The San Francisco Improv Festival celebrates the art of improvisational theater by presenting work by local and out-of-town ensembles, producing workshops with the most innovative minds in the artform, and educating the public about all aspects of improvised performance.
The 2018 San Francisco Improv Festival production team consists of Executive Producer Jamie Wright, Artistic Director Erin Daruszka, Board Member/Producers Cassidy Brown, Jill Eickmann, Kimberly MacLean, and Producers Marcus Sams & Karen Sandvoss. 2018 Associate Producers include Mithra Vankipuram, Brian Daignault and Dustin Clingman. Founder Sam Shaw works with the festival in an advisory capacity.
If you are a performer in SFIF we have been sending emails with all sorts of handy dandy information to the name & email that was listed in your application. Some of the information sent in those emails is contained below – but you should definitely make sure those messages are being shared with your entire group.
How do I know if my troupe is in SFIF this year?
We contact you via an email notification to the contact address you provided on your application whether your troupe is in our fest this year or not. If you still have questions contact our Submissions email
We want and need your help filling up those audience seats!
Use the links to our social media, tag us & yourselves!
Invite people to the Facebook Event we’ve created (your troupe’s contact has been sent a link or you can find through our SFIF FB page)
Like our FB page then like & share event listings and SFIF postings to help us spread the word. Retweet our #SF1F2017 postings to reach a wider audience.
What special perks does my troupe get for being in SFIF?
All performers will receive a festival pass bracelet that will give you free entry to all shows with unsold seats. Workshops:
Workshops are in the planning stages right now. We will announce them as they are confirmed via Facebook, Twitter and of course on this very site…! Private Info Page for troupe members:
Your main troupe contact will receive an email with a private link to a performers only Facebook page where we will share updates and special information just for you.
My troupe is in the SFIF this year – what do you need from me & my peeps?
Your troupe’s Twitter handle
Your troupe’s Facebook link
50 word blurb of your team/troupe
100 word bio for your team/troupe that includes a show description
High-resolution (300dpi 8×10) group photo in jpeg or TIFF format
Graphic/Team Logo (if you have one).
Info. about anything special your troupe or members have going on.
Links to articles, blog posts, press features or other publicity about your trouper and/or its members.
Links to HIGH QUALITY videos (edited, titled, nice lighting & audio) & audio interviews.
Something is incorrect, outdated, or not working on our Eventbrite ticket page, what should I do?
If you have any changes or concerns, including a different picture or graphic, or different descriptions for your troupe, please send those to our ticketing maven, Cassidy.
I have a question/concern about the night of our show who do I contact?
It is less than a week until our show: your main troupe contact has the contact info (cell & email) for your troupe’s producer – (if for any reason you are not able to reach your producer try calling us at (888) 439-4811 and leave a message. One of us should be back in touch with you shortly). It is more than a week until our show: Contact your producer (your troupe’s main contact should have this contact info). It is a question about technical aspects: Contact us at (888) 439-4811.