StuPer Night is TONIGHT!
YOU GUYS! It's happening! It's GRAND OPENING WEEK! Festivities kick off tonight with the StuPer Preview. Doors open at 6:45p. The bar and restaurant will be open and all food will be HALF OFF!
To all current StuPers coming tonight: Your first stop will be at the box office to pick up your ID!
Grand Opening Weekend!
Friday night we'll be officially opening our doors to the public! Tell your friends! Visit dallascomedyhouse.com/shows for show info and ticket links.
See you soon!
Submit Your Shows!
Submissions for the September/October show calendar are open! Click here to learn more and submit. The deadline is approaching fast! Submissions due by August 10th at 11:59p.
Last Week of Classes at LIDE!
Current students: Our last day for classes at Life in Deep Ellum is Sunday, August 11th. Starting Monday, August 12th, all classes will be held in our GORGEOUS new theater!
Open Call for Interns & Volunteers!
We are gearing up for our Grand Opening (NEXT WEEK!) and still looking for some helping hands!
Night Interns: We have several night intern positions still available for the August/September term. Are you interested in interning for class tuition? Are you available to attend orientation this Sunday, August 11th from 11:00a-1:00p? If you answered YES to both of these questions, apply here!
Intern Volunteers: Do you have previous intern experience at DCH? Would you like to work a few shifts at the new theater during the August/September term? If you answered YES to both of these questions, you should email me!
August Room Rentals
PSA: There will not be room rentals during the month of August.
ONE WEEK Until the StuPer Preview!
Holy cannoli! The StuPer preview is NEXT WEDNESDAY! Now is the time to dust off your best loafers, steam your gowns, and send your tuxes to the dry cleaners (probably by tomorrow if you want to get it back by Wednesday morning). We are SO EXCITED to show you our new home!
Bring Us Your Posters!
Performers! Have you been working on a poster to plug your August shows? We wanna hang it! Bring your posters with you to the StuPer event and be a part of history as you hang the FIRST EVER show posters on the 3036 poster wall!
It's Trivia Night!
Join DCH tonight at Vetted Well (Alamo Drafthouse Cedars) from 7:30-10:00p for an evening of friendship and fun! Check out the official FB event to learn more and RSVP. (RSVP recommended but not required.)
Special thanks to the DCH Student Alumni Council for organizing this event!
Term 5 Classes & Tuition Sale!
Take a class! Ready to level up or try something new? Registration is open for Term 5 classes, which will be held in our beautiful new space! Click here to learn more and enroll.
Save on tuition! It's the last Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means: 10% off all classes! The discount is automatically applied to all orders submitted before 11:59p.
Tell your friends! Did you know DCH has a student referral incentive? Refer two friends for enrollment in any Level 1 class and receive 50% off tuition for your next class! Click here to learn more about this and other referral opportunities.
It's almost showtime, y'all! We can't wait! The August show schedule is published, and submissions for the September/October show schedule are now open. Visit dchbackstage.com to read more and submit. Submissions are open through August 10th at 11:59p.
Looking for a Jobby? We're Hiring!
We are currently hiring part-time and full-time staff for the DCH Bar & Restaurant. If you or someone you know is interested in working in a fun, fast-paced environment, this is the place! Donald is doing interviews all week and he'd love to meet you. To apply, visit dallascomedyhouse.com/jobs.
Two Weeks Until the StuPer Preview!
Two weeks from today, we'll be celebrating together at the GRAND OPENING STUPER PREVIEW! We can't wait to welcome you to our new home and celebrate this monumental event in style.
Mark your calendar! (And maybe take Thursday off from work? You're gonna be sore from all the hugging.)
We Have Shows Tonight!
We have two student showcases tonight at Life in Deep Ellum: Corey's Storytelling class at 7:00p, and Hannah's Level 1 Stand-Up class at 8:00p. And there's a JAM after the 8:00 showcase! This will be the last pop-up show and jam before we open. Come out to show your support and have fun!
Hey, you! Want to join the DCH team? We are currently hiring FOH and BOH staff for the DCH Bar & Restaurant! Part-time and full-time positions available. Visit dallascomedyhouse.com/jobs to learn more and apply. If you have any questions, email Donald Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Term 5 Classes are LIVE!
Registration is now open for Term 5A & 5B classes! Click here to learn more and register. Want to read more about classes and theater opportunities? Visit dchbackstage.com.
Submit Your Photos for the DCH Walls!
Pretty soon we'll be decorating walls in the new space (!!!), and we want YOUR photos! Now is the time to scroll through old pics and dust off ye olde memorye cards. There have been so many magical, memorable moments both on and off stage at DCH, and we know you have the pictures to prove it! Click here to submit your photos for consideration. For submission guidelines, check out Raye's post on the DCH Training Center FB page.
The Countdown is ON!
Three weeks from today, we will be having our StuPer preview at 3036! Holy cow! GET EXCITED!
We have TWO showcase days scheduled this week! Sunday, July 21st, at Four Day Weekend, and next Wednesday, July 24th at LIDE! More details on our DCH show calendar. Please come out and show your support!
Be a Dallas Comedy House Intern!
Applications for the August/September intern term are due Sunday, July 21st. You guys - this is an exciting time to intern! In addition to DCH offering a wide variety of intern opportunities this term, this will be the FIRST EVER intern team at our new theater! How exciting! Click here to learn more and apply.
