Submissions Open for Improvapalooza 2017

Submissions for the eleventh annual Improvapalooza are now open. The submission deadline is Wednesday, July 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Improvapalooza, or Palooza as its friends call it, is Washington Improv Theater’s annual festival where improvisers perform new and exciting formats. This year’s festival takes place Wednesday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 27 at Source.

To learn more about Palooza and how to submit, please read our FAQ.




If you have any questions, please contact the Palooza Planning Committee at

The Palooza Planning Committee consists of Elizabeth Fulton, Sarah Holt, Kevin Mahoney, Aaron Merrill, Erin Murray, Katie Ozog, Jared Smith, Martin Steger, Kate Symes, and Heather Marie Vitale.




A few notes about Palooza:

**Palooza is, among other things, a celebration of inclusion! We’d love to get as many people involved as possible. Improvisers from all experience levels — from DC or elsewhere — are encouraged to apply!

**Palooza is about innovation! As a result, we are explicitly looking for new ideas, formats and/or gimmicks. If your troupe submits a show it performs regularly, that show will not be accepted.

**We’d love to see shows that feature players with a mix of experience levels! So go on and invite that person you have an improv crush on!

**If you intend to submit multiple shows (on behalf of yourself or on behalf of your troupe), we ask that you let us know which show is your top priority. The world is wide enough for all your ideas, but sadly, the programming blocks are not. Note: The Palooza Planning Committee intends to look at the priority box and rankings as added information to guide our selections. It does not mean that your priorities necessarily get selected.

June 22, 2017