ImprovBoston Show Proposal Form
Use the form below to submit your show proposal for consideration in the next season. Like nature, we feature 4 seasons a year.

We accept rolling submissions year round. We will notify you the first week of the month following the proposal deadline with our programming decision. Take note of the important programming deadlines below:

--Submit by January 15 for May-August
--Submit by April 15 for August-November
--Submit by July 15 for November-February
--Submit by October 15 for February-May

Your name *
First and Last
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Your Email Address *
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Your Phone Number *
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IB Association *
The Show
The Show Title *
Think marketing-friendly
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Type of Show *
For scripted shows, you should email a draft/finished script, treatment, or writing sample from the show to
One Sentence Description *
Describe your show in one sentence. The marketing team will use this as the starting point for the "one-sentence blurb" for your show.
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Brief Description - PUBLIC COPY *
This is the longer marketing blurb for your show. Don’t just describe it, sell it! This is the copy we will copy/paste onto our website if your show gets picked up. Make it good!
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Has this show ever been produced before? *
If produced outside of IB, use the "other" field to tell us where
If produced previously, where?
Comedy Lab, the Jam, Cage Match, The Riot, Fine Line, etc
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Why should we do this show? *
In a couple of paragraphs, detail why this is a good show for ImprovBoston. Consider the creative merits of the concept, how the show fits into IB's artistic vision, the strengths and experiences of the creative team, the marketability to both our core audience and new audiences, critical appeal (will people write about it, review it), opportunities for diverse performers, theatrical and design possibilities, social impact, etc.
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Is this show already fully cast? *
In an effort to provide stage opportunities to as many members of the ImprovBoston community as possible, newer directors are expected (and all directors are strongly encouraged) to hold open auditions for new projects. IB can provide space for your auditions (given availability). To be considered for a multi-show studio or showcase run, casts must be approved by the Artistic Director.
Cast and Audition Details *
Please list any CONFIRMED cast members here and indicate if you plan on auditioning for additional ensemble. Please avoid carriage returns in your entry, use commas instead. Your proposal must accurately reflect the talent involved in your project. If you list unconfirmed cast members, directors or producers, your proposal will be dismissed and you risk having future proposals receive lesser consideration. We fact check. Please be honest about who you currently have lined up.
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Stage Time *
Select all the shows/slots you'd like to be considered for. The more options you select, the more likely we can find you stage time
Scheduling Conflicts *
Please indicate ANY AND ALL dates that you cannot produce this show given the slots for which you've requested consideration. We will assign your show dates based on this proposal; please give us everything we need to program dates that work for you! Each submission round has a corresponding quarter for scheduling. If you are looking for later dates, please contact Mike D ( after submitting your proposal.
Conflict date(s)
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Rehearsal and Space Needs *
Detail any rehearsal or space needs you may have. Space is limited, but can be offered on an "as available" basis, with priority given to Weekly Casts, Showcase Shows, Festivals and Special Productions.
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Marketing Details *
Any specific plans for how you and ImprovBoston might market or sell this show to ensure packed houses for each performance.
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Audience Demographic *
Who is your intended audience? Think about your show's hook and any existing niches. Ex: suburban moms, table top gamers, music theater geeks, etc
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Production Team
Please outline your team below. Please secure their involvement BEFORE you submit your proposal. The key to mounting a successful show is assembling a committed Production Team, and as such, proposals will be judged based both on the show itself and the capabilities of the production team.

As with the cast, your proposal must accurately reflect the talent involved in your project. If you list unconfirmed production team members, your proposal will be dismissed and you risk having future proposals receive lesser consideration. We regularly confirm involvement with submitted directors and producers.

Director *
(Mandatory) The Director is responsible for setting and achieving the "vision" of the show, including selecting a cast, running rehearsals, and ensuring the artistic quality of the production. The Director may not serve as the Producer for the show.
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Producer *
(Mandatory) The Producer is ultimately responsible for making sure the show is successful. Their role includes everything from scheduling rehearsals, organizing set design and construction, communicating with the IB Marketing and Management team, etc. This is the most demanding, and often most thankless, role in the production process. The Producer may not serve as the Director for the show.
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Head Writer
(Mandatory for Scripted Shows) The Head Writer is responsible for ensuring a complete, producible script is ready for the start of the rehearsal process. The Head Writer is responsible for incorporating AD feedback into official scripts for the show.
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Production Design
Detail any specific technical needs for the show here: special lighting and sound, special effects, video or image projection, etc.
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