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Welcome to the the Secret Society, a one stop shop for improvisers looking to hone their craft while also getting in more regular performances and rehearsals.

How it works: You submit an application. If selected, you pay a fee of $300 over four months (payment plans available) that covers coaches, rehearsal space, promotion and management. The teams will be decided by the Secret Society coaches and the Mettlesome Stakeholders based on lottery, availability, diversity, interest, and experience. 

After four months, just like the ephemeral magic that is improv, the teams disappear into the wind, only to be whispered about as “you had be there to see it” experiences.

What you get: A team of diverse improvisers with differing levels of experience, a talented and insightful coach, a weekly rehearsal space, and two shows a month for three months (+ one month of rehearsal). 

Society members also get free entry to any Mettlesome show and $50 off any multi-week Mettlesome Lab. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 14. 

About the Coaches

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Jake Finan has been performing improv for the past 19 years (he probably would have started sooner, but you had to be at least 13 to take the introductory class). He has trained at i.O. South and The Basement Theatre. He's performed in the RDU area as a part of the independent team Spectral Spouse, as a member of ComedyWorx's resident players, and as a member of NC State's CIA. He has also performed in Atlanta as part of the resident troupe at The Basement Theatre. Jake has been coaching improv for the past three years, and currently coaches the teams Impersonally Victimized and Groovish.

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Suzy Hall is an improvisor who loves studying social interactions and observational humor. She loves improv because it's a mental sport (and who doesn't love those)! You can catch her performing across the triangle as part of the all female indie team, The Land Mermaids. Suzy has taught improv to kids, teens, and adults and thinks that improv is a silly, fun way to bring people together. When she's not improvising, Suzy spends her time looking at dog memes, hanging out with her real life dog, watching reality television, or working in the world of education.