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Auditions: Improv at Empire Arts Collective

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Join us for auditions for our new improv group presented by Empire Arts Collective

WHEN: Monday, October 3rd, 7 PM
WHERE: Sierra 2 Center -[masked]th St, Sacramento, the LaunchPad (Room 13, upstairs)

This group will practice every Monday from 7-9 PM, starting October 17th (excluding Halloween), with regular performances TBD. This group will mainly focus on short form improv, with an official format and group name to be determined collectively. Auditions will include warmups, exercises, short form games, etc. Experience with improv is preferred, but not mandatory.

Register here to save your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/auditions-improv-at-empire-arts-collective-tickets-416987750587

This will be an ongoing commitment. Please note that performers should miss no more than 1 rehearsal per month on average to participate in this group. You must be at least 18 to audition. Proof of vaccination is required. Bringing a resume and/or headshot is encouraged but not required. Please come dressed to move.

Our venue is upstairs on floor 2. The building is wheelchair accessible (including the bathrooms and access to the second floor). Please let us know if you require any accommodations ahead of time and we’ll be happy to help.

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These auditions are presented by Empire Arts Collective, a performing arts nonprofit whose mission is to incubate unique, inclusive performing arts opportunities that create joy and community for a variety of experience levels. For more information, visit www.empireartscollective.com.


Jessilee Windhaus is a proud Sacramento native and a firm believer in the power of applied improvisation. With a background in both short form and long form comedy, she is a 20-year improv veteran who has trained with Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The Groundlings and performed in cities all across the country. With over a decade of teaching experience, Jessilee holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from Sacramento State University and is the Co-Founder of the local performing arts nonprofit Empire Arts Collective and the Founder of That Plus Chips live sketch and improv comedy ensemble. She has toured with the world-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre and was a mainstage performer at Sacramento Comedy Spot and ComedySportz Sacramento where she served as the Director of the High School League program. Other comedy credits include Sutter Street Theatre, Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre, Dangerous Men/Dangerous Women, The Dinner Detective, CSU Sacramento, and Bike City Theatre Company, where she served as the Director of Sketch.

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