Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is now accepting pitches for our productions in the 2019 Philly Fringe Festival! PHIT is proud to be returning to the festival and is excited to work with members of the theater community with new comedic show ideas.
PHIT’s experience in successfully producing shows at the Philly Fringe stretches back over a decade and includes 50+ productions, including: sketch comedy shows, live podcast recordings, sketch comedy, storytelling showcases, full-fledged variety shows (complete with dancers and a live band), original musicals, and multiple transfers from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We’re excited to hear what you’d like to do and see if we can help!
Use this form to submit your idea for a 2019 FringeArts Festival show to be performed at Philly Improv Theater and we will consider your pitch for possible inclusion in our slate of shows this September. You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your collaborators; your pitch, your needs for cast, crew, and production; ideas you have for marketing of your show; and any other artistic support you feel it will require. The deadline for submissions to partner with PHIT on your Fringe show is Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m.
All pitches will be reviewed by PHIT’s artistic team and administrative staff and receive a response. If your pitch is selected for inclusion in PHIT’s programming for the 2019 Philly Fringe Festival, you will receive:
- A run of performances on one of PHIT’s two stages during the dates of the festival.
- Help developing a budget for your festival show, with PHIT covering all budgeted festival show costs.
- Assistance in casting your festival show, if needed.
- Rehearsal space to prepare for your festival show.
- Marketing and public relations assistance for your festival show.
- Box office, house management, and backstage support for your festival show.
- Archival video and photo recording of performances of your festival show.
- Compensation for your show based on its commercial success.
We expect many more great pitches than we will be able to produce. If your pitch is not accepted as part of our Fringe run, you can always submit it to the theater to potentially be produced another time of the year. If you choose not to do any of these things, we hope to see you in the audience at an upcoming show!