"Living the dream."
It's from the Flintstones. A pterodactyl, I think. With a job sucking for a primitive vacuum or something.
It's sarcastic. It's something my mom used to say on bad days at work. Accompanied by a shrug.
It's something I say when things are difficult. When attendance dips or payroll is a challenge or my heart just isn't in it because: life.
This year's Detroit Improv Festival, though, has been special. Old friends and new ones. Some of the most talented, caring, joyous performers taking time out of their lives to entertain our hometown. Celebrities and rookies sharing stories and drinks and stages.
An army of volunteers donating sweat and time and tears to make everyone feel important, because they are.
Thank you to everyone who made this incredible week possible.
It's been a privilege. It has been the truest definition of Living the Dream.
See you next August.
-Pj and the DIF team.
Special Group Rates Available
Discounted rates are available for a block of tickets (minimum of 10 to the same show). This option is perfect for companies and organizations that would like to purchase tickets for employees and members. For more info on this special offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or AndiMaz@me.com.
The Improv Project Hosts
A benefit for The Detroit Creativity Project.
It's a night of laughter for a good cause! Be there when Detroit students from The Improv Project join forces with Los Angeles-based improv troupe The 313. Featuring special guests JoAnne Purtan, WXYZ and SNL alum Tim Meadows. Get tickets here.
The 313 cast is an all-star line up of Second City Detroit alums including Nyima Funk (Whose Line is it Anyway, Soul Man), Nancy Hayden (Second City Hollywood), Jaime Moyer (2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls), and Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 22 Jump Street). Additional cast members will be confirmed later this month.
Proceeds from this event go to support The Improv Project, an improv training course offered free to middle and high school students in Detroit. The Improv Project is a joint project of The Detroit Creativity Project (DCP) and Y Arts Detroit. Visit us at www.dcpimprov.org to learn more about our programs.
Tim Meadows at DIF
He's one of SNL's longest running cast members, and he's coming to the Detroit Improv Festival - he's TIM MEADOWS!! Horatio Sanz & Tim Meadows will be at #DIF5 - will you? Tickets and Individual Sponsorships available now.
Workshop Signups now Open
Good news, everyone! Head to the Schedule & Tickets page to check out and reserve your seat in one of the 2015 DIF Workshops. All workshops are $40. You're sure to find something to excite your passion and challenge your mind.
Be an Individual Sponsor
Sponsorship packages are available for every budget, from $50 to $250, and grant exclusive access, rewards, and best of all the heart-warming feeling of supporting the improv and theatre community of Southeast Michigan. Find out more and donate here.
Festival Schedule is Live
Start making your plans, the festival schedule has been published on the Schedule page. Remember to check out the festival Afterparty happening each night! Check the schedule for Afