Sarasota Improv Festival

July 13, 2017
July 15, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre

1241 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
United States

It’s that time of year again when laughter takes over the entire Florida Studio Theatre campus. 23 of the top improv groups from all over come to Sarasota to take risks, get raw, and get real on stage in a variety of improv formats. The 9th Annual Improv Festival will be held on July 13, 14, and 15. Passes are now on sale; 3 day passes are $75, 2 day passes are $65, Friday or Saturday passes are $49, and Thursday passes are $20. All festival passes are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 941-366-9000, or by going online at

The Sarasota Improv Festival brings together the most creative and inventive improv groups from all across the country and the world. “This is such an energizing and exciting event,” said Festival Producer and FST Managing Director, Rebecca Hopkins. “For three days, attendees get the chance to see a wide range of improvisation performance styles from long form, short form, hip hop improv, musical, genre-based, and more. It’s a full weekend of creative chaos that takes a lot of planning to run smoothly. It’s a jam packed weekend of comic shenanigans… and every year, it’s even more jam packed. I have to make myself breathe just thinking about it.”


Three Day Pass - Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday - $75

Two Day Pass - Friday AND Saturday - $65

Single Day Pass - Saturday - $49

Single Day Pass - Friday - $49

Thursday Night Pass - $20

Single tickets - $10

Single tickets for Headliner - $25

Single tickets for Just For Laughs - $6

Workshops - $35 each or BUY THREE for $90


Thursday, July 13

7:00pm – FST Improv, Dear Aunt Gertrude, Equanimity, Just The Funny

8:30pm – When X Meets Y, Sick Puppies Comedy, The Third Thought, Square One Improv

10:00pm – FAST Florida All Star King of the Hill Competition

Friday, July 14

6:00pm – FST Improv

7:00pm – Brouhaha

7:00pm – ImprovBoston

7:00pm – Villain Theater

8:00pm – Dad’s Garage

8:00pm – Available Cupholders

8:00pm – BLANK! The Musical

8:00pm – Complot Escena (Spanish Show)*

9:00pm – STACKED

9:00pm – Joe Bill & Friends

9:00pm – Parallelogramophonograph

10:00pm – North Coast Improv

Saturday, July 15

11:00am - Just For Laughs

5:00pm – Complot Escena

5:00pm – Hawk and Wayne

6:00pm – Available Cupholders

6:00pm – Big Bang Improv

6:00pm – STACKED

7:00pm – North Coast Improv

7:00pm – Parallelogramophonograph

7:00pm – Joe Bill & Friends

8:00pm – ImprovBoston

8:00pm – Dad’s Garage

8:00pm – SAK Comedy Lab

9:00pm – BLANK! The Musical

10:30pm – All Play

For full Group Information, please visit

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – Saturday July 15

9:00- 11:00am

Fresh Squeezed-Characters Not From Concentrate.

Stories that matter!

Improvised Stand Comedy or The Comedic timing in Improvised Monologues

Red Light District

The Scene-Style Cheat Sheet

Lucid narrative: Conscience of all the basic elements of improvised stage writing

Playing with Emotion

11:30 – 1:30pm

Intro to Musical Improv

Power Improv Toolkit

Intro to Hip Hop Improv

Everything is Relevant. Nothing Matters.

Villainy: Being Bad Onstage

Committing To The First Moment Or Real Life

2:00 – 4:00pm

Reinventing ShortForm

The First 30 Seconds

Advanced Hip Hop Improv

The Devil is in the Details