Vintage Improv Festival 2021 General Registration Information
Welcome to the VIF 2021 General Registration Form

Everyone participating in VIF 2021 must fill out this form. You must complete this form in one sitting so give yourself a period of at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time.

Regardless of whether you come to us as a Vintage troupe who played together before the Pandemic, your Teams are virtual or you are by yourself bravely entering this wild-wild west of virtual improv festival as a lone traveler, welcome!

Truth be told, most of our performers arrive solo. So if you are not part of a team, you are part of the majority! And you are now part of our 2021 team!

Every person who performs at the festival completes this form so we know you are interested in performing. Unlike our on-site festival where space is limited and invitations are offered on a competitive basis, at the virtual festival we have room for everyone! This means all levels from beginner through advanced performance level improvisers get placed on level appropriately curated teams that work together intensively over the festival to prepare a performance under the direction of our hand-picked Festival Faculty.

Your Individual registration helps the VIF Staff determine which troupe performance level is appropriate for you so we can make sure you have the most fun possible! The Festival spans 5 days and nights this year. That means if you are a virtual improv die hard, you will have time during the Festival to participate in up to 5 curated teams. This year because this is a virtual festival, you just need to take a minimum of 1 to be considered a participant in the Festival. As a participant, you are welcome to submit to perform in other capacities than curated teams. So your IRL troupe, your virtual troupes, your reunion troupes from last years Fest etc. are all welcome to submit for free this year.

This is an important thing that distinguishes VIF 2021 from other Festivals whether they be IRL or Virtual: the curated team. The curated team is the basic building block of the Festival. A curated team is formed of festival participants creating an ensemble during the Festival by learning, practicing and then performing together. Sometimes people wonder why we place such huge emphasis on being involved in one. Well, it assures we meet our nonprofit’s mission which is to foster community through learning, playing and performing together at the Festival and beyond!

We appreciate your understanding, enthusiasm and support. VIF is waiving the $25 registration fee for this year. Please register early for the lowest rates. Each month the price per hour will increase slightly.

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Email *
VIF 2021 Dates
REGISTRATION FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIF2021
Everyone planning on taking classes, or performing in any capacity must register. All members of preexisting teams working together at times outside the Festival must register here as individuals.

If you are on an ongoing VIF affiliated troupe or your VIF class wish to perform at VIF 2021, each member performing with you must also register here to participate on a curated team. As an example, if you have a 10 person group that performs together independently, and only 7 members register to participate on a curated team, only those 7 members would be allowed to perform with your troupe at the Festival.
MUST I BE A VIF MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL?
Anyone can participate in VIF2021. It just costs a whole lot less and there are a whole lot more benefits if you do join.

You do not have to join VIF this year to participate, but we highly advise it because the nonmember rate per intensive will be more than the VIF2021 membership. If you are not a member and wish to take advantage of all member benefits during, before and after the Festival, please sign up. You pay $25 for the Calendar year and there are tons of benefits and cost savings. Pick the month that includes today's date as your one-time sign up interval for the rest of 2021.

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VIF IS 100% VIRTUAL IN 2021
ALL PARTICIPANTS AND PERFORMERS IN VIF 2021 MUST TAKE PART IN AT LEAST ONE CURATED INTENSIVE ENSEMBLE AND PERFORMANCE
The curated experience is typically an intensive of at least 6 hours working with other members of our VIF community in an ensemble created specifically during the Festival. That means if you are registering as part of a pre-existing troupe, you will perform at least twice during the Festival-once with your regular troupe and once with your curated ensemble.

