AUDITIONS: The Monoscene

Director of the Monoscene, Michael Hochman

Director of the Monoscene, Michael Hochman

Death By Improv is holding open auditions for a limited run, long-form improv project, The Monoscene.

The project will be cast from a combination of current DBI members and auditionees. Any experience level is welcome to audition, although previous improv performance or class experience would be great.

What is the Monoscene? The Monoscene is a long form improv format, in which there is only one continuous scene. A single suggestion will inspire an approximately 25 minute show, all in one scene.

This DBI Long-Form project will have two performances, opening up for Death By Improv’s main short-form show. And will practice weekly for about 2 months leading up to it’s first show, and continuing weekly until it’s second show. Practices are held Tuesday nights from 8-10pm.

Auditions will be held in a basement classroom at Garden Friend’s Learning Center, home of the Main St. Theater Company. 3018 Bordentown Ave, Parlin, NJ.

Please arrive on time, all auditionees will participate in the entire audition.

any questions, email

DBI Summer Class!

1234044_636388546392867_1818346313_nHey everyone. Want to take an improv class? DBI has just announced our summer session of Improv Foundations with Tim Norek! Just click the class title, and it will take you to our registration page.

Not sure what to expect from an Improv class with DBI? Well, here is a list of things you can expect:

  • have a ton of fun.
  • learn the building blocks of the art of improvisational acting and comedy
  • loosen up a bit
  • meet new people
  • and/or play with old friends
  • be silly as adults
  • build skills and confidence in public speaking, character creation, playfulness, and spontaneity.

Registration info and a full class description and instructor bio can be found on the class page, at


Upcoming show dates and assorted tomfoolery

Man, this weather sucks. It’s cold and wet and snowy and nasty. Why can’t it be warm, and sunny, like we just experienced in Florida?

Oh, wait, we didn’t mention? Of course we didn’t, we haven’t updated the site in months. DBI made it’s triumphant return to the Gainesville Improv Festival this past weekend, where we performed, workshop, and generally amused ourselves alongside some of the finest improvisers in the Sunshine State. Man, was it fun. Thanks to Tom and Skyler for having us back, hopefully it won’t take us four more years to get back down there.

Anyway, we’re well into a New Year, and we’re happy to see we’ve got a bunch of upcoming show dates at the Main Street Theater. Next up is February 21 at 8pm, and then March 14, April 18, May 23, and June 20. Hopefully we’ll have some other dates in other venues to announce soon.

We leave you with these fine white people:

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Fundraiser is in Two Days

Hey guys, hope you’re all excited, because we’re just two days away from our Second Annual Fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to DBI’s usual japes and jabs, we’re proud to inform you all our Improv Foundations Class Show is opening up for us! These brave improvisers have gone through Gunnery Sgt. Norek’s Improv Boot Camp, they can tell their rifle from their gun, and may or may not be able to suck a golf ball through a garden hose (most likely not). It’s all only five bucks, and I hope you all come out to support an awesome cause.

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DBI’s Second Annual Breast Cancer Research Foundation Fundraiser

Last year, DBI donated all proceeds from our October show at the Main Street Theater to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We’re thrilled to announce that we are doing the same this year. Our show is October 11 at the Main Street Theatre, doors open 7:30 for an 8:00pm show. Tickets, as usual, are five dollars, but you can feel free to donate more. All of our take on the show is going to the BCRF. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $440 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. BCRF support for promising yet untried ideas is a crucial component of this research. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. So please, come on out. If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation by visting

We’ve got a bunch of other shows in the pipeline too: September 26 at 7:30pm is our regular monthly show at To Be Continued… Bookstore Boutique in Metuchen. We’re back there for our October show on Halloween Night, which will be a ton of fun. We may just be in costume that night. Also, we’re going to be doing a set at the Rahway Culture Crawl on October 4, which we hope to have more info on soon, but keep your eyes on in case we continue to be our normal neglectful selves.




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