Ghostfest Improv Marathon!

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Get ready for Ghostfest!

Ghostfest is a longform improv comedy marathon going from Friday, October 28th at 7pm to Sunday, October 30th at 1am. It’s being put on by The Torch Theatre as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Improv Festival!

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to submit your best shows, your most fun shows and your craziest ideas for shows that would be awesome in the wee hours of the night! If selected, your show will receive a time slot ranging from 15 to 30 minutes and you’ll be a part of the first improv marathon in Arizona!

In addition to primetime performance slots, Ghostfest will include late night, overnight & early morning shows that skew toward the ridiculous & the experimental. (Need examples? Walken Walks In features improv scenes interrupted by people’s best & worst Christopher Walken impressions. Cagematch: Draculas vs Frankensteins just might feature variations on classic movie monsters like Senator Al Frankenstein and Dragula battling it out!)

Ghostfest will also include improv jams sprinkled throughout the 30 hours of shows and Ghostfest Jr., a Saturday morning programming block of shows just for kids! (Have an idea for a particular jam show theme or format? For a kids show? Submit them!)

Submissions will be taken from now until Friday, September 30th, and performers can submit any number of shows. There is no fee to submit, but Ghostfest performers will need to purchase a $5 performer pass.

The Ghostfest performer pass is per person (not per show that each person might be in!), helps to support the Phoenix Improv Festival, and provides standby access to shows, meaning that patrons with regular Ghostfest wristbands or night passes have priority seating. But – Ghostfest performers can upgrade to a full pass for an extra $5!

Bonus! Ghostfest performers can get a free standby pass by volunteering for Ghostfest! (Minimum 2 hours of volunteer time.) Plus, we’re working on having some great partnerships with some of our neighbors and local businesses, so there will be perks for helping out Ghostfest, The Torch, and the Phoenix Improv Festival!

There are two Ghostfest volunteer training sessions available: one on Monday, October 3rd from 630pm to 930pm and another on Thursday, October 6th from 630pm to 930pm. Signups for Ghostfest volunteer training sessions here:

Here’s the link for Ghostfest show submissions:

Have a good luck and happy hauntings!

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