NBC has officially announced the return of a unique scholarship opportunity with The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater). They are searching for creative talent, particularly talented women and minorities with strong performance skills to study the craft of improvisation.
NBC and The PIT will each sponsor one student for the entire year long program, from Levels 1 through Level 5. Interested students MUST be available to attend every class of the session for which they apply.
A live “Finalists Showcase” will be scheduled in the fall at The PIT. The three 2009/2010 Diversity Scholars will be selected by both The PIT and NBC executives based on their performances at the end of the showcase.
Scholarship recipients should be located in or around New York City. Recipients will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from New York City for classes, and are expected to attend each class regularly.
*more than 2 absences from a level could mean revocation of the scholarship.
Last years scholarship recipient, Reese Waters, just secured a recurring role on Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael (with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black); scholarship recipient, Elaine Marcos appeared on 30 Rock.
Along with your contact information, please submit the following:
1. A 5-minute DVD showing who you are. Please tell why you are a good candidate for the program, a description of your diverse background, and who your comedic role models are and why. The DVD should also include a short performance of a sketch, character monologue or comedic bit that you have written. You may use other performers in your DVD if needed. Be creative!
2. A performance resume (if applicable) or a list of your performance or comedy background.
DVD DATA (please address the following questions in your 5-minute DVD presentation, along with the performance of your written material.)
– Why do you think you are a good candidate for this scholarship?
– What was your favorite performance experience and why?
– Name the performer who most inspires you. Why?
(make sure to include the following: Name, Address, Email Address, and Phone Number)
Send all materials to:
Katie Goan, Managing Director
The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT)
154 W. 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email submissions will NOT be considered..
All materials must be received by August 30, 2009 by 5:00p EST to be considered.