For Students in Grades 8 - 12


Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons


AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

Monday, March 23, 6:00 - 7:00PM

For an audition appointment, please fill out and submit Audition Form. *For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form Commitment Calendar. Please review.

You will receive an email/call confirming your appointment.



Teens who were in the 2019 Fringe Festival troupe do not need to audition. 

•   Please fill out/submit a registration form indicating your interest to be in the troupe.  *For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form Commitment Calendar.

•   Payment can be made on our website insert link to PayPal button/payment page      




•   Or mail check payable to "Stages" to:

            Stages of the Game Improv Troupe

            875 E. Main Street

            Auditorium Center, Third Floor

            Rochester, NY 14605

•   You will receive an email/call confirming your spot on the troupe.



Calling performers in Grades 8 – 12 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  Please consider your commitment to the troupe and show prior to your audition.  Each troupe member is crucial to the success of the show.  The experience will be exciting, fun and valuable.



·         A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned

·         A resume, if available

·         Appropriate, comfortable clothes and shoes for physical comedy (no flip flops, crocs, etc.)

·         If you have questions about what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.



•    You will be taught and asked to play a series of improv games — no preparation needed.



Dates vary — see Commitment Calendar. You will be called to all rehearsals and need to have no more than two conflicts.



There will be a showcase performance for both the High School and Middle School Troupes on May 29.  The High School Troupe will perform following the performance of the Middle School Troupe.

·         Middle School - Friday, May 29 at 7:00PM

·         High School - Friday, May 29 at 8:00PM



·         $150 Commitment Fee for comedy/improv performance training to develop your talent in a supportive,

          nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  Includes a t-shirt fee.  A limited amount of                  partial tuition assistance available.

·         Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.

·         Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the         

          show a success.



Teens will explore the basic elements of comedy improv such as building relationships, character development, listening and agreeing, within the framework of short-form improv, in the style of the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway.”  Over a period of eight 1.5-hour rehearsals, the group will learn a variety of improv games, culminating in a Stages showcase performance.  Oh yeah, and they’re going to have a ton of FUN!



Auditions, rehearsals, and show are held at:


875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages’ audition.



585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email


Hope to see you at the audition!