Come Improvise With Us!

We're launching our Fall Open Workshop Series! If you've ever thought we look like we're having fun onstage and you might want to try it, now's your chance! We're welcoming you to come learn and play some improv skills and games with us in Hutchinson Hall in our three fall workshops. No experience necessary. The first will be on Saturday, October 29 from 3-5pm. We'll be covering basic elements of an improv scene, including Character, Relationship, Objective, and Where. The November 12 workshop will cover how we play our short form games you might have seen in shows. The November 19 workshop will cover how improv skills might help you out in other contexts and daily life. Come to one or come to all! All UW grad and undergrad students welcome.

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Miss our Dawg Daze show? That's ok, we've got another one, same time, same place (9pm, Ethnic Cultural Theater) this Friday, October 7.

$3 for 1 person, $5 for 2 people. Please arrive early for seating.

If you come and like what you see, we've got auditions coming up and a survey to interview for a position as our new sound technician (survey closes Oct 12 at 11:59pm). We'd love to see you!

Calling All Technical Improvisers!

Ever notice the background music, sound effects, or other auditory additions to our improv scenes? Ever think improvising with these tools from the booth would be fun? In addition to our auditions for stage improvisers, The Collective is also looking to bring on a new sound tech! Experience in tech or improv is welcome, but not necessary! If you are interested, please fill out this quick survey and we'll email you to set up an interview on October 15 or 16. The survey will close on October 12 at 11:59pm. Please send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions. Thank you!

The Collective Podcast Season 3 Launches!

Your new kickass podcast team, Barrett Vandiver and AJ Sherman, stumble upon each other in the top secret Collective HQ to discuss the upcoming year of auditory pleasures. Tune in for info about upcoming Collective shows, auditions, and awkward banter interludes!

You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or listen on Soundcloud.


Come Improvise with Us!

We're holding auditions Monday and Tuesday Oct 10 and 11 at 7pm. Please only attend one night. Callbacks will be Wednesday Oct 12 or Friday Oct 14; final date to be announced Tuesday night. No experience necessary. Just come to Hutchinson Hall, Room 303 in comfortable clothes and be ready to learn and play some improv games. A special edition of podcast will be coming out with everything extra you might want to know about auditions, so keep an ear out for that. If you have any questions or concerns you can message us on Facebook or email us.

Dawg Daze for Days

We're ready to kick off our year with a jam packed Dawg Daze week. We'll be performing at the HUB Crawl Monday, Sept 26, chatting at the Student Activities Fair on Wednesday, Sept 28 and Thursday, Sept 29, and performing our own annual Free Dawg Daze Show in the Ethnic Cultural Theater (right behind Alder Hall) on Friday, Sept 30. That's four out of five days of the week you can see us! That's insane! We're insane! Anyway, follow our Facebook page for our event information. See you soon.

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Great Scott! A free summer show?

Whether you're an Early Fall Start husky, old husky enjoying summer, new visiting husky, or vicarious husky, if you're looking for some summer entertainment, look no further.

Join The Collective in the Ethnic Cultural Theatre (right behind Alder Hall) on Friday, September 2 for a night of improv comedy.

Follow us on our Facebook for events and other updates. Keep a look out for our free Dawg Daze Show, our auditions, and shows almost every Friday at 9pm once the regular academic year starts!