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casting calls

we are currently casting for new shows!

We are starting a new show each season, with a set run of rehearsals and performances, with a Director from the Hoopla teaching team.

There will be a different show and cast each season to help bring exciting new improv to the London stage and increase the number of performing opportunities at Hoopla.

We are currently recruiting improvisers interested in performing over the Autumn 2021 season or Winter/Spring 2022 season.

who we are looking for

People who have completed or are currently doing Hoopla’s level 3 scenes or level 4 long-form course or above, or have a similar amount of experience from elsewhere. Remember if price is a barrier to you doing courses and building up experience we do offer lots of scholarships for our classes.

We are also accepting applications from people who already perform in one of our house teams or other regularly performing groups.

We are especially looking for playful improvisers who can perform as part of a team, play a wide range of characters and relationships, and support Hoopla nights in general.

audition dates and details

These will be confirmed and offered if your email submission is successful.

rehearsal dates

These will be confirmed before audition.

If you can’t make one run of auditions/shows remember there will be another show starting next season.

show dates

These will be confirmed before audition.

If you can’t make one run of auditions/shows remember there will be another show starting next season.

show styles

Hoopla supports all styles of improv including short-form, long-form, scenes, narrative and musical. We are going to be producing different styles of show each season to help increase variety in the improv scene, and to help match the right improvisers to the right show.

We will let you know what styles we are producing for each season as we get in touch about auditions. So it’s best to apply if you are generally interested in performing, and you can decide later about what style of show you choose to audition for.

money things

Hoopla will cover rehearsal room hire and marketing costs for the official run of the show.

The shows are initially unpaid and to be done for fun and experience only.

If a show runs independently after the official run and becomes one of our regular weekend main stage shows it will switch to being on a profit share of ticket sales as per our other main stage shows.

how to apply

Please email [email protected]

With all of the following:

– Your name.
– Your email address.
– Your telephone number.
– Description of what types of improv show you would most like to perform in.
– Paragraph about your current improv/acting training and performing experience.

Plus at least one of the following:

– Acting/Improv CV detailing training and performing experience.
– Spotlight link.
– Mandy link.

Deadline for application if you would like perform in our Autumn 2021 season: 9th July 2021.

Please also let us know if you would like us to keep your CV/Spotlight/Mandy link on file for other castings, as we are often contacted by TV and commercial castings looking for improvisers.

how we choose people from auditions

The director of the show usually runs the auditions. We also have an independent person in the room to take notes, input into the selection process and to ensure all decisions are fair and unbiased.

How well the cast know the director doesn’t come into selection as there is an independent person there who is responsible for making sure the audition is fair and based on what’s happened in the actual audition.

We also make sure we have a balanced diversity of genders and ethnic background across our shows, which we manage by having multiple places we advertise casting and independent people overseeing the process to ensure there isn’t bias when casting.

If people want notes regards the audition they are welcome to request this afterwards, we can do this on email using notes made during auditions.

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