Fearscape Auditions Are Here!

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LATE NIGHT FEARSCAPE AUDITIONS

Announcing auditions for Improv Cincinnati’s October spooktacular, Late Night Fearscape!

Improv Cincinnati is producing an homage to the classic late night, low-budget, hosted creature feature shows of the 70s and 80s (think Elvira, The Crypt Keeper, and Svengoolie). Our creepy hosts will present a few shorts (short-form improv games) and a feature (a long-form improv performance).

Show runs every Friday in October (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25).

Most of the show will be improv, with some scripted elements for the hosts. There will be some musical improv for a few of the performers, but most of the improv ensemble will not need to sing.

Improvisers of all experience levels are welcome to audition!

ROLES

The Host: A TV weatherperson for ICTV who got roped into hosting a TV horror show in a cheesy vampire outfit. He/she might be a little resentful of their career status, but ultimately really loves being an entertainer, and sometimes amps up the overboard cheese factor by a lot. Modeled after the classic “horror hosts” of the 70s and 80s (e.g., Elvira, Svengoolie, Count Floyd, The Cryptkeeper). Actor should be comfortable with improvised banter and jokes. Ideally also comfortable with light crowd work, and possibly musical improv.

Bob, Co-Host: An animatronic pirate skeleton who will be operated and voiced by an offstage actor. The improviser operating Bob should be OK with puppetry voicing and improvised banter, and have a tiny minimum of hand-eye coordination (though it really won’t take much).

Improv Ensemble Member: Eight improvisers who will perform in the improvised short-form games and long-form feature.

Musical Improv Ensemble Member: A 2- to 3-person subset of the main Ensemble who will perform in show segments that involve improvised singing.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will be held twice weekly: Sunday nights, and one other evening to be determined based on cast availability. Cast members are expected to be available to attend most rehearsals. A couple of missed rehearsals are not a big deal (especially if we know about them in advance), but please make an effort to block off the rehearsal dates on your calendar.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, August 11.

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For Which Role(s) are you auditioning?
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Workshops, classes, teams/shows? Theatre or other relevant experience?
Why do you like them?
Check the rehearsal days that are IMPOSSIBLE for you.
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We'll email you a packet of information to help you prepare.
I acknowledge the production I'm auditioning for may involve flashing/strobe lighting. I do not, to the best of my knowledge, have any medical conditions that would prevent me from safely performing in such an environment.


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ROLES

The Host

A TV weatherperson for ICTV who got roped into hosting a TV horror show in a cheesy vampire outfit. He/she might be a little resentful of their career status, but ultimately really loves being an entertainer, and sometimes amps up the overboard cheese factor by a lot. Modeled after the classic “horror hosts” of the 70s and 80s (e.g., Elvira, Svengoolie, Count Floyd, The Cryptkeeper). Actor should be comfortable with improvised banter and jokes. Ideally also comfortable with light crowd work, and possibly musical improv.



Bob, Co-Host

An animatronic pirate skeleton who will be operated and voiced by an offstage actor. The improviser operating Bob should be OK with puppetry voicing and improvised banter, and have a tiny minimum of hand-eye coordination (though it really won’t take much).



Improv Ensemble Member

Eight improvisers who will perform in the improvised short-form games and long-form feature.



Musical Improv Ensemble Member

A 2- to 3-person subset of the main Ensemble who will perform in show segments that involve improvised singing.



Which roles are you interested in (check all that apply)?:

HostVoice of Bob, the Pirate SkeletonImprov Ensemble MemberMusical Improv Ensemble Member


EXPERIENCE

Describe your level of improv experience (classes, workshops, performance, etc.):



Do you have any favorite horror movies, shows, or books? Favorite horror villains? What do you like about them?:


REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will be held twice weekly: Sunday nights, and one other evening to be determined based on cast availability. Cast members are expected to be available to attend most rehearsals. A couple of missed rehearsals are not a big deal (especially if we know about them in advance), but please make an effort to block off the rehearsal dates on your calendar.



Rehearsals will begin Sunday, August 11.



In addition to Sunday nights, please indicate which of these times you are available to rehearse:

Monday nightTuesday nightWednesday nightThursday nightFriday nightSaturday morning

Which of those potential rehearsal times (including Sunday nights) are absolutely impossible deal-breakers for you?:



Do you have potential scheduling conflicts that you already know about? If so, which dates?:


AUDITION TIMES

Please choose your preferred audition time:

    • 10:00 am Saturday, August 3

    • 11:00 am Saturday, August 3

    • 10:00 am Sunday, August 4

    • 11:00 am Sunday, August 4

We’ll email you a packet of information prior to the auditions to help you prepare.



SAFETY NOTE

Because of the nature of this show, there is a chance there will be some spooky strobe lighting effects. You cool with this?

I acknowledge the production I'm auditioning for may involve flashing/strobe lighting. I do not, to the best of my knowledge, have any medical conditions that would prevent me from safely performing in such an environment.