You have completed all of ICC’s training and you are hungry to continue developing as a performer – what now?
If you love the shows you watch at ICC, you have had a lot of fun and excitement doing showcases and you dream of being part of one of our main stage casts, then Talent Pool might be for you!
The Talent Pool is our program for highly motivated individuals who have a strong want to become performers at ICC and push themselves further as improvisers.
It is basically the best way to fast track your growth as an improv performer in a friendly, fun and professional environment with peers who are equally motivated to deliver greatly entertaining show experiences to audiences.
You will ultimately have a lot fun while also being challenged as a performer and raise your level of confidence on stage.
In the Talent Pool, you will:
- Do a show every Sunday and have rehearsal every 2 weeks.
- Get direct feedback on your improvising from the talent pool coaches.
- Continue to be challenged for your further development as an improviser.
- Work on stagecraft like projecting, hosting, asking for suggestions and more.
- Get access to recordings of your shows to become more aware of yourself on stage.
- Experience ICC guest teachers in the rehearsals to give you more perspectives.
To get into the Talent Pool you will have to first apply for the audition and, if accepted, then pass the audition. This audition is held every 6 months.
If you pass the audition you will be in the Talent Pool for the next 6 months and then do an audition for the Main Stage Casts.
If you pass this audition you will move out of the Talent Pool and join the Main Stage Cast.
Please be aware that your acceptance into the Talent Pool does not guarantee you will join a Main Stage Cast. This is purely a decision made after the audition by ICC’s artistic board. Performing is an individual path and the ICC cannot make any promises in this regard.
As mentioned above the Talent Pool is for performers serious about their development. You will be expected to commit to rehearsals and shows and prioritize these highly in your life. Think of the Talent Pool as further education in improvising and show training that you sign up and commit to for the next 6 months of your life.
The Talent Pool is limited to 16 spaces and so we need the people there to take it seriously and value both their own but also their fellow performers’ time there.
We hope you find the above intriguing and that you want to apply for our next Talent Pool audition.