Thank you for all who attended the last Town Hall at our 3025 Main Street location on Saturday! Check below for what we covered:
APPLICATIONS & ACTIONS
DCH Move Volunteers
We're looking for helpers to pack and move our theater and training center the week of April 1-3! Each day will start at 10am, with lunch provided at 1pm. We will be done by 6pm. Click the link to see more and volunteer! Click here to volunteer
To prepare for our new space, we are curating more shows and content produced by Dallas Comedy House. We are hosting two general auditions to find performers and writers for onstage and filmed productions (including Walker teams, Big Friday, mainstage, and much more). The auditions are open to anyone, but space is limited. Sign up for a spot by March 22, 2019:
Do you want to be involved and engaged in decision-making and programming at Dallas Comedy House? We are looking for the advice, expertise, and feedback from students and alumni to serve on two councils starting in April.
Sign-up here to speak with a Department Head or full-time staff member about your comedy goals or questions
We’re hiring for two new positions as we gear up for our new space at 3036 Elm Street. See the listings below and share them with qualified candidates you may know!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Dallas Comedy Festival
Is coming! March 26-30th! We will have five different stages over the course of the week, and there are lots of wonderful shows, events, and workshops. Learn more at dallascomedyfestival.com and follow the festival on social media (@dallascomfest on Insta and Twitter, or /dallascomedyfestival on Facebook).
During the festival classes will be off (from March 24-April 6)
Because the festival is a separate, special event, Student/Performer IDs do not work to get into shows during the festival. All shows require a ticket.
We have programming planned through April and May while our new space is finishing construction. This timeline may change: we could be in the new space earlier, or later. As soon as we know a firm date, we will be letting everyone know.
In the meantime, stay informed on DCHBackstage.com and through Dallas Comedy House social media.
Programming Schedule for Move
More shows may be added as venues confirm. Our goal with programming is to offer a variety of show types (improv, stand-up, sketch, storytelling) over the course of our transitional period and to offer at least one show a week.
Classes During the Move
Your class will be in the same location for the duration of the move, and will either be at Life in Deep Ellum or the Recreation Dallas office at the Farmers Market. Both locations have ample parking, and are close to restaurants for pre and post class hangouts.
This Saturday is the last DCH Town Hall on Main Street. It will be chock full of information about the move to Elm Street and the transition between spaces. There will be information about new things coming up at DCH, auditions, social events, volunteer opportunities, etc. Bring your questions. Bring your appetite for knowledge and donuts! Please RSVP on the Facebook event so we can approximate the number of donuts needed.
Volunteer at Dallas Comedy Festival
If you have already purchased your individual tickets for #2019DCF then you know which nights you are free to volunteer. DCF volunteers help everything move smoothly. You get a DCF swag bag, a DCF shirt, a pass to see shows (that are not sold out), access to the hospitality suite, and 10% off food and drink at Independent Bar & Kitchen. Today is the last day to sign up to volunteer at the 10th annual Dallas Comedy Festival.
Remember to use this hashtag on your memories, to promote your last shows, and with any last pictures you're taking at 3025 Main Street. We want to share all the fun on DCH social!
Last Wednesday of the Month!
It's today! Save 10% when you register for a class! There's a free improv class at 7pm (if you want to check out improv or show it off to your friend)! All shows are free tonight! As always, your StuPer ID gets you some great discounts at the bar on Wednesday, too!
The last shows and showcases on Main Street kick off tonight. Promote your shows using the hashtag. Take a photo of your last show or showcase on the stages here, tag it with #goodbye3025, and we'll use it on DCH social! Let's make this goodbye really special! Follow the move progress on the Thursday vlog on Facebook and Instagram @dallascomedy. Learn even more about it at the DCH Town Hall on March 9th!
Dallas Comedy Festival
The 10th Annual Dallas Comedy Festival is fast-approaching! Badges are on sale! Workshops are selling out fast! Individual tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am! It's going to be such a fun week of comedy!
Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am
Join us for the final Town Hall at our Main Street location. Learn about volunteer opportunities for the move, transitional programming before we move into our new Elm Street location, and more! Bring your questions. Bring your appetite for information and donuts.
Feedback & the first DCH Focus Group
A big thank you goes to the people who attended the first DCH Focus Group this past Saturday. Because your feedback is so important, we'll have more of these in the future. If you attended classes that are ending this week, be sure to fill out your Student Evaluation Survey sent to you via email.
