The Groundlings School is proud to announce the new
Student Performance Nights!
Student Performance Nights allow students to participate either as a part of a team OR individually!
The Groundings School Student Performance Nights (SPNs) FAQ’s
How do SPNs work?
SPNs include 3 Student Teams performing 17-minute sets, as well as a group of students who've signed up as individuals participating in short form games that happen in between team performances.
How do I submit myself or my team for an SPN?
To sign up as a team OR individual, use the links at the bottom of this page. Be sure you have read the following rules about SPNs.
Who can participate in an SPN?
If you are a Groundlings student who has completed Advanced Improv or any level above Advanced Improv, regardless of the result, you are eligible to participate.
Do I need to have a team together before submitting a proposal?
No. You can also participate as an individual. If you wish to sign up as a team, your team must be formed before submitting.
Does my team need to have a coach?
Yes. Coaches must be either current Groundlings teachers, Groundlings Main Company Members or Groundlings Main Company Alumni. It is strongly suggested that your team meet with your coach prior to your scheduled performance date. Each listed coach will be notified when your team is scheduled, usually one month in advance.
Do I have to pay?
No. If your proposal is approved and you are assigned a performance slot you will only be responsible for paying your coach for rehearsal time. This transaction is between you and your coach.
When and where do SPNs happen?
SPNs happen every second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30pm in G3. The call time for performers is 8:00pm.
What happens if my submission is approved?
The School Manager will contact you with your assigned performance slot within 4 weeks of submission. Teams should then plan and schedule rehearsals with their coach privately. Once you have a confirmed show date, start spreading the word about your show - you’re responsible for promoting it!
Are there rooms we can rehearse in at The Groundlings School?
No. You are responsible for rehearsing off-site. Also, you will not have a chance to rehearse on the stage before your show.
What staff support is available for my show?
We will provide you with a light/sound board operator and front of house support.
Can I propose a Sketch Show? A one-man show about my life? A reading of my new pilot?
No. SPNs are strictly improv shows. Teams should limit themselves to short-form improv, or clap-in long form improv, as those are the styles we focus on here at the Groundlins.
Can friends of mine who have not taken Groundlings classes but have trained at other Improv Companies/Schools be on my team?
No. Teams can only be comprised of Groundlings students who have completed Advanced Improv.
How many people can be on a Student Team?
The ideal team is between 4 and 7 people, although you are welcome to propose having more or fewer members.
Can I be on more than one Student Team at a time?
Yes. There are no limits to how many teams you can be a part of.
Is there a limit to how many times I can perform/submit a proposal?
No. Teams and individuals are elligible to submit for a future SPN immediately following their performance.
If I don’t want to form my own team but would like to be on one, what should I do?
Feel free to post a notice on the G2 callboard stating that you are looking to create a team, or sign up to participate in an SPN as an individual.
Click here to submit your team.
Click here to submit yourself as an individual participant.
You will be contacted by the School Manager approximately one month prior to your assigned performace date.