B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam

Monday, January 21 2013

9:30pm

UCBT East Village

153 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009

Free


B.Y.O.T. is UCBT's improv/sketch team jam.

Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self.

BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam.

Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders.

Every Sunday at 10pm. Totally FREE.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Sign up starts in the Hot Chicks Room bar at 9pm. Get your team name in either the sketch or improv bucket by 10:00pm to perform. Sketch teams should put team name and sketch title on piece of paper placed in bucket as well as a script with team name on it. The same goes for character pieces. Anything that's not improv should have a printed out script.
  • All improv teams are guaranteed around 5-10 minutes on stage, depending on how many teams show up that night. Solo improv will only get 2 minutes.
  • All sketch teams/character pieces are guaranteed to perform one sketch 3-5 pages in length (i.e. should not exceed 3-5 minutes in length). 
  • The host will announce the next team to perform one at a time by drawing team names randomly from the bucket - the order will not be posted at the start nor can the host accommodate requests to go early/late in the order.
  • For sketches and character pieces, bring a printed out copy of sketch (secured by staple or paper clip) with your team's name and sketch title clearly printed on the top of the front page, along with a clearly marked black out line. For logistical reasons, NO INTERNAL TECH CUES!
  • Sketch teams must supply your own actors.
  • Can you put up a sketch if you are just one person and not a team? Yes, but you still must bring your own actors.
  • You are limited to one sketch and performing once with improv. You can never go twice with one category.
  • Each week there will be a team called "New Friends." New Friends is for anyone who would like to do improv but doesn't have a team to perform with. The hosts will join you in a set made up off all new friends.

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, April 30

11:00pm

UCBT East Village

Sunday, May 7

11:00pm

UCBT East Village

Sunday, May 14

11:00pm

UCBT East Village

Sunday, May 21

11:00pm

UCBT East Village

Sunday, May 28

11:00pm

UCBT East Village