Rookie Tryouts!

by Katherine Weaver on 19 December, 2023

Impro Melbourne is looking for skilled performers who have a passion for improvisation to join our Rookie program.

The Rookies are Impro Melbourne's apprentice company. Rookies train and perform with Impro Melbourne and are committed to developing their improvisation skills and share Impro Melbourne's creative goals. 

What does Impro Melbourne offer Rookies?
As part of the Rookies program we offer; 
  • Focused Rookie training
  • Whole company training with Ensemble players
  • Mentorship for personal guidance and feedback
  • Performance opportunities in Rookie Showcase season (4-9 shows).
  • Casting consideration for other Impro Melbourne shows
  • Reduced cost of training
  • Special training events with guest local, national, and international teachers (free or at a significant discount)
  • Free tickets to all Impro Melbourne shows
What does Impro Melbourne expect from Rookies?
Training: 2 hours on Monday evenings, usually 7-9pm.
Performances: Typically on Sat nights, with some variation based on specific shows. When performing it is mandatory to help with set ups and bump in/outs.
Costs: The Rookie program costs $100 a term. ($400 for the year)
Rookies are expected to;
  • Commit to the pursuit of excellence in the craft of improvisation
  • Engage in training, rehearsals, and performances
  • Support Impro Melbourne's activities through off-stage duties, volunteer positions, and promotion
  • Strive for continual self-improvement in improvisation skills and performance
  • Respect and value the contributions of Impro Melbourne staff, committee, and players
  • Actively participate in achieving Impro Melbourne's mission statement and company goals both on and off stage

Tryout Process-
We are, unfortunately, not able to offer an place in our tryouts to every applicant. An email will be sent to every applicant regarding the success of their application by Wed 10th January
Once Tryout applications have been received, successful applicants will be invited to attend a tryout session on Sunday 14th January, for 2 hours between 11am and 4pm. 
This session will be a fun, structured jam which will give you an opportunity to play with current company members and for us to get to know you.
We have offered text and audio/video-based options for answering below. If we can accommodate you with alternative formats, please email us at and we will work with you.

We encourage submissions from performers of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ performers, and any who identify as part of a marginalised community.

Thank you for taking the time to express an interest in joining Impro Melbourne!

Key Dates:
Tryout Application Closing date: Friday, 5th January 2024
Tryout Date for those invited to Audition: Sunday 14th Jan, between 11am-4pm at the Impro Melbourne Theatre.
Tryout Invites will go out by Wednesday 10th Jan, with details on venue and specific time.

If you think this could be you please fill in the following form!