Scheduling September into December
Please only submit during the registration window.
Read through all of the rules, especially the submission rules.
Welcome to the world’s most dangerous improv show, where two mighty teams of gladiators will take the stage to prove who are the Kings and Queens of Saturday night.
Each team will be given 25 minutes to perform, no more, no less.
Each member of the audience is given 1 ballot as they enter the arena. Do not lose your ballot, as you will not be given a new one.
Once the show begins, no more ballots are given out. You must watch both teams to have a vote.
That night’s performers are not allowed to vote, however, everyone else in the room is eligible. The team with the most number of audience votes wins.
Write-in votes for teams not actually competing will be disallowed.
The decision of the host is final. No whining. No recounts. The host will choose the winner in the event of a tie.
This is meant to be a friendly competition. Harassment and intimidation during the performance by either the performers or members of the audience will not be tolerated. The host will not hesitate to eject people for such behavior.
The host can assess penalties and make up rules at his discretion.
Kicking a tray of hot wings into the audience is strictly prohibited.
Performers are not allowed to throw chairs at audience members.
Stacking the audience is not only allowed, but encouraged.
TEAM ABSENCES & SUBSTITUTIONS
– Only one player needs to be present to represent the team
– You can have ONE substitution to replace your absent team members
– If you’re entire team is not available – you will have to forfeit your championship
For more information:
cagematch [at] thetorchtheatre [dot] com
We will open the Cagematch submissions every two months.
We will schedule three months worth of Challengers at a time.
If you submit for a date on the registration form and then become unavailable for that date, you will forfeit your submission and have to resubmit next time. Be sure to check all available dates with your team members. (Submission is a first come first served basis and we will try to confirm your submission as soon as possible to prevent from last minute confirmations)
Acceptance will be based on time of submission and availability of team – we will also give priority to new & unusual teams that may not otherwise apply for the regular Torch schedule.
You must present longform improv.
ONLY *ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON PER SUBMISSION PERIOD.
*If you submit a team and happen to be involved in another group submitted by a fellow group member – one of your groups could be subject of rejection depending on factors involving group size, number of total submissions and dates available. A single performer can not exceed two groups in a period, so choose wisely. These rules are in place so that we can extend this stage opportunity to the entire improv community without causing long waits for the chance to perform.