The SBTKS a friendly, supportive and constructive competition open to: comedic sketch troupes/teams, indie sketch writers and actors/improvisers who want to play a part in a writer’s sketch!
And we give power to the audience! Each audience member gets a ballot and an opportunity to hand out their own, original, award of distinction to the individual or team that left a unique impression.
Cool beans. Here is how it works:
There will be 3 competing categories
(2 rounds in Categories 1 & 2) :
1. The Rough & Sorta Ready Sketch Category:
Sketch writers/groups 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 to be performed in Round 1. In round 2, each sketch is performed again with an opportunity to coach or recast in between rounds. In this category, writers are competing as individuals and will be judged on the comedic quality of their sketch writing. **Sketches should be under 10 min.**
2. The 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 12 minutes**
3. The Commercial Breaks: While scores are tallied or during any delay, we will invite any sketch groups with quick commercial sketches to come up and perform their commercial. This is a super fun category you could even write on the fly. **Commercial breaks should be 1-3 minutes**
Now, all you have to do is sign up with the link below, so we can put you on the roster/ballot!
Who needs to sign up?
**Sketch Teams & Writers: Please use the Sign Up Link so we can get you on the ballots!
**Improvisers & Actors: Please use the Sign Up Link to sign up to be cast in a sketch(es)! Casting will happen on the fly at the SBTKS Sketch Match. It helps us organizers to know you will be there:)
Improvisers! Play, Drink & Connect! Swingin’ T’s Shakin’ Improv Social is a chance to have wild fun with other improvisers and/or discover new talent for your current or future projects. Coaches, producers, casting directors, sketch writers and incomplete improv troupes encouraged to attend!
Expect scene challenges, character work, strange inspirations, drinking games, social improv experiments and even Improv Bingo! All of this happens in our private Sand Bar with full menu service and plenty of room to play.
Get Out of Your Head and Into this Jam!
Swingin’ T’s is a chance to flex your improv muscles while also meeting new people for projects, teams, etc. This is not your typical anything! Tim and I invent improv exercises and experiments and we all drink and see what happens. Each month is different to keep it funky fresh, but expect rando-longform, character intensive exercises, “scene dating” and lots more! I mean, geez, we can’t give it all away;)
Participate in as much or as little as you wish. Bring contact info to share!
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30! $10 CASH COVER COME EARLY FOR THE MINGLE & TINGLE!
Whitlow’s On Wilson will have 1/2 price sandwiches and bottles of wine! A quick walk from the Clarendon Metro. There is also ample street parking and a $5 lot across the street.
Make Sunday your Funny Funday and come out to Epicure Café to see The Improv Imps make amends for being criminally funny, by performing a FREE show!
Our Community Service Shows are a chance for us to try out new games and get a little experiMENTAL. Every show is a unique experience and created on the spot, just for you!
Epicure Care serves delicious food, beer and wine. Bring your besties for a super night of fun and yummies. You can RSVP on Facebook too!
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Meet, Drink & Connect with improvisers! 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!