Dialects POLL

Last week we asked you what workshops you were interested in taking at this year’s festival.  Thanks to all of you for such a great response.  One of the standout pics was another workshop on dialects.  Last year our dialect workshop was focused on learning dialects in a broad sense.  This year we would like to make that a bit… Read more →


Workshop POLL

Masterclasses with the members of SAND are already in the works, but we’re wondering what other workshops might interest you.  In the past we’ve had musical improv workshops, stage combat, and dialects.  What else would you like to see this year?   Read more →

HIF 2016 Submissions now closed

Submissions for the 2016 Houston Improv Festival are now Closed.  Thanks to all who submitted to this year’s festival! Our selection committee will be frantically reviewing all the submissions for the next two weeks, making a final decision in mid-February.  Notifications to troupes should be sent out soon after that, and a final schedule posted before the end of February.… Read more →

2016 Submissions are open!

We are looking to put together a great lineup this year, and we want YOU!  Our performance venue is changing to the brand new MATCH theater in Midtown Houston.  It’s a state of the art theater complex and is going to be an awesome place to perform.  To celebrate we’ve added three more shows to our normal roster – that… Read more →

TJ & Dave

TJ & Dave come to H-Town

The Houston Improv Festival in collaboration with BETA Theater and the Comedy Collective are ecstatic about bringing this phenomenal improv duo to Houston, TX.   With no discussion, no preplanning, TJ and Dave create rich characters, dialog, and plots in the moment — making it up a play on the spot, leaving audiences spell bound for the hour-long performance. TJ… Read more →

Jessica Brown

Thank you Houston for a great HIF 2015!

This has been such a crazy whirlwind of a weekend. I’m still taking in everything from the Houston Improv Festival. New friendships, new skills, stronger bonds with friends & colleagues, sharing more of ourselves than we ever thought possible… I cried more this weekend than I’ve cried in a long time – and I loved every minute of it. I… Read more →

Festival Pass

Workshops still available

Online sales for the workshops at 11am and 3:30pm have ended, but there is still availability in Tour de Accénts, Exploration in Stage Combat, and Improviser’s Toolkit.  Midtown Art Center will be open half an hour before each workshop and reservations can be made with cash or credit.   Todd Boring Executive Producer Read more →