This is sometimes confusing to people so we want to be very clear right away. We encourage you to contact us with any questions. Regardless of how old (or young) the members of your troupe may be, we will- in fact by our non-profit's mission we must- include everyone in a curated experience. We work very hard to make sure this can happen. So please if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at vintageimrovfestival2020@gmail.com (PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THIS LINK DIRECTLY FROM THE FORM. COPY AND PASTE OR OPEN IN A SEPARATE WINDOW.)
Please answer every question.
You can write in N/A if it doesn't apply. In order to get key information, we have required answers to most questions and your way around one that simply doesn't apply to you is to write none or N/A
Last Name *
First Name *
Nickname
Preferred method of contact *
Please give your phone number and/or your What's App number so we can contact you urgently/emergently during the festival *
Mailing Address including codes, apartments etc *
Country *
Choose which describe you *
Required
Are you registering for the Festival for the first time *
Are you registering as an unaccompanied participant (without a troupeour most frequent category, so you are not really alone if you say yes). *
What is your first language *
Age *
Time Zone *
Years of Improv Experience *
Self Evaluation: Choose what best reflects your improv developmental stage *
Which statement best describes you to help us assess the appropriate intensive level *
HOW THE FESTIVAL MAKES CURATED TROUPE ASSIGNMENTS
The Festival determines your level of experience to place you on curated teams that work together in intensives. We work hard to assure the intensive(s)/ensembles that you are assigned to are appropriate and fun. The more accurate information you provide here, the more accurate our placements will be.

We send out more information about your festival intensive assignments once we have the entire schedule figured out. The day and time of your assignments determine the timing of your curated team’s performance. Unless you opt for the Premium-Choice, we happily and completely curate your experience based on the information we can gather in advance.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR CLASS LEVELS
DOCUMENTATION FOR LEVELED ASSIGNMENTS

BEGINNER THROUGH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
If you have self identified as a beginner through intermediate level we require nothing else. We will automatically place you in your requested level


ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE
If you are new to VIF and if you wish to try out for performing at the advanced intermediate level we require proof of completion of a comedy school program, a performance link with you identified doing something that clearly represents your work. It may be a showcase. Admission to Advanced Performance Level requires an invitation to submit. If you would like to be considered for admission to the VIF Academy for Advanced Performance, please submit all documentation and send a request to be considered to vintageimprovfestival2020@gmail.com (PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THIS LINK DIRECTLY FROM THE FORM. COPY AND PASTE OR OPEN IN A SEPARATE WINDOW.)

If you are a VIF veteran, reach out to us to confirm this is the correct placement for you. Without this step you will automatically be assigned to Intermediate level. This level would formerly have been categorized as advanced.


ADVANCED PERFORMANCE LEVEL now known as THE VIF ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED PERFORMANCE is by Invitation only after an application process.
PREMIUM-CHOICE SUPPLEMENT
If you are the kind of person who desires some direct control over your intensive options, or like to know your schedule as soon as possible, this new program is our attempt to balance cost versus certainty. For most people, our usual assignment process is works perfectly so you do not need to feel obligated to purchase these supplements. More on this option at this end of the registration.
EACH TROUPE MEMBER OF ANY TEAM SUBMITTING TO PERFORM AS AN ENSEMBLE AT THE VIF 2021 IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN ORDER TO MEET THE CRITERIA TO PERFORM WITH THEIR PRE-EXISTING TROUPE AT THE FESTIVAL
Forgive us if this seems repetitive. We always get this question multiple times, so here goes again: Regardless of age, any member of your troupe who will perform at VIF 2021 must register for at least 1 intensive and perform in that intensive's show with the curated ensemble. This is in addition to your troupe' performance. We work to provide as many alternatives to meet this requirement of our non-profit. These are designed to foster connections in the VIF community and further the mission of VIF. VIF welcomes participants, regardless of age, who respect, value and wish to work productively with older improvisers.

Only those team members who are registered here and fully participate in at least one curated team/performance at the festival will be permitted to perform with your troupe during the festival. So this means, individual participation first, is a gateway to troupe performance at the Festival. No exceptions. But we work extremely hard to accommodate this requirement. If your troupe wishes to perform at VIF2021, we are committed to facilitating participation. In some cases we may arrange an intergenerational experience for younger troupe members.
SECTION 2: HELP US PLAN FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Please bear with us if it seems redundant. Each question helps us access information for specific purposes
Days I can be at the Festival *
The number of intensives I plan to take is: *
My time of day availability during the festival dates Wednesday September 8- Sunday September 12 *
Yes
No
Possible
All times all days
Wednesday Afternoon
Wednesday Evening
Thursday AM
Thursday PM
Thursday Evening
Friday AM
Friday PM
Friday Evening
Saturday AM
Saturday PM
Saturday Evening
Sunday AM
Sunday PM
Sunday Evening
Daytime hours I can participate *
Wed 9/8
Thur 9/9
Fri 9/10
Sat 9/11
Sun 9/12
Not Available
9:00 AM ET
10:00 AM ET
11:00 AM ET
12:00 PM ET
1:00 PM ET
2:00 PM ET
3:00 PM ET
4:00 PM ET
5:00PM ET
Evening hours I can participate *
Wed 9/8
Thurs 9/ 9
Fri 9/ 10
Sat 9/ 11
Sun 9/ 12
Not Available
6:00 PM ET
7:00 PM ET
8:00 PM ET
9:00 PM ET
10:00 PM ET
11:00 PM ET
12:00 PM ET
1:00 AM ET
HANG IN THERE...MORE AVAILABILITY
The 2021 VIF begins on Wednesday Sept 8 and runs through Sunday evening September 12. The bulk of the shows and intensive series occur over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, however we are adding more options for our community by adding Wednesday and Thursday. We would appreciate it if you would mark all of your availability and we will block out the schedule, ideally in the next 4 weeks so you know your specific time commitments and can free up the rest of your calendar during that timeframe.
LENGTH OF INTENSIVE Our usual intensives are 6 hours plus a show and feedback, which will be a 7 or 8 hour block of your time per each intensive. It may be possible to arrange 8 or ten hour intensives that run in varied schedules across the festival. Hours refer to teaching time, not performance and feedback. Please indicate all your preferences regarding length of your intensive *
5 Hours
6 hours
8 hours
10 hours
Yes
INTENSIVE SHOW TIME AVAILABILITIES We recommend you are as open to times as possible as it may reduce your possible options to restrict times. *
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Not Available
12-2 PM ET
8:30-9:30 PM ET
9:30-10:30 PM ET
10:30-11:30 PM ET
WEEKEND THREE HOUR WORKSHOP AVAILABILITY These are the anticipated times although it is possible we may need to shift the workshops to one hour later once the final schedule is laid out. *
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Not Available
9-12 Noon ET
2-5 PM ET
A shift to one hour later in the morning slot could work for me if you need it
A shift to one hour later in the afternoon slot could work for me if you need it
FACULTY JAM aculty Jam and other special events that that are planned will happen between 12-2 PM ET several days of the festival. Please choose your available days to be able to attend *
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Not Available
12 -1 PM ET
1-2 PM ET
We have before and after hours party/social time each day. Please indicate your availability *
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Not Available
11 PM -12 MN ET
12 -1 AM ET
Times you can be available for other Festival activities and social events *
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Not Available
7 am ET
8 am ET
9 am ET
10 am ET
Times you can be available for other Festival activities and social events *
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Not Available
6 pm ET
7 PM ET
8 PM ET
9 PM ET
10 PM ET
11 PM ET
SECTION 3 : INTERESTS: TOPICS,FACULTY AND FORMAT
Groupings are in random order. You may have multiple rankings of the same number for any given question. That is fine! Each name or form requires a response. Teachers listed may not be the final faculty but we use their styles to fit you with compatible offerings.
TOPICS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. Rank the topics you are interested in. Please rank each option. You may use a number as many times as you wish. 1 is your highest ranking. 3 is acceptable. 5 is avoid at all costs. Please make sure you understand the ranking system or you might get the opposite of what you really want.
Long Form
Short Form
Physical
Non-comedic
All-form
1(ABSOLUTELY)
2
3
4
5 (AVOID)
TOPICS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. Rank the topics you are interested in. Please rank each option. You may use a number as many times as you wish. 1 is your highest ranking. 3 is acceptable. 5 is avoid at all costs. Please make sure you understand the ranking system or you might get the opposite of what you really want.
Slow Burn
Game Based
Genre
Dramatic
Narrative
1( ABSOLUTELY)
2
3
4
5 (AVOID)
TOPICS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. Rank the topics you are interested in. Please rank each option. You may use a number as many times as you wish. 1 is your highest ranking. 3 is acceptable. 5 is avoid at all costs. Please make sure you understand the ranking system or you might get the opposite of what you really want.
Character based
Harold
FreeForm
BAT or Radio Theater
Magical Realism
1( ABSOLUTELY)