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 6pm-8pm 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.
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?
$60 per season ($20 per month)
What am I getting for my money?
Professional coaching with individual-specific feedback.
A bunch of new friends.
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
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, their availability, and the available performance slots. The Loop’s Artistic Director and Steering Committee will divide the members of The Loop into groups to perform one of the selected show pitches.
Meet the Head Coach!
Alex Grindeland is the founder of CSz Seattle. He performs weekly in our long form and short form improv shows. Alex has been an improvising for 17 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre-Education and enjoys teaching, coaching, and directing improvisers of all ages and experience levels.
Meet the Assistant Coaches!
(Bios and headshots coming soon!)
Photo Credit: Yolanda Suarez
A typical practice at The Loop would look like this: