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The Sorta Big Time, Kinda Secret, Sketch Match #3

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We are doing it again because the first two were so much fun! 

Saturday June 12st @ The Pinch

3548 14th St., NW Wash. DC

Check-In: 11:30am-12:30pm

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! 

Hosted by Jennifer Crawford & Tim Trueheart from The JellyVision Show Podcast. 

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.

The Match

Casting & Check-In: 11:30am-12:30pm Match starts at 12:30.
3 competing categories
1. Rough & Sorta Ready Sketch Category
(Individual Competition):
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:
(Group Competition)
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.

RSVP ON Facebook

The Sorta Big Time, Kinda Secret, Sketch Match

thesketchmatch

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:)

 

 

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