First. Please read this by Anthony King:
What is a Harold audition:
It’s an audition to be on an improv team that performs the form the “Harold”
Why do you want to be on a Harold team:
***This might be the best question of all***
Make sure you ask yourself this question. Jot down some thoughts.
Here are examples of reasons WHY you want to be on a Harold team:
Status in the improv community (let’s be real. this is usually a big reason for most)
Proof that you are funny
Proof that you are a great (not just good) improvisor
To be seen by agents, casting directors, writers, the industry
The opportunity to play with other kick-ass (or “approved” kick-ass) players
The opportunity to perform a lot
The opportunity to perform on the main stage of a respected theater
Think about why you’re auditioning.
Try not to take things (like, ah, not getting on a team) personally.
I am going to speak more about not getting on a UCB Harold team because it is the most competitive audition for a Harold team at this time.
Here’s a bit about me:
I was on several “Harold” (or performance) teams at the Magnet theater from 2006-2009.
I have never been on a Harold team at UCB.
I have auditioned for UCB-NY Harold teams 3 times and UCB-LA Harold teams 1 time.
I have never had a callback for a UCB Harold team.
I am funny.
I perform all the time.
I have both a commercial and theatrical agent.
I network with casting directors, writers, producers a lot.
I’m currently on 2 indie teams and was on at least 1-3 indie teams when I was in NY.
I was even performing improv for the short time I lived in San Francisco.
I have performed with a lot of kick-ass performers.
I currently perform with a lot of kick-ass performers.
I’m in commercials, indie films, web series, sketches, you name it.
I believe in myself and I know I will succeed at every goal I set for myself.
I have fans and friends at UCB, iO West, Magnet Theater, and The PIT.
My point is that YOU make your life what you want it to be.
A Harold team (no matter where it is), will not.
Be yourself. Be real. Don’t think.
Now go live life for you