Just a quick note to let everyone know there will be some changes to how the IAGG lottery results are posted – we’ve had a number of instances over the last year, probably caused by the volume of lottery entries, the fact that some entries are 3 months before the drawing and some are because the lottery entry form can sometimes be treated like a scratchpad for ideas with people throwing ideas in the form 5-6 at a time and then forgetting all about them.
As a result we’ve had :
People not noticing their group has been selected and scheduled – and then as a result, not showing up to perform when scheduled
People not know which groups in the lottery are theirs – either because the names are very similar or because they submitted enough names that they lost track and then have to email to ask “are any of those mine?” when the results are posted or just seeing it and not realizing it is their group…and then not showing up to perform when scheduled.
Every time we have to fill in a hole in the calendar, it not only impacts the staff because we are having to scramble to find a group to perform at the last minute (groups that don’t have a proper chance to get the word out) but also the other groups because the IAGG depends on the performers to help promote the shows, so it means smaller audiences for the other 3 groups that hustled and showed up to perform like they’re supposed to.
The lottery draw will happen as normal – a full, random waitlist will be drawn at the same time as usual
When the lottery results are done they will be emailed out as normal, posted here in the performer blog and a link will go up in the Facebook group “HUGE Information Central” with the primary contact person listed for each group tagged.
We will begin asking for a confirmation reply from the primary contact person within a week – the confirmation deadline will be included in the email and all posts.
Groups that miss the confirmation deadline will be removed and we will contact the next group on the waitlist and continue until we have a full calendar and confirmations from everyone.
This is obviously several more steps in the process but this seems much better than just hoping people promote the show and show up to perform, which is all we really ask.
Let me know via email if you have any questions
Casting for first run of “Attenborough: The Improvised Wildlife Documentary” at HUGE Improv Theater.
Improvisers with experience in (or comfort with) movement-based performance wanted for a long-form improv show based on BBC nature films. Performers will be portraying animals through movement and vocalization, as well as improvising dialogue as scientists, wildlife photographers, etc ***
Show runs Saturday nights at 10:30, September 3 – October 29 at HUGE
Rehearsals are Thursday nights 7:30-9:30, June 23 – September 1 (accommodating some breaks for Fringe).
Produced by Rita Boersma, Michael Ritchie, and Erin Sheppard.
Sunday, May 29; 4:30 – 6:30pm
Thursday, June 2; 6 – 8pm
HUGE Improv Theater: 3037 Lyndale Ave S. Mpls, MN 55408.
Please bring any known conflict dates for rehearsals and performances.
Please wear closed-toe shoes and come dressed for movement.
To schedule an audition please email Rita Boersma at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 27 and indicate which audition date/dates you are available.
For all other questions please contact Michael Ritchie at MKLRITCHIE@GMAIL.COM.
*** Please note: This show has the potential to be very physical. Performers will be portraying animals for the most part and should be comfortable being in close contact with other performers, in addition to performing movement-driven scenes.
Our sweet little show is a snotty teenager and it’ll have to follow the rules as long as it lives under my roof! Don’t you roll your eyes….Don’t you walk away…I’m talking to you!!!…DON’T YOU DARE SLAM THAT DOOR!!!
* Five Man Job
* Ferrari McSpeedy
* Cross Weaving
We will still maintain the public-facing HUGE blog as well – and you may see the same posts repeated on both if they are equally of interest/importance to the public and improvisers. This blog is publicly find-able so nothing posted here is “secret” or private.
Often we have posts that are more specifically written to performers, those will be posted here along with audition information, news and developments that are a little more “inside baseball”