Q & A

Q: How can I become a member of The Complete Theatre Company?

A: Membership is by audition only.

Q: What does the audition consist of?  

A: We will have you do a quick and easy Improvisational exercise - or you have the option of performing a monologue.  Have fun.  This is another opportunity to perform and network. 

Q: Why do I have to pay to be in your company?

A: Dues cover the cost of classes, outside rehearsals, theatre rentals for shows, and all production expenses.  

Q: How much are membership dues?

A: $295 paid every nine weeks or at a discount of $495 paid every eighteen weeks.  It breaks down to about $7 an hour per class.  Dues are non-refundable upon payment. 

Q: Why is it so inexpensive?

A. We make being a member affordable so actors can make a long-term commitment.  

Q: When are your classes held?

A: Mondays from 11 am to 1:30 pm and Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Q: Do I have to attend both company workshops?

A: Most members attend one class a week, depending upon their schedule.

Q: Where are you located?

A: Classes, rehearsals, and shows are held at 358 West 44th St. @ 9th Ave.

Q: How long do I have to be a member of the company before I can perform in shows?

A: There is no waiting period.  

Q: How many productions will I be cast in?

A: Typically, you'll be cast in one or two shows per season...but it can be as upwards as four.

Q: Why do you have two, weekly, workshops?

A: This way we stay connected to one another as a community.  We also rehearse many of our shows in class.

Q: How are Complete classes unique?

A: Our actors either ask questions pertaining to process or give one another positive feedback.  All directorial notes come from the Artistic Director. 

Q: Why don't the company members give each other notes?

A: The company is the team and the director is the coach.  We create an environment where performers feel safe with one another to take risks.  It is a true haven where you are encouraged and supported by your fellow actors.  However, the Artistic Director is there to help you grow and to guide you in your training.

Q: Can I be in The Complete Theatre Company and another theatre company?  Or must I attend yours exclusively?

A: You can be a member of The Complete Theatre Company and any other company you wish to be a part of.  

Q: How many members are in The Complete Theatre Company?

A: It varies season to season.  Usually, between thirty five and forty five.

Q: How many actors attend each class?

 A: Our classes can be as small as ten students and as large as twenty five.  The average class is composed of fifteen members.

Q: Do company members network and socialize outside of the training and production process?

A: Yes, we celebrate together at cast and holiday parties.

Q: How long has The Complete Theatre Company been around?

A: Nine years.

For more information, please, write to Annie Ward at annieward@tctheatrecompany.com or call 347.572.3136.