The Groundings School Student Teams FAQ’s:
 
Who can be on a Student Team? 
If you are a Groundlings Student who has finished Advanced Improv or any level above Advanced Improv you are eligible to apply to be on a Student Team. The result you received in Advanced Improv or in any level above does not affect your Team eligibility; having completed the level is what matters. 
 
How are Student Teams created?
To form a Student Team, you will need to send a proposal answering the questions below to the Student Team Director at studentteams@groundlings.com. The Student Team Director will review proposals in the order they are received, and will contact you  if your proposal is selected. 
Do I need to have a team and coach together before submitting a proposal?
You will need to gather a team of qualified students, but you can ask the Student Team Director (upon approval) to assign your team a coach if you don’t have one. If you already have a coach you’ve been working with, include their information in your proposal for review. 
Does my team need to have a coach? 
Yes. Coaches can be either current Groundlings teachers, Groundlings Company Members or Groundlings Alumni. A list of coaches can be provided upon request by the Student Team Director.
5. Do I have to pay to be on a Student Team?
No. If your proposal is approved and your team is assigned a performance slot you will only be responsible for paying your coach for rehearsal time. This transaction is between you and your coach.
When and where do Student Teams perform? 
Student Teams perform on Tuesday evenings on  the student stage in G3. Three different teams perform in one night at 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm.
 What happens if my Team proposal is approved?
The Student Team Director will contact you with your assigned performance slot. You will then plan and schedule rehearsals with your coach privately. On the day of your performance you will need to arrive at G3 thirty minutes prior to your show. Your team will then have thirty minutes of stage time to perform. Once your show has a confirmed show date, start spreading the word about your show - you’re responsible for promoting it!  You and your team will be required to fill 25 of the 50 seats in the G3 house. Seats are $5 at the door, first come first served.
If your audience does not reach the required 25, teams are responsible for the cost of the difference (ie. If there are only 20 people in the audience, teams will need to pay $5 each for the remaining seats).
Are there rooms we can rehearse in at The Groundlings School? 
No. Teams are responsible for rehearsing off-site. Also, you will not have a chance to rehearse on the stage before your show.
What staff support is available for my show?
We will provide you with a light/sound board operator and front of house support.
Can I propose a Sketch Show? A one-man show about my life? A reading of my new pilot?
No. Student Team performances are strictly improv shows. You may propose different styles of improv (longform, Shakespeare, song, etc.), but it must be improv. 
Can friends of mine who have not taken Groundlings classes but have trained at other Improv Companies/Schools be on my team?
No. Teams can only be comprised of Groundlings Students who have taken the appropriate-level classes. 
How many people can be on a Student Team?
The ideal team is between 4 and 7 people, although you are welcome to propose having fewer or more members.
Can I be on more than one Student Team at a time?
Yes. There are no limits to how many teams you may be a part of.
Is there a limit to how many times my team can perform/submit a proposal?
No. 
If I don’t want to form my own team but would like to be on one, what should I do?
Contact the Student Team Director and let them know you’d like to be on a team. The Student Team Director will help connect you to other students looking to form a team. 
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:
Email these four questions/answers to the Student Team Director at studentteamsdirector@groundlings.com
Please put Student Team Proposal in the subject line.
1. What is the name of your improv team and what style of improv are you proposing to do?
2. Who is on your team?
3. Do you alerady have a qualified coach or would you need to get a coach involved with your team?
4. Please tell us a bit about your experience as a team - have you ever performed together?  If so, where and when?  If not, how do you all know one another?

The Groundlings School is proud to announce the new

Student Performance Nights! 


Student Performance Nights allow students to participate either as a part of a team
OR individually!

 

 

The Groundings School Student Performance Nights (SPNs) FAQ’s

 

How do SPNs work?

SPNs include 3 Student Teams performing 17-minute sets, as well as a group of students who've signed up as individuals participating in short form games that happen in between team performances.

 

How do I submit myself or my team for an SPN?

To sign up as a team OR individual, use the links at the bottom of this page.  Be sure you have read the following rules about SPNs.

 

Who can participate in an SPN?

If you are a Groundlings student who has completed Advanced Improv or any level above Advanced Improv, regardless of the result, you are eligible to participate. 

Do I need to have a team together before submitting a proposal?
No. You can also participate as an individual. If you wish to sign up as a team, your team must be formed before submitting.

 

Does my team need to have a coach? 
Yes. Coaches must be either current Groundlings teachers, Groundlings Main Company Members or Groundlings Main Company Alumni. It is strongly suggested that your team meet with your coach prior to your scheduled performance date. Each listed coach will be notified when your team is scheduled, usually one month in advance. 

 

Do I have to pay?
No. If your proposal is approved and you are assigned a performance slot you will only be responsible for paying your coach for rehearsal time. This transaction is between you and your coach.

 

When and where do SPNs happen? 
SPNs happen every second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30pm in G3.  The call time for performers is 8:00pm. 

 

What happens if my submission is approved?
The School Manager will contact you with your assigned performance date approximately 4 weeks prior to the performance. Teams should then plan and schedule rehearsals with their coach privately. Once you have a confirmed show date, start spreading the word about your show - you’re responsible for promoting it!  

Are there rooms we can rehearse in at The Groundlings School? 
Groundlings coaches can arrange to rent a School classroom for $10/hour. 


What staff support is available for my show?
We will provide you with a light/sound board operator and front of house support.

 

Can I propose a Sketch Show? A one-man show about my life? A reading of my new pilot?
No. SPNs are strictly improv shows. Teams should limit themselves to short-form improv, or clap-in long form improv, as those are the styles we focus on here at the Groundlins. 

 

Can friends of mine who have not taken Groundlings classes but have trained at other Improv Companies/Schools be on my team?
No. Teams can only be comprised of Groundlings students who have completed Advanced Improv. 

 

How many people can be on a Student Team?
The ideal team is between 4 and 7 people, although you are welcome to propose having more or fewer members.

 

Can I be on more than one Student Team at a time?
Yes. There are no limits to how many teams you can be a part of.

 

Is there a limit to how many times I can perform/submit a proposal?
No. Teams and individuals are elligible to submit for a future SPN immediately following their performance.

 

If I don’t want to form my own team but would like to be on one, what should I do?
Feel free to post a notice on the G2 callboard stating that you are looking to create a team, or sign up to participate in an SPN as an individual.

 

TO SIGN UP:

Click here to submit your team. 

-or-

Click here to submit yourself as an individual participant.

 

You will be contacted by the School Manager approximately one month prior to your assigned performace date. 


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