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Bob Curry 2024/2025 Fellowship Audition

Bob Curry 2024/2025 Fellowship Audition Notice

The Second City is proud to announce the return of the Bob Curry Fellowship, a tuition-free, 15-week professional development master program starting in October 2024.

We are seeking up to 10 exceptional fellows from diverse cultural backgrounds, who will have the opportunity to train and study under the guidance of Second City’s creative team and top instructors. This highly competitive fellowship is awarded to serious-minded talent who are selected through a rigorous audition process adjudicated by Second City directors and producers.

Following the 15-week masterclass, the selected talent will have the opportunity to participate in a series of public and industry showcases.

Qualifications: The Bob Curry Fellowship program is specifically seeking talent/applicants who are BIPOC. Talent must audition to be accepted into the program. To be eligible, talent should be a graduate of a Conservatory level improv program (e.g., Second City, iO Theater, Annoyance Theatre, UCB, etc.) Stand-ups, professional actors with a degree in theatre or extensive stage experience with some improv training are also qualified to submit.

Submissions open: Monday, July 29th 9am CT 

Submissions close Friday, August 2nd 9amCT

Early or late submissions will not be reviewed

Key dates:

  • July 23rd, 7-8pm CT: Bob Curry Fellowship Virtual Q&A: JOIN HERE
  • July 29th, 9am CT: Submissions open
  • August 2nd, 9am CT: Submissions close
  • August 22nd, 2024: Auditions
  • August 23rd, 2024: Callbacks
  • September 2024: Invitations to accepted participants
  • October 15, 2024: first day of instruction (with sessions to be held on Tuesday & Thursdays through to January 2025
  • Bob Curry Showcase at 8pm every Tuesday in February (preview performance on January 28, 2025)

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