Auditions for the next season of Harold and Lloyd teams will be held in late February. The next round of Maude and Betty teams will be in May!
Submissions for New York house teams have closed. Auditions for the next season will be announced early 2024!
WHAT ARE HAROLD TEAMS?
Harold Teams perform the improv form known as the Harold. Team members must show an understanding of the Harold and a dedication to using the Harold structure as a tool in creating improvised comedy.
Every Harold Team member is expected to boldly bring their unique voice and sense of humor to shows. As a team member, you are expected to perform at a high level and demonstrate commitment to improving, but you are NOT expected to be perfect. Harold Teams will be assigned a coach and are expected to rehearse approximately once a week with their coaches. Team members must show they are open to notes from their coach and the Artistic Directors and be willing to work at implementing those notes.
WHAT ARE LLOYD TEAMS?
Lloyd Teams, in simplest terms, are the junior varsity counterpart to Harold Teams. These teams also rehearse and perform Harolds.
WHAT ARE MAUDE TEAMS?
Maude Teams are UCB’s house sketch comedy teams. They are formed and overseen by the Artistic Directors. Maude Teams generally consist of six writers and six performers.
Maude Teams are expected to put up shows featuring polished, funny, UCB-style, game-based sketch comedy. Every Maude Team member is expected to boldly bring their unique voice and sense of humor to shows.
Each Maude Team will be assigned a director who will oversee the writing and production of a monthly sketch show. Maude shows are 25-30 minutes and consist of new material written specifically for Maude Night.
WHAT ARE BETTY TEAMS?
Betty Teams are UCB’s character teams (formerly Characters Welcome). Teams feature 8-10 performers who each develop a 3-5 minute character piece to be showcased at the monthly show. Shows will run about an hour and consist of new material written specifically for Betty Night.