The Dramatic Improv Festival

The Dramatic Improv Festival
October 6-10, 2021!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution, The Dramatic Improv Festival 2021 will be entirely online.

We at DIF are choosing to look at this as an opportunity, however. Since travel is no longer a consideration, this means that many groups, students, instructors, and panelists will be able to participate. We hope that this will whet everyone’s appetite for DIF 2022, which we are looking forward to with great anticipation.

Now accepting submissions!

Click the appropriate link below. We’re accepting submissions through June 30th.

What is The Dramatic Improv Festival?

The Dramatic Improv Festival (DIF) is dedicated to bringing the best of dramatic and narrative improvisation together for a long weekend of connection, education, and performance.

DIF 2021 will be held entirely online, the weekend of October 6-10, 2021, with classes running on Wednesday/Thursday evening and Saturday/Sunday days, and performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

This is a unique event, an entire festival dedicated to bringing together the best dramatic improvisors in the world to cross-pollinate, perform, learn, and network. There will be numerous performances, several workshops, and online panels with experts in the field of improv.

There are also internship/scholarship slots available for students in need. See the Internships/Scholarships page for full details.