What is the Loop?

 

The Loop is a club for people interested in practicing and performing long form improv comedy. Members enjoy the opportunity to attend weekly practices where they are guided by a professional coach to hone their skills in this art form.

 

The Loop is also a ‘show generator’. Members are assembled into ensembles in order to gain performance opportunities at CSz Seattle’s Other Theatre. Training is largely format-focused (ie. Montage, Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower etc)

 

The Loop’s purpose is to produce and curate high-quality long form improv shows in CSz Seattle’s The Other Theatre in weekend primetime slots. In order to accomplish this, The Loop trains improvisers to be bold risk-takers who demonstrate resilience and energy, to offer hilarious performances with honesty and heart.

 

When is it?

 

Practices are Sundays from 5:30pm-7:30pm at CSz Seattle.

 

How long is the commitment?

 

The Loop operates in seasons of ~3 months.

 

Are there any Prerequisites?

 

Anyone who auditions must have taken a minimum of three course levels with an established improv comedy theatre organization.

 

How do I join?

 

Members must audition. Here's the audition form.

 

How many people will be in it?

 

The Loop will have a maximum of 24 performers.

 

Once I audition, do I need to re-audition for future seasons?

 

No, you don’t. However if it’s determined that your involvement isn’t a good fit, you may be informed you may not re-join, or that you must re-audition on a future date.

 

If I get in, how much does it cost?

 

$100 per season

 

What am I paying for?

 

  • Professional coaching with individual-specific feedback.

  • Being a member of The Loop removes many of the burdensome aspects of being in an improv ensemble, The Loop provides:

    • Regular weekly practices

    • Space to practice

    • Coaching

    • Performance opportunities

    • Show marketing advice and assistance

    • Group management advice and assistance

 

How are groups decided?

 

Members of The Loop will pitch ideas for shows. A number of those shows will be selected. Selections will be based on the number of people in The Loop, the interests of those members, their availability, and the available performance slots. Loop members will be divided into groups to perform one of the selected show pitches.

 

How Many Performances Do I Do?

 

This will depend on the number of shows produced per season and the number of Loop performers. Our goal is to give as many performance opportunities as possible without inducing "burnout".

 

 

A typical practice at The Loop:

 

5:30pm-5:45pm: Group warm-ups

5:45pm-6:15pm Main Lesson w/ All Loop Members and the Head Coach

6:15-6:20 BREAK

6:20-7:00pm Break-off Practices w/ your Group and a Coach

 

upcoming season Dates:

 

Auditions: Sunday, January 8th 2023 5:30pm-7:30pm
Practices: Sundays Jan 15th - April 2nd 5:30-7:30
First show Feb 17th. (Shows continue past season practice)
Last show, late April


Next season auditions, early May.

 

 

Questions?

Email the Head Coach, Ian Lootens iane.lootens@gmail.com

 

Here's that audition form one more time :)

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