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Thursday, April 11 classes CANCELLED!

Hi Thursday students,
In light of our quasi-end-times weather, we are calling off tonight’s classes. We’ll get back to you about the plans for a make up class. Stay safe.

Audition Announcement: Bummertown!

Bummertown is adding cast members for their upcoming run at HUGE Improv Theater in July and August. (9:30PM Fridays)

Auditions are Saturday, April 13, at HUGE. If you’re interested in auditioning, please fill out Audition Interest Form by midnight, March 30.

Important Dates and More Information About the Show:

Bummertown is an improvised show that offers a fresh look at the intersection of comedy and sad comedy – major downers and hilarity, intertwined. The show is an independent production created by Dan Jaquette and directed by Molly Chase. 

Bummertown is seeking ensemble members who have 3+ years performance experience and who are interested in treating serious topics with truth and humor. We’re seeking performers who are comfortable giving/taking focus and building scenes through honest action and reaction.

– Six rehearsals will be scheduled. Five rehearsals will be Saturday mornings  at HUGE, from 10am to noon in May and June. (The schedule avoids the weekends of Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and TCIF.) The sixth rehearsal will be scheduled mid-run, with the date determined by full cast availability.

– Auditions will be held the afternoon of Saturday, April 13, at HUGE. If you cannot be available that day, but still want to be considered for the cast, you can indicate that in the form

Feel free to send any questions to molly.chase@gmail.com. Thanks!

– The audition schedule will be emailed on or before Tuesday, April 2. 

https://tinyurl.com/bummertown19

Show Proposals Open !

Yay! It’s March 1st and you know what that means! Well, you might not because this is the first time it means this, but…the HUGE Show Proposal Form is back open! We will be taking show submissions from March 1st-30th to book for the second half of the year. We’re so excited to hear from you. All the info is in the form but if you have any additional questions, email rita@hugetheater.com

If you do not see the form below – click HERE

2/20 : SHOW CANCELLED

Due to the winter storm warning and expected road conditions, we are cancelling the HUGE Wednesday show this evening – stay home, warm and safe!

Big Membership News!!

HUGE Love!

Friends of HUGE Theater!

This is HUGE’s Managing Director Sean Dillon. Hi! Hello! How are you? I am posting because we have exciting news to share: HUGE is doing a big revamp of our membership program, to help more of our community enjoy a greater sense of connection to the theater. Now is the time to join your friends on the Member list!

Why are our members so important? Because they help us accomplish all these things:

  • Financial stability for the theater
  • Opportunities for students to study improv, regardless of their economic situation
  • Subsidies for programs that make our improv community richer in diversity
  • Space to take risks on ambitious shows, groups, and projects that may not always break even

And what does the revamp actually mean? Well…

  • We’re moving to a new, fancier platform called NeonCRM to track memberships and donations, helping us better serve our contributors, and making accidentally lapsed memberships a thing of the past.
  • We’re adding new “Supporter” tiers, down to $5 per month, to make engagement more achievable for more folks.
  • And… we’re adding new thank-you benefits for all our Supporters and Members!

Check out our Donate page to see all the levels and benefits, and to sign up today. ALL active Members and Supporters signed up by the end of our “HUGE Love” Valentine’s member drive on Feb 28 will receive a commemorative 2019 HUGE challenge coin that won’t be available any other way. So don’t wait! Come join us in showing HUGE some love. This is a challenging time for theaters and other non-profits, but you can help us keep us going strong!

Sean Dillon
Managing Director
HUGE Improv Theater

February 5 – classes cancelled

HUGE CLASSES CANCELLED TONIGHT TUESDAY FEB 5. The semester will be extended through March 26th, which means March 19th and 26th are added dates. (Class on 26th will start at 6pm so we can have a showcase at 8pm! )

Drop In Class is cancelled too!

January 29 – all classes cancelled including Drop In

HI TUESDAY STUDENTS! Looks like the forecast for dangerous temperatures and icy roads has gotten worse. All classes are cancelled including Drop In. Thank you for your understanding.

Q: will the class be rescheduled?
A: hey, would it be ok if we figured that out later?
Q: uhhh…your A was a Q.
A: your Q was an A….

January 27 – no cancellations

SUNDAY HUGE 3:30/4pm STUDENTS – YES, we are having class, it looks like the snow will not get bad until somewhat later.

If you have to miss class for your own safety, we understand, no worries.

A very brief introduction to ABLEISM IN IMPROV!

“Ableism” is discrimination and prejudice against people with disabilities, and it exists in improv just like it exists everywhere else. Like racism and sexism, ableism is complex and endemic in our culture, and not something that can be fixed with a quick and handy one-page guide. But we gotta start somewhere — the PDF below shows some common ways ableism expresses itself in improv, with very brief thoughts on ways to start recognizing and addressing them in yourself.