Philly Improv Fest Now Accepting Submissions


PHIF kicks off it’s fourth annual festival this fall, and submissions opened today:

We are now accepting performer submissions for the 4th annual Philadelphia Improv Festival (PHIF4) being held November 13-15 at the Plays & Players Theatre located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

Submissions are open to all types of improvisation and all ensemble sizes. Submissions from other forms of live entertainment such as sketch or standup will not be accepted.

Submission Deadline: August 22nd, 2008
Submission Fee: $25

Performers will be getting a few extra things this year:

In addition to their performance slot, all PHIF4 Performers will receive a performer packet that includes:

– An all-access badge good for: free guaranteed seating during all performances and free access to parties and events
– A PHIF4 t-shirt
– A 30% discount on workshops

Applications are being processed digitally this year. Here’s what you’re gonna need:

The form requires general information about the name of your group, your format, primary contact person, individual performer names, technical requirements and other information used to assess your application. In addition to this information, you should also have ready:

Video: A link to streaming video (YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo, etc) of a previous live performance, representative of the type of show you would perform. Videos must contain at least 10 minutes of unedited performance, although 20-30 minutes is preferred.

Photo: A black & white or color digital promotional photograph of your group. Files should be hi-res, 300dpi and be in PDF, PNG, PSD or TIF format.

Submission Fee
: A $25 non-refundable submission fee will be assessed at the time of your submission. You will be directed to a page where you use EFT or credit card via Paypal.

It’s time to get in gear and submit your group!

Alli Soowal Tapped To Teach PHIT L1


Alli Soowal

Alli Soowal, who you might know from, I don’t know – everything (PHIF Producer, ComedySportz, MakeOut Clinic, Men About Town, BWP, 2007 Troika Champ PonyCoat, contributor to this blog, et al…) has been announced as the instructor for PHIT’s Level 1 class beginning next month.

The class beings 6/22 will run Sundays from 6-8pm through 8/10 at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square. More detail and enrollment can be had here.