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AUDITION NOTICE: FAMILY DINNER

Family Dinner is holding auditions!

Please fill out the form below to request an audition time for Family Dinner 2017 – directed by Rita Boersma

Family Dinner, created by Michael Ritchie and now in its 6th hear at HUGE, is improvised realism. An unscripted dramatic comedy in two acts about a family gathering for a holiday meal. Act One is the arrival and Act Two takes place at the dinner table sharing REAL FOOD.

PERFORMANCES
Family Dinner will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm in November and December at HUGE Improv Theater
You must be able to make at least 5 of the shows.

AUDITION times will be scheduled:
Saturday 9/23 2-5pm
Sunday 9/24 6-9pm

REHERSALS
You must be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 rehearsal times:
All rehearsals take place in the HUGE Annex (requires stairs) at 10a-12p
Saturday 10/7
Saturday 10/14
Sunday 10/22
Sunday 10/29

— If you cannot see the form below, click here — 

Step NEXT

Thanks to everyone that attended our community forum
Here’s what we know so far:

– Our community is amazing.
– Our mission and commitment to our community guide us.

Next steps:
The full HUGE board is meeting next week.
We’ll have notes from Wednesday’s Step Two: A Community Forum up as soon as we can, which will be by early next week.
We’re also working on planning out the next community meeting and events.

We appreciate everyone’s kind words and offers of help. When faced with bad options, it helps to know we have a little time and a lot of support.

AUDITION NOTICE: PARTY RIOT

Sat Sep 30th we will be holding auditions for PARTY RIOT, which takes place Saturdays in January and February at 8 pm. PARTY RIOT is looking for bad-ass women improvisers to join us in being part of an all-female cast. The 8 pm show will consist of three groups directed by Hannah Wydeven, Rita Boersma and Gubby Kubik. This show will be Assistant Directed by Beth Gibbs and Produced by Sally Foster. Each group will work together to develop their own unique style, around the themes of music, magic and movement. Though there are three separate casts, the teams will rehearse together and perform together. Each show is a continuation of the one before it and each group is inspired by the other improvisers on stage that night.

These are general auditions and you will be cast to a specific director and show style afterwards. Audition slots are 30 minutes long and will be limited to 14 people at a time, so sign up to save your spot. If you are asked to move on to callbacks, those will take place the same day from 1pm – 3pm.

All rehearsals will take place on Saturdays from 10am-12pm beginning Oct 28th. There are 8 rehearsals in total and you must be available for at least 7 of them (Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16, 30).

Non-binary and trans folks are enthusiastically invited to this audition.

Auditions will run every 30 minutes

 

SIGN UP HERE

Statement from the Board of HUGE Theater

Step ONE: Our official statement

As everyone else learned the news, we at HUGE Theater were made aware that our landlord made a $500 donation to David Duke in 2016.

HUGE is a nonprofit theater dedicated to building a healthy and diverse improv community. We are in year 3 of a 10-year lease on our building, which has housed our theater from the time we opened in December 2010 – in the middle of a snowstorm and during a recession. What held HUGE Theater together then, and now, is our incredibly supportive and expansive community.

From our first days we have worked to build an inclusive community and to illuminate the path from student to stage so we could share this art form we love. Improv is a deeply personal art form and a multitude of voices are needed to tell new and interesting stories. We are proud to host and give our ongoing support to the Tiny Funny Women Fest, the Black & Funny Festival, monthly POC jams, monthly Queer jams, monthly 40+ jams, and two Women-Trans-Femme classes. We have worked thoughtfully with other theaters nationally to form a Student Bill of Rights and Boundaries guidelines to make sure our classes and stage are inclusive and free of threat or intimidation of any kind.

For these reasons and more, we would like to formally tell Nazis and the KKK that they can fuck straight off.

[ unanimously approved by the full Board of Directors – Aug 29, 2017 ]

Creature Feature and Harold casts announced!

Thank you to everyone that came out to audition!
We are pleased and proud to announce the casts of our Fall shows – Creature Feature and the Harold show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Del’s strange creation.

Creature Feature

Anna Tobin
Erik Nielsen
John Eisenrich
Spencer Retelle
Liz Council
Bobby Gardner
Lizzie Gardner
Clayton Anderson
Brian Hodge-Rice
Nathan K Rouse
Chris Harrington

Harold Teams

Director: Drew Kersten
Assistant Director: John Gebretatose
Nathan K Rouse
Kristi Battarbee
Carl Olson
Richard Ralston
Vann Daley
Blake Theilmann
Eric Heiberg
Liz Council

Director: Molly Chase
Assistant Director: Bryce Kalal
Lauren Chestnut
Brian Hodge-Rice
Kevin Albertson
Mary Mangan
Erica Solomon
Kimberly Miller
Jacob Randall
Susannah Eckberg

Director: Lauren Anderson
Assistant Director: Erin Kennedy
Sandra Struthers
Janay Henry
Christian Unser
Erik Hoversten
Kelsey McGregor
Emily Townswick
Philip Peterson

Both shows open in September 2017 – we will see you on stage!

Interludes Cast Announced!

An exciting announcement from Denzel, director of Interludes!
“Thank you all so much for auditioning for Interludes.
This audition process really showed the strength and creativeness that the Twin Cities improv scene has and I am excited for the future of it all because of all of you.
The cast for Interludes is:
Alicia Wheelock
Cliff Zawasky
Gurayn Sylte
Jeffrey Ross
Joseph Facente
Josh Krauskopf
Keren Gudeman
Mawrgyn Roper
Max Beyer
Sam Beeson
Shea Roberts
Zoa Dru
For those cast, please look for emails later this week regarding the first rehearsal on Saturday and more information regarding the show.
For those not cast, I truly and honestly hope to see you all at future auditions.
Best,
Denzel Belin”

KaBaam!! 2017 cast announced

The full cast list for KaBaam!! 2017 is as follows:

Alexis Camille
Sophie Broussard
Phil Schramm
Bradley Machov
Joe Mcgo
Sally Foster
Erin Kennedy
MJ Marsh
Daniel Mauleon
Lucas Hines
Bryce Kalal
Nimene Wureh
Wells Farnham

 

EXCELSIOR!!!

 

Interludes Audition Schedule

If you have any questions or cannot make your scheduled time – please contact Denzel

May 29th
4:00 – 4:30 pm 4:30 – 5:00 pm 5:00 – 5:30 pm 5:30 – 6:00 pm 6:00 – 6:30 pm 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Jessica P. Catherine T. Laura B Cicely R-L. Alicia W. Kelsey M.
Michael Deneen James S. Daniel M. Cody M. Blake T. Michael DallaValle
Mara K. Amy B. Alexis C. Peter P. Shea R. Pamela M.
Jada P. Lynda G. Kate Z. Cliff Z. Allison W. Allison K.
Jackson C. Michael W. Ally R. Nimene W. Dave A. Max Besner
Brooke Erik O. Oscar de la L. DaMarkus W. John B. Ben E.
Alec J. Frank K. Ryan K. Tommy C. Jon P.
June 3rd
2:00 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 3:00 pm 3:00 – 3:30 pm 3:30 – 4:00 pm 4:00 – 4:30 pm 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Sarah B. Valarie H. Gurayn S. Shelby S. Gabby V. Zoa D.
Fernanda B. Mary R. Amanda S. Mawrgyn R. Joe M. Heather B.
Sam B. Amy Z. Susan R. Bibek M. Heather H. Kim L.
Adam B. Max Beyer Philip S. Ben D. Keren G. Abe V.
Charlie S. Mark J. Craig C. Jeff R. Edward J. Mike K.
Jeff K. Ned H. Gavin N. David Andy C. Dan J.
Josh K. Joseph F.

 

 

Audition Schedules – Creature Feature, Harold and KaBaam!!

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME, PLEASE CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY – Butch@hugetheater.com and/or Breanna@hugetheater.com
If you have questions, concerns or any changes to your schedule that we need to know, feel free to email Butch at any time – thank you!


SATURDAY – MAY 20TH – MORNING

10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Christian Unser Amy Zajack Cody Madison Jeff Kaisershot Max Besner
John Eisenrich Erica Solomon Katie Novak Mary Mangan Davis Steen
AlysshaRose Jordan Michael Blomberg Laura Hild Seniz Lennes Phillip Schramm
Kelsey McGregor Emmett Cowen Wells Farnham Abigail Sugahara Derek Landseidel
Kimberly Miller Anna Tobin Liz Council Christopher Harrington Cody Nelson
Jonathan Pulse Sophie Brossard Michael Weingartner Vann Daley Bill Trovinger
Mike Koscielny Peter Pierce Liv Augusta Anderson David Warnke Ben Wagner

SATURDAY – MAY 20TH – AFTERNOON

12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
Jacob Randall Kelli Grant Tommy Caravello Breanna Cecile
Grant Ertl Ally Rae Adam Boutz Susannah Eckberg
Liz Houle Phil Petersen Blake Thielmann Valerie Hurst
Sandra Struthers Abe vanderBent Kevin Burbach Lauren Chesnut
Janay D. Henry Michael Renner Lucas Hines Brooke Fanning
Kirsten L Peterson Timothy Eberle Daniel Mauleon Jesse David Burrows
Ella McNeil Kevin Albertson Kate Harris Mary Ruebel
Bibek Manandhar Nimene Wureh

SUNDAY – MAY 21ST

4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
Bobby Gardner Spencer Retelle Alicia Wheelock Frank Kohlasch
Heather Hemmer Susan Roberts Andrea Ravich Craig Corsi
Alicia Wilking Gretchen Grunzke Erik Nielsen Nathan Kelly
Mike Deneen BRIAN LESTEBERG Kristi Battarbee Jackson collins
Lizzie Gardner Ben Ellis Kya Fischer Andy Christian
Cara White Emily Townswick Lynda Gradert Alexis Camille
John Silva Andy Geibe Max Beyer Cicely Robin Laing

 

PERFORMANCES
KaBaam!! – July/August on Saturdays at 8pm
Creature Feature – Sept/Oct on Fridays at 8pm
The Fall Harold Show – Sept/Oct on Saturdays at 8pm

REHEARSALS
Please check to make sure you are able to make the scheduled rehearsal times for the show(s) you would like to audition for – rehearsals will run 8-10 weeks, cast are expected to miss no more than 2 rehearsals.
Ka-Baam – Sundays 4-6pm
Creature Feature – Tuesdays 7-9pm
The Harold turns 50
Group 1 – directed by Lauren Anderson – Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Group 2 – directed by Drew Kersten – Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm
Group 3 – directed by Molly Chase – Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

COMPENSATION
Weekend shows at HUGE pay the performing cast a flat stipend based on attendance – for every show with 70 more tickets sold the cast is paid $150 at the end of the two-month run. 

If you have any questions about auditions, casting or anything else – please email Butch@hugetheater.com