Improv Resident Teams
Next Round of Auditions: Sunday, June 11th (ALL DAY)
Submission Deadline: May 29th, 5pm.
Lineup Announcement: May 31st
Start of Resident Term: June 26th
***each performer may audition with no more than two teams***
M.I.’s Westside Comedy theater is excited to announce a new direction for long form improv for the Los Angeles Improv Community. All are eligible and welcome to audition!
- Create Your Own Team.
- Audition with Your Team.
- Perform for Three Months.
- Revenue Share for All Resident Teams!
What is the Resident Team Program?
The Resident Team Program is a 3 month performance residency at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. resident teams perform biweekly on Monday nights at 7, 8, or 9 PM.
All teams receive a 50/50 split of the box office revenue for their show (after the first 8 tickets sold, to cover the cost of operating the room). Teams are paid via their point person on a monthly basis.
Before the end of the term, we will hold open auditions for the upcoming term.
What are we looking for?
- Fantastic improv teams with no more than 10 players and (preferably) no less than 4.
- Gender Parity.
- Teams who rehearse together (judges can always tell)
Please note that a team is a group of people, minimally 2 performers, who plan to consistently perform together, should they be selected for a residency. If your submission does not align with this, it is not a fit for our residency program. Instead, check out our pitch a show option.
How to submit your team?
Have your teams designated point person (this person will act as a liaison between your team and The Westside) email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A high res team photo or logo with team name. (1080 X 1080 PNG)
- Your Teams info in the following layout (please submit as a google doc with share/edit permissions unlocked).
Bio: (description of play style, where you met, performed, and who you are).
Team: Jane Doe, Mikey Mike, Etc.
How do auditions work?
Your team will perform a 15 minute set in front of a panel of judges and live audience. YES! There will be an audience vote, so please encourage friends/family/strangers to come support your team! The first 11 teams will be decided by the judges and the 12th team will be the one with the highest audience vote. Show lineups will be randomly selected and announced in the days prior to auditions. Please make sure you are able to make yourself available for whichever time your team is scheduled to audition.
If your team is selected to join our theater as a Resident Team, you 3 month term of shows will start once the current term has ended.