We are doing it again because the first two were so much fun!
Saturday June 12st @ The Pinch
3548 14th St., NW Wash. DC
Match Starts at 12:30pm
Free to Watch or Participate!
The SBTKS Sketch Match is a friendly, supportive and constructive competition open to: indie sketch writers, comedic sketch troupes/teams and actors/improvisers who want to be cast in someone else’s sketch!
There will be both Audience Awards & Judges’ Choice Honors
Panel Judges: Master Judge is Murphy McHugh, Founder of Dojo Comedy and the famous DC Sketch Troupe, Brick Penguin. Murphy will be giving live feedback to writers and teams after their sketches are performed. Two additional judges will be chosen from the audience.
Audience Judges: We give power to the people! Each audience member gets a ballot and an opportunity to give the competitors written feedback. Audience Comments and Scores are emailed to all the competitors after the match!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
**Competing Sketch Teams & Sketch Writers: Please SIGN UP HERE to let us know you will be competing. We will contact everyone a week prior to the match to get your sketch titles for the ballots. Sign Up early because we do have limited number of sketches we can take!
**Improvisers & Actors: Please SIGN UP HERE to be cast in a sketch(es)! Casting will happen on the fly at the SBTKS Sketch Match. Casting happens from 11:30am-12:30. Available Actors will have a star on their name tag letting sketch writers know they are available for casting.
Casting & Check-In: 11:30am-12:30pm Match starts at 12:30. 3 competing categories
1. Rough & Sorta Ready Sketch Category
Sketch writers with unrehearsed sketches that will be read from paper. Writers can bring their own sketch actors or get volunteers from the event. Sketch writers in this category can submit up to 2 different sketches. In this category, writers are competing as individuals and will be judged on the comedic quality of their sketch writing. **Sketches should be under 7 min.** After your sketch is performed, Murphy will give you live notes on your sketch.
2. Wild & Paper Free Sketch Category:
This category is for existing sketch groups/troupes with rehearsed sketches. No scripts allowed. Each sketch team submits two sketches and will be competing as a group. Groups will be judged on comedic quality, acting, richness of characters, sketch memorability and overall performance. **Sketches should be under 10 minutes** Live Comments from Murphy will be held until all sketches in this category are performed.
3. Best Comedic Acting:
We want good acting & character work to be recognized too! On each ballot there will be a place to vote for your favorite sketch actor in each category.
Play, Drink & Connect! Swingin’ T’s is a chance to have fun with other improvisers and/or discover new talent for your current or future projects. Coaches, producers, casting directors and incomplete improv troupes encouraged to attend!
Expect some chit chattery, introductions, general silliness, warm up games,social experiments,scene mash ups & challenges and even some short form gaming. Participate in as much, or as little as you want.
A great place to meet other improvisers for projects, teams and shows!
Swingin’ T’s will be in The Sand Bar at Whitlows which is located on the far left when you enter. We will have our own full service bar and full menu service. All sandwiches and bottles of wine will be half price. Cheers! Eat, drink and have a very funny time.