Audition: Upcoming WIT project inspired by BBC’s Broadchurch

Washington Improv Theater is auditioning for a special project for its December run. The show will be an improvised story of a murder in a small town where all the residents have secrets and the detective(s) have a tough job.

The show is heavily inspired by the British television series “Broadchurch” and the broader genre of murder dramas, and will run between 45 mins and 1 hour. Its tone will be very dark, with an emphasis on drama. (No need for British accents). Michael Hendrix (King Bee) will direct the show, though ideally input from the ensemble during rehearsals can help shape elements of the format and staging .

Auditioners should:

  • Have completed WIT’s curriculum through Harold or equivalent education experience AND have experience performing longform improv. The audition will include an emphasis on grounded scene-work and dramatic tone.
  • Be available for at least 7 of the approximate 9 Saturday daytime rehearsals from September to November. In order to present a highly polished improvised drama– complete with a specific tone and a unique format– attendance at practices is very important.
  • Participate in the majority of performances, which will run for 4 weekends in December 2016.

The ideal cast will be gender- and ethnically-diverse, comfortable with narrative-based improv, and have strong dramatic acting abilities.




Auditions will be held Saturday August 6th and Sunday August 7th. Sign up by 11:59 PM on Monday, Aug 1. Due to time and space constraints, it is possible that not everyone who signs up will be called to audition. Those selected to audition will receive an audition slot based on their stated availability.

July 27, 2016