NBC Universal and The People's Improv Theater Third Annual Diversity Scholarship

NBC Universal and The People's Improv Theater (aka The PIT) in New York City will offer two full-ride scholarships to students with strong performance skills to study the craft of improvisation at The PIT. NBC Universal and The PIT will each sponsor one student for the entire year-long program, from Level 1 through Level 5. Each level is 8 weeks long and is offered several times per week.

A live 'Finalists Showcase' will take place on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 7pm at The People's Improv Theater. The two Diversity Scholars will be selected by both The PIT and NBC Universal executives based on their performances. Scholarship recipients should be located in or around New York City. Recipients will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from New York City for classes, and are expected to attend each class regularly. More than 2 absences from a level could mean revocation of the scholarship.


All performers, particularly talented women and people of diverse backgrounds, with a strong desire to study improv.

The submission deadline is Friday, September 3, 2010 at 5:00pm EST

Application Process:

Along with your complete contact information, please submit the following:

● A performance resume (if applicable) or a list of your performance or comedy background.

● A 5-minute DVD showing us who you are. Please tell us why you are a good candidate for the program, a description of your diverse background, and who your comedic role models are and why. The DVD should also include a short performance of a sketch, character monologue or comedic bit that you have written. You may use other performers in your DVD if needed. Be creative. Please address the following questions in your 5-minute DVD presentation, along with the performance of your written material.

Why do you think you are a good candidate for this scholarship?

What was your favorite performance experience and why?

Name the performer who most inspires you. Why?


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PHONE __________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS ___________________________

Please MAIL or DROP OFF all application materials to the following address:

Katie Goan
Managing Director

The Peoples Improv Theater

154 W. 29th Street

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

Email submissions will NOT be accepted.

NBC Universal Talent Diversity Initiative:

As part of NBC Universal's ongoing commitment to diversity, the NBC Universal Talent Diversity Initiative was created to promote and sustain on-camera diversity through community involvement and development, showcasing non-traditional casting choices, and creating programs to raise awareness at NBC Universal and within the entire entertainment community.