The following two Sundays are filled with student showcases. Check them out - support your fellow comedy students! You can catch some really great improv, stand-up, sketch, and storytelling on a Sunday.
Save the Date - Town Hall
Mark your calendars. The final Town Hall at 3025 Main Street will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am in the Tharp theater. There will be information and donuts.
This Saturday's Focus Group
We want to hear directly from the community in this first Focus Group on Saturday, February 16th at noon. There are a few spots available (we'll be keeping it on the smaller side to make room for everyone's voice). RSVP by midnight tonight by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to Open Mic submission
The Dallas Comedy House Open Mic on Tuesdays at 8pm is incredible. It's so incredible that the submission window needs to get a bit more manageable for our hardworking hosts. To get on the list, email email@example.com between Wednesday at 12:01am and Sunday at 11:59pm before the mic you want to get on. Any emails outside of this window will not be considered for the list.
Wednesdays are StuPer Appreciation Nights!
Show your current Student or Performer ID at the bar when you close your tab to get Happy Hour prices all night long! That includes half-off dips!
If you haven't yet, pick up your StuPer ID at the box office. Not only can you save money at the bar, but you can get into shows for free. Remember though - your StuPer ID cannot get you into a sold-out show. During busy shows, you may be asked to wait to sit to accommodate for paying customers. We want everyone to have a great time, so please help make this an easy thing for interns.
Sign up for Comedy Counseling
Want to talk to someone about your comedy goals? Have some questions about DCH? Sign up at tinyurl.com/comedycounseling
We are also hosting the first ever student/performer Focus Group on February 16th at noon. We want to hear your ideas and ask you some questions about DCH during the move and in general. Space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in attending.
Show Submissions Due 2/10
March will be the last month at our 3025 Main St location. We are taking availability for April so that we can schedule some alternative programming during the transition between spaces. Submissions are due Sunday, February 10th at 11:59pm.
This Saturday at noon in the theater.
Be a part of the last Ewing teams at 3025 Main Street.
Let's make the last Ewing audition at this location the biggest Ewing audition yet.
Ewing teams get so much stage experience in a great time slot.
The audition form is updated with the rehearsal times with coaches Scriven Bernard and Kelsey Merritt.
New Classes Started This Week
If you see new faces around the Training Center or Theater, make a new friend and make them feel welcome. For those of you who are new to DCH, welcome!
Student/Performer/Alumni Focus Group
Your feedback is important. On February 16th at noon, there will be a focus group with discussions and questions about life at DCH. There is limited space available for participation, so if you would like to take part in this first focus group - email email@example.com
Celebrating 10 Years of Comedy!!
Hey everybody! It's the first What's Up Wednesday from me, Ashley, your new Director of Talent & Programming! Read all about the new position and the other cool staff changes here. I'll do my best to fill Maggie's What's Up Wednesday shoes!
The 10-Year Birthaversary week of celebration kicks off THIS SUNDAY!!
DCH classes were originally held in the back of Ozona Bar & Grill on Greenville. Drink on the DCH tab* when you wear a DCH shirt.
The trip down memory lane continues with a Monday-night celebration at Dot's (the location of DCH's original home of its own on Commerce Street). Again, drink on the DCH tab* when you wear a DCH shirt.
*until the tab hits its limit
These are two good reasons to buy a DCH shirt this week! Each of these nights also earn you a lot of raffle tickets!
As you can see on the infographic to the left, the week is jam-packed with fun! And free cupcakes! Every night you attend - you earn more raffle tickets for some incredible prizes!
Free cupcakes, free drinks, and raffle prizes are great (really - did you see that list of prizes?) - BUT it's the people that will make Dallas Comedy House incredible! Post your memories using #DCH10Years and we hope to see YOU at the 10th Birthaversary!!
HAPPY BIRTHAVERSARY TO US (almost)!
It's almost time! Our 10 year Birthaversary is just around the corner, and we can't wait to see you all week-long for our celebratory programming as we enter the second decade!
Here's a little teaser of what you can look forward to:
Glad you asked!
As people collect raffle tickets throughout the week, they will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of five practically perfect prizes:
TL;DR: Cupcakes, cool shows, and a raffle are all a part of DCH's 10 Year Birthaversary January 20-26.
Backstage at DCH
A landing page for all things Dallas Comedy House for students/performers/alums of DCH.