June 23, 2008

How to join an improv group in Kansas City

Honestly, this is very hard to do. The only groups that hold auditions that are open to the public are Full Frontal Comedy, Comedy City, and Roving Imp. From what we hear, most of the other groups are not auditioning for awhile. Makeshift Militia typically only auditions UMKC students, but who knows, contact them, and let us know what you find out.

Here is a lovely list on how to join an improv group in Kansas City.

1. Audition for one of the aforementioned groups.
2. Go see shows--This will help you figure out who you like, what style you like, who you think you will blend with, who has the hottest guys/girls, etc...
3. Talk to the improvisers after the show--Especially at the bar, they will open up with more happy juice.
4. Take as many improv workshops as you can find. The community is well connected. If you take a workshop, your name will spread, especially if you are putting forth the effort to get to know people.
5. Continue to read this blog.
6. Join the forums on City3.org.
7. Start your own group--This is definitely how most groups are started here in Kansas City

2 comments:

Jared Brustad said...

"7. Start your own group--This is definitely how most groups are started here in Kansas City"

Then get involved in Improv Thunderdome Season 3, starting in January 2009.

:)

Tim said...

Improv-Abilities (kcimprov.com) has auditions twice a year, with some experienced required. We also set up impromptu auditions for people with experience who come to us in between our auditions. Plus, there's free water.