Meet the Newest Additions to Our DCH Family!
We are so excited to welcome Taylor Rexrode and Donald Bennett to the team! These two bring friendly, fun energy with them everywhere they go, and we wish them nothing but happiness and success in their new positions.
As Corporate Sales Manager, Taylor is your go-to gal for booking corporate shows, special events, and group sales. You can also see her perform in Queso Queens, Kill Me Please, Freshly Shaved, and Brownie Troupe #3025! Her favorite food is a greasy cheeseburger, and the last show she binge-watched was Shameless. She does NOT like long walks on the beach because she hates sand.
As General Manager, Donald will rule the magical kingdom of food and beverage! He'll be the jovial fellow you see working hard behind the scenes in the 3036 bar and restaurant. You can also catch Donald on stage with Daddy Long Legs and The Sellouts. His favorite color is green, and he says the worst movie he's ever seen is Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Save the Date!
BIG NEWS! We're shakin' in our boots! The time has come, friends, and we are THRILLED to announce the dates for the Grand Opening of 3036! Starting August 16th, we will be hosting special events and programming to kick off our opening! We could not be more excited. Stay tuned for more info and announcements!
Support a Level 1 Improv Showcase at 7pm followed by a two-class Stand-Up Showcase at 8pm! Both of these shows will be at Life In Deep Ellum. There will not be a jam tonight, but don't let that stop you from coming out!
Want to be a part of the Grand Opening of 3036? Want to register for your next class without spending any money? Intern applications are open. Apply to be a Night Intern or to be a specialty interns for positions like tech, host, photo, blog, and street team interns. All former interns must re-apply. If you have any questions about the internship program, please reach out to email@example.com. Applications are due July 21st by 11:59pm.
Show Submissions Open
Show submissions for the abbreviated August schedule are up. You may notice some changes to the process. We've created a rating system, so that we can better set expectations for the audience and the performers. When you submit your show, you'll be asked to evaluate which rating best fits your show and what you want your show to be. Submissions are open for new shows and returning shows! Submissions are due July 15th by 11:59pm.
A Note from Ashley
So far, in 2019, I've been your What's Up Wednesday writer and friend. I'm passing the torch to Beth Yankuner, Director of Community Experience. She'll be keeping you in the loop on all things related to DCH students, alumni, and performers.
If you have any questions about (or if you notice any mistakes on) the freshly updated DCH Backstage, please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes a village.
I love our little comedy village. I'm honored and excited to help usher in the new era of DCH. I can't wait for us to make our new home at 3036 Elm Street. I can't wait to see all the new things that we create. I can't wait to see all the new faces that we make smile. Thank you!
We're gearing up to move into our new forever home at 3036 Elm Street! To get ready, we've updated DCH Backstage. You'll see some information you may already know along with some hot, fresh changes. Some updates will be rolling out as we get closer to the move-in date.
Your input and questions are valuable to us. If you see any mistakes or need any clarifications, please reach out to email@example.com. We'll do our best to make this website clear, concise, and correct.
Show Submissions: The process for submitting a show has changed a bit. Please read through the pages before submitting your show for August (due July 15th by 11:59pm). Again, if you need clarification or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Applications: The application process for Term 4 Internships is a bit different than it has been in the past. Please read those pages. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.
We're excited to roll out these changes! Stay tuned for more announcements!
Deadline to Register for Term 4A
Term 4A starts next week! Classes will start at Life in Deep Ellum, and end at 3036 Elm Street! If you are wanting to jump into a class that starts next week, you have to register by tonight by 11:59pm.
Submissions for the August schedule will be open on Monday, July 8th! You'll see lots of changes to the submission process, which will all be explained and outlined on a freshly updated DCH Backstage. #glowup
Want to be an intern in our new space at 3036 Elm Street? Applications for night interns, blog interns, host interns, tech interns, photo/video interns, and street team interns will be open on July 8th!
Save the date. Mark your calendars. Set your alarm clocks. July 8th is going to be a big day!
The Last Wednesday of the Month Sale
It's here, it's today! Sign up for a class before midnight tonight and save 10%! Improv, Stand-Up, Storytelling, and Sketch, oh my! Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors.
We appreciate everyone hanging with us during the transition between spaces. The end of this transition is near. We're in the "be ready" stages now! What does that mean? It means that some very exciting things are just around the corner (as early as next week):
Tonight's Level 6 Improv Graduation
At Life In Deep Ellum tonight at 7pm, you can support a great class of improv graduates:
Diversity Council at the Jam
Stay after the graduation for a free improv jam a 8pm (also at Life In Deep Ellum)! The Diversity Council is hosting a meetup at tonight's jam, so show up and support!
New Classes Posted
Term 4 classes were posted last week. It's the perfect time to sign up for class. Are you moving onto the next level? Are you ready to try out a different kind of comedy? You can also wait until the Last Wednesday of the Month sale to save some money (but some intro level classes are filling up fast!)!
More time to get Naming Rights!
You've still got a chance to make your mark on 3036 Elm Street. We're extending the deadline until June 30th to purchase naming rights.
Backstage at DCH
A landing page for all things Dallas Comedy House for students/performers/alums of DCH.