LMA House Team Auditions for 2016
Laugh-Masters Academy is inviting Students & Teachers to audition for several new Official LMA Improv Teams, known as House Teams.
House Teams will be given opportunities to regularly perform on stage at The Belvoir Theatre (and other venues), participate in official LMA events, represent LMA in the wider Improv community and to showcase what is possible by training with LMA.
House Teams will practice regularly with an LMA assigned Coach, on a show form selected by LMA that is considered the best for that team based on skill level, type of players, or which form(s) LMA wishes to showcase.
Auditions are the only way to get onto a House Team!
Players are eligible to audition for, join, and continue membership on a House Team if they have:
Completed a Level 1 Improv Class and are currently an LMA Student; or
Attended an LMA Improv Intensive workshop and are currently an LMA Student; or
Taken an LMA Class and/or are currently Assistant Teaching or Shadowing a class as part of the LMA Teacher Track
Completed all levels of Improv at LMA
Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Artistic Director
The audition process consists of each Student performing a number of scenes for a Selection Panel consisting of current LMA Teachers and Management, and will last approximately 30 minutes, depending on the number of people auditioning.
This may sound stressful, but it shouldn’t be. Fun is the name of the game and remember, we are all pulling for each other as part of a wider ensemble.
Auditions will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 19th at The Belvoir Theatre. To reserve your spot at the LMA House Team Auditions, please pre-register using the form below.
While skill is important, selection for a team is not based on skill alone. Teams need a balance of different player types, gender, age and other non-improv related criteria in order to work well as a group.
House Teams must practice with their Coach for at least 3 hours per fortnight, and Team Members are required to attend most practices or they may lose their place on the Team.
Each House Team must arrange their own space and time for team practice.
LMA will book House Teams to perform regularly on stage in front of an audience as LMA’s shows come online in early 2016. The Coaches will give notes to Teams after these performances.
Membership on a House Team lasts for six months, however LMA may also make changes to team membership at any time for any reason.
House Teams may also name themselves, and all names should be approved by LMA.
Auditioning for and joining a House Team is free of charge.
A Coach will be provided by LMA, and Players will be asked to pool funds to pay a minimum of $20-30 per hour to the Coach to cover his/her time. Teams may choose to pay more if they wish, but that is up to them and all fees are to be negotiated directly with your Coach.
Booking a regular practice space may incur additional fees, depending on the space, and this will be at the team’s expense. If you need space, please ask LMA Staff as there are many community venues available for reasonable fees.
We look forward to seeing you on stage!