Apply to The Heat – An International Improv Comedy Showcase

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It's BACK!

Join us for our 2nd year of The Heat - An International Improv Comedy Showcase hosted by The Improv Centre on Granville Island in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This 5-day festival will celebrate a myriad of talent from across the globe and YOU could be part of it! Two international teams will perform short form improv in the first half of each show, showcasing their unique team dynamics, followed by an all-play second half or a 35 minute International team showcase! Teams will continue to mix and mingle throughout the week until we create a closing night LOL-apalooza! Participate in workshops, activities and jams, meet fellow performers and improv-enthusiasts from around the world and revel in the joy of yes, and! We want to see what you've got! So...will YOU bring THE HEAT?

For successful applicants, The Improv Centre will cover up to 5 nights of hotel accommodations/per diems and 75% of flight/travel cost for three performers. Teams must be available for a minimum of 3 nights of performances and perform primarily in English.

We encourage international troupes to apply. Successful applicants who need to travel to Vancouver will be provided with a travel subsidy depending on distance/length of stay.

Please complete and submit the information below to apply. Applications will not be considered unless the troupe's application fee has been paid.

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Your troupe’s members must obtain all visas and official documents to travel to Vancouver, Canada. By clicking this box, you acknowledge that it will be your responsibility to obtain all documents and permissions to legally travel to Canada if accepted to The Heat.
By checking this box, you acknowledge that participants in The Heat are required to be present in Vancouver for at least 3 nights during the festival (Jan 28 - Feb 1); available for at least 1 show per night, and to teach 1 workshop during their stay.

All applicants must pay a $25 (CAD) fee to be considered for The Heat. Please click below to proceed to payment.