We are currently seeking instructors for DIF 2021 workshops and we’d love to hear from you!

We are seeking instructors who have a background in improvisation and theatre, and who have some element of their curriculum that overlaps with Dramatic Improvisation.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving all our workshops online, so your workshop must be feasible to be conducted in this manner. If you have questions, do not hesitate to drop us a line.

What does that mean?

Well, it all depends on you. Pitch us your workshop! As much detail as possible is always good, so we can make informed decisions about our instructors. We’re well aware that there are numerous approaches to dramatic improv, and we want to populate our workshops with a variety of instructors.

Dramatic, eh? So no comedy classes?

Since this is a dramatic improv festival, our aim is to broaden the horizons of the dramatic improvisor student. So, while classes can certainly have comedic scenes and lessons that can span across all genres, we’re not looking for anything specifically aimed at “comedy”, per se. If you have questions or need clarification on anything, just drop us a line!


We offer a 70/30 split (instructor/festival) of all income for your class. Instructors will receive a festival pass, good for all performances, as well as some other perks. They will get a 70/30 split (instructor/festival) of their workshop fee. You can set the price of your class, but $30-50 is the norm for a 2 1/2 hour class. If you are able to do so, you can teach more than one class, either on the same subject, or on multiple subjects. Please indicate this in your online form, below. Payment for each workshop will be forwarded to each instructor each week, up until 2 weeks prior to the festival. The final payout will be squared up the weekend after the festival.

Class length/maximums

For each class, we would like to keep the number of students to a maximum of 15. You may set your class minimum. Each class will be 2 1/2 hours long, so we can put in as many wonderful classes as possible. If you’re unable to teach your class in this timeframe, please let us know, and we’ll see if we can accommodate something longer.

Class schedules:

We will have classes running October 6-10. The time slots are listed below. All times are Central.

Wednesday, 6-8:30 PM

Thursday, 6-8:30 PM

Saturday: 10 AM-12:30 PM, 1:30 PM-4 PM, 4:30-7 PM

Sunday: 10 AM-12:30 PM, 1:30 PM-4 PM

Class scholarships

We are trying to make class as inexpensive as possible for everyone, so we are requiring that every class have 2 “scholarship slots” for students in need, as selected by the festival. These two slots will come out of the 15 students, so the number of paid students will max out at 13.

We’ll be taking submissions through June 30th and will make final decisions by August 1st, and will get back to all submitters by then.

And that’s it! If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to drop us a line, and we’ll get back to you right away!

Ready to sign up? Fill out the form here!