WIT announces auditions for company ensembles
WIT is holding auditions for three company ensembles: King Bee, Nox!, and Love Onion. Auditions will be Sunday, Jan. 15, between 11am and 5pm at Source. WIT’s company ensembles regularly present the highest caliber and most innovative improvisation in DC and form the foundation of WIT’s robust performance schedule (over 300 curtains each year). Ensemble members play a role in shaping WIT’s artistic goals and plans, and represent WIT on festival stages nationwide.
To request an audition slot, please sign up using the link below by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Jan. 8. Audition slots are limited and invitations may be granted selectively.
What are the requirements to audition?
Current and former Harold Team players as well as other improvisers who (1) have successfully completed the improv training program at WIT or another theater, and (2) have performance experience. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to audition.
What is the commitment?
Ongoing weekly rehearsals in addition to regular (sometimes weekly) performances. There is no financial commitment.
Who are these ensembles?
Check out their mission statements and cast lists (via linked web pages) below, and check them out some of their performance clips on WIT’s YouTube page.
What is a company ensemble?
WIT’s company ensembles are artistically autonomous, regularly rehearsing, and ongoing artistic entities within WIT presenting improv marked by mastery of the craft and innovation in the form. They choose their own directors or coaches, as approved by the artistic director. WIT directly supports their creative work by paying a monthly stipend to ensemble directors and providing rehearsal space. The ensemble may collaboratively generate the vision for their performances and then find a director to facilitate the achievement, or they may find a director who has a strong vision and entrust themselves to her. Ensembles receive first priority for scheduling in WIT’s performance runs. Artistic focus is on mastery of the craft (including established longform formats) and innovating in the craft (creating new structures or shows, exploring new styles, partnering, mixing media, etc.).
Ensemble Mission Statements:
- King Bee creates dynamic and playful shows that give audiences a break from the everyday. In every show the troupe discovers and shares a fully realized world that is rich, compelling, and fun.
- Nox! is a close-knit group that thrives on disaster, getting weird, and playing with both real and imagined worlds. Nox! aims to be the most dynamic and versatile longform improv troupe in DC. Nox! is currently seeking female and/or female identifying players.
- Love Onion performs improv with playful, purposeful chaos while pushing intellectual and creative boundaries.