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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. 

SECRET SOCIETY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE JULY 20. 


meet the coaches:

  Hillary Nicholas Yonce  is an active improviser with over ten years of experience. She the director of UNC's improv team The  Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs)  also helped lead the improv workshops for her team at the University of Arizona while she attended graduate school. She has workshopped and performed in improv festivals across the country from Chicago, LA, New York, DC, Atlanta, and right here in North Carolina. As a performer, Hillary attacks the stage confidently and loves taking on larger-than-life characters. As a coach, Hillary is cheerful and positive while pushing hard for those she coaches to become the best improvisers they can be.

Hillary Nicholas Yonce is an active improviser with over ten years of experience. She the director of UNC's improv team The Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs) also helped lead the improv workshops for her team at the University of Arizona while she attended graduate school. She has workshopped and performed in improv festivals across the country from Chicago, LA, New York, DC, Atlanta, and right here in North Carolina. As a performer, Hillary attacks the stage confidently and loves taking on larger-than-life characters. As a coach, Hillary is cheerful and positive while pushing hard for those she coaches to become the best improvisers they can be.

  Erin Hanehan and Matt Harris  recently relocated  back  to North Carolina by way of San Diego. Both have been working and performing in theater for over a decade. Together, they performed on a red nosed clown team called Look at What we Found and, more recently, as the improv duo Pork & Beans.   Erin  holds a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an extensive background in the performing arts that includes acting, dramaturgy, producing, directing, stage management, administration and most recently, teaching. Erin currently works with young performers as a Teaching Artist for Raleigh Little Theater. You’ll also find her working for the good folks at Counter Culture Coffee.    Matt  is an improviser and writer who has been performing locally since the early 2000s. He was a founding member of Finest City Improv in San Diego where he served as a house team member, teacher, and coach. 

Erin Hanehan and Matt Harris recently relocated back to North Carolina by way of San Diego. Both have been working and performing in theater for over a decade. Together, they performed on a red nosed clown team called Look at What we Found and, more recently, as the improv duo Pork & Beans.

Erin holds a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an extensive background in the performing arts that includes acting, dramaturgy, producing, directing, stage management, administration and most recently, teaching. Erin currently works with young performers as a Teaching Artist for Raleigh Little Theater. You’ll also find her working for the good folks at Counter Culture Coffee. 

Matt is an improviser and writer who has been performing locally since the early 2000s. He was a founding member of Finest City Improv in San Diego where he served as a house team member, teacher, and coach.