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©2018 by Comedy Dance Collective LLC.

Chicago, IL, USA

Photo by Michael Courier

GENERAL AUDITIONS

2020-2021 Season

Audition Date: Sunday February 23, 2020

Location: Athenaeum, 3rd Floor

Time: 11am-1pm


Comedy Dance Chicago (CDC) is a group of comedians and dancers who combine sketch comedy, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories in feel-good and visually-hilarious ways! Our goal is to tell stories, inspire laughter, and bring joy. 

 

CDC is holding general auditions for the 2020-2021 season, and we are looking to increase representation across the board! New members will begin performing with the group as early as Summer 2020. Performances will be in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland area and are ongoing and as scheduled.

 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-9pm (in general; others scheduled as needed)

Show dates: Ongoing and as scheduled

 

Pay: Includes both paid and unpaid performances ($25-$100 per performance depending) 

Requirements! CDC is seeking performers who are/have:

-strong stage presence (minimum 2 years experience)

-comfortable with movement 

-basic dance experience (preferably in multiple types of dance)

-comfortable speaking to and interacting with audience members

-enjoy creating physical-based work

-experienced with sketch comedy pitching, writing, and performing 

-collaborative / a team player

-strong work ethic and positive attitude

 

Who should audition?

All skin colors, body types, gender identities, sexualities, backgrounds, ages (18+) are welcome. We’re looking for a variety of personalities with various senses of humor. 

 

Material To Prepare:

Familiarize yourself with CDC’s style and purpose (visit the CDC website). The audition will operate like a workshop and will consist of short form improv, physical games, and choreography. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, bring water, and come prepared to have fun!

 

Audition Process:

STEP 1: Please submit headshot and resume to comedydancechicago@gmail.com by Saturday February 8, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Subject line should read: “[Your Full Name] Audition” i.e. “Sarah Smith Audition”

STEP 2: Once confirmed, attend audition on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

DANCING COMEDIANS

Comedians who can dance and move to the rhythm!

 

• Trained in theater, sketch comedy, and/or improvisation

 

• Experience in multiple styles of dance (modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, etc)

 

Strong stage presence, comedic timing, facial expressions

• Comfortable with audience interaction

 

• Hosting skills

 

• Minimum 2 years of live stage performance experience

• Strong work ethic and positive attitude

COMEDIC DANCERS

Dancers who are comedic!

 

• Trained in multiple styles of dance (modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, etc)

• Experience in theater, sketch comedy, and/or improvisation

• Strong stage presence, comedic timing, facial expressions

• Comfortable with audience interaction

• Choreography and staging skills a plus 

• Minimum 2 years of live stage performance experience

• Strong work ethic and positive attitude