You Made It Happen: Duofest 2014 Was A Blast!

Thanks everyone who saw a show, performed, taught a workshop, or lent a helping hand to make this year’s Duofest possible. Every year we are humbled to see Duofest be one of the best improv comedy festivals in the country and it wouldn’t happen without everyone’s contributions.

Rest assured, we will be back next year! Right now though, we’re gonna go take a nap…

Duofest Announces Stipends for All Accepted 2014 Acts!

We have some BIG NEWS! For the first time this year, Duofest will be providing every performer in the festival with a stipend: $60 per performer, per show.  This is super-exciting for us because it will hopefully make it easier for great duos to travel to and participate in the festival. (Plus, if you submit and are accepted to teach a workshop you could get even more dollars)!

This is in addition to the cool stuff we always do for accepted duos: offering housing, giving rides to and from the airport, feeding and boozing at festival parties, and sexy t-shirts! We’ll be offering acts either one or two performances Thursday, June 5th through Sunday, June 8th.

Submissions for duos and workshops remain open through next Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. – but why wait when you could do it right now?


Workshop Submissions Now Open!

We’re excited to announce that Duofest 2014  is now accepting submissions for workshops at this year’s festival. In past year’s we have asked friends from across the country to do workshops, and also worked with performers who were accepted into the festival and needed financial help getting here to offer them workshop opportunities. We think that having a clear and open process for submitting a workshop ideas this year will benefit everyone: performers can let us know their ideas and whether or not being able to teach will impact their availability to come, and as a result of an open process we’ll receive more ideas and can select and even great number of diverse and interesting workshops to offer at this year’s festival.

The workshop submission form is available under the “Workshops” section of the site. The workshop submission deadline is the same as our regular registration deadline – March 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm. – and all potential instructors will be notified of their workshops acceptance at the same time as we send notifications to selected performers. There is no additional fee to submit a workshop proposal.

Announcing Duofest 2014: June 5th-8th. Submissions Open Soon!

We’re back at it again! Duofest is back, and our fifth year promises to be the best yet. The best improv duos from around the country and the world will descend upon Philadelphia, PA from June 5th-8th, 2014. Accompanying the always incredible shows will be another excellent slate of workshops, gatherings, parties, and general revelry. Plus all the fun is in Philly Improv Theater’s new building – guaranteeing even more connecting, networking and fun: all under one roof!

So, save the date! Submissions will open on Feb 22nd, 2014. Let the excitement begin…