Party on Sunday, Party with Your Buddies, & Party at the Free Class tonight.
Some exciting new things coming your way this week, the first of which is Daddy Brian's Summer Social (!!!) and the second of which is the introduction of DCH Buddy & VIP Passes (!!!) and also the free improv class tonight (!!!!!!!) Read all about it in this week's What's Up Wednesday.
FREE IMPROV CLASS TONIGHT AT 7 PM
If you have friends who you're like, "they should do improv," send 'em to the free class tonight at 7 at the DCH theater! It's 50-minutes of games and improv fun, followed by free admission to the 8:00 show.
DADDY BRIAN'S BACKYARD SUMMER SOCIAL
Other Important Party Info: Because this party is taking place in the parking lot, the lot will be closed starting Sunday morning for set-up. This will affect parking for Sunday classes, so please be advised you may need to allow yourself extra time to find street or paid lot parking. Cars left in the lot from Saturday night that are not moved by 7 am on Sunday will be towed to make room for water slides and party things. You can learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event (click here).
INTRODUCING BUDDY & VIP PASSES
At the last two Town Halls, y'all have mentioned wanted the option to purchase a "buddy" pass that can be used for friends that come to a lot of shows with you. Well, the time has come!
This week, we will be creating links to purchase buddy and/or VIP passes. Both passes are good for a year. What's the difference? Here's the scoop:
Buddy Passes can be purchased by student and performers and basically act as a student or performer ID for someone who is not enrolled in classes. As a student or performer, you can give this ID to one person, or hold on to it and use it among a few friends on different nights or for different shows. The ID is good for one ticket per show, pending availability. Just like a student or performer ID, if a show is sold-out, the Buddy Pass will not work to get a seat in the show.
VIP Passes, on the other hand, guarantee a seat to DCH shows when presented at the Box Office. The only shows VIP passes are not eligible for are Dallas Comedy Festival shows or other outside shows put on at DCH where DCH is merely the host and not producer (ex: Mortified).
Prices for the passes are $150 for a Buddy Pass and $285 for a VIP Pass. That's just 10 shows for the Buddy Pass to pay for itself! That's basically one weekend of shows!
Be on the look-out for more information.
New & Improved Sketch Curriculum, Town Hall Highlights, and a Rain Date for Big Daddy Brian's Summer Social
Lots of great stuff in this What's Up Wednesday... but FIRST:
TONIGHT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES STARTING NEXT WEEK AND THE END OF EARLY BIRD SAVINGS FOR CLASSES STARTING IN JULY!
Sketch Curriculum Change
Our sketch teachers have been working hard to revamp our curriculum for the sketch writing program. Some of the highlights you'll see with the new program:
Big Daddy Brian's Summer Social: Rescheduled Due to Likelihood of Rain
New Date: July 2nd
Sunday, July 2nd will be our first Sunday to open for regularly scheduled programming. We're gonna kick it off in the most fun way with Big Daddy Brian's Summer Social. Bring your towels. Wear your swimsuits. Stay for shows. It'll be the most fun Sunday Funday.
June Town Hall Highlights
Questions about show experience
Questions about performing
Questions about rehearsing & training
Town Hall, Walker Teams, & Class Registration!
DCH Town Hall
TOMORROW! Thursday, 6/15 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
It's time for our summer DCH Town Hall (the next Town Hall will be in the fall/winter). It's a great opportunity to get clarification and answers to questions you have about DCH, and a time when Amanda is able to roll-out and share DCH priorities for the upcoming months. We've started going through questions that were submitted via the box in the Training Center and will be answering those, as well as any questions asked in person. While a brief recap will be posted on this blog next week, we will not be live streaming or taping the Town Hall. We believe part of the power of the Town Hall comes from people being physically present to ask questions.
Walker Team Sketch Writing Packets
Due TONIGHT! Wednesday 6/14 | 5:00 PM
If you are interested in auditioning for the new Walker Teams, you writing packet is due no later than 5:00 PM tonight (6/14). Packets should include two sketches, at least one of which is new and has never been seen before. To submit your packet, e-mail it to David Allision (firstname.lastname@example.org). In order to be eligible for a Walker Team, you must have completed at least sketch level 2.
Early Bird Registration/General Registration Deadlines
Wednesday, 6/21 | 11:59 PM
For Term 4B (starting week of July 15), Early Bird Registration closes next Wednesday. Conveniently, that is the also the deadline to register for Term 4A classes (which start the week of June 25). No matter which term you're in, next Wednesday is a big day for class registration! Hip Hip Hooray for Registration Day!
Big Daddy Brian's Summer Social is Coming... and MORE!
Save the Date for Big Daddy Brian's Summer Social
Sunday, 6/25 | 4:00-7:00
Brian Harrington - our beloved kitchen and bar manager - is hosting a summer social in our very own DCH parking lot. There will be food to eat. There will be swag to sport. There will be water. Save the date and make sure you've got your towels ready.
Thursday, 6/15 | 6:30-7:30 PM
Mark your calendars for our summer DCH Townhall! Twice a year, we host this event as an opportunity to ask questions about the Theater, Training Center, scheduling... etc. If it's DCH related, you should come. A question box is in the Training Center by the front door to submit your questions in advance (see photo).
We are still looking for a few more interns to round out our intern team for next term! If you missed the last deadline, but are interested, please apply by Tuesday 6/13 at 11:59 pm. New this term: Sunday evenings! Apply here.
June Office Hours
It's June! Which means office hours are among us. Sign-up for a time slot to chat with full-time DCH staff members about whatever's on your mind. You can buddy up to to Brian about the bar/kitchen. You can chat with Madison about corporate workshops and private shows. You can talk to David about the theater, or to Maggie about the Training Center. Even Amanda has office hours in case you have questions about DCH at large. Sign-up for a time on this google doc.
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