Led by four current/former ensemble members of the world famous Second City, this workshop will teach students the unique style of turning improvised material into comedic sketches. The teachers will discuss the art of long-form improv and the basics of grounded scene work. Entry is included for Improvapalooza participants, additional participants may purchase tickets separately.
Title/Description of the show

The Performance
Chicago Style Comedy is a scripted sketch show put on by Lafayette native, Renee Barry, and her three Chicago-based co-stars, Kennedy Baldwin, Joe Fitzpatrick, and Audrey Schiffhauer. 
All four performers are current/former ensemble members of the world famous Second City. This Chicago Style cast is bringing their big city comedy to our local scene. It’s a thrilling opportunity to see never before seen sketches, characters, and material come to life on stage. The show will also feature an improv performance from the winning team of CYT’s Improvapalooza! Entry is included for Improvapalooza participants, additional participants may purchase tickets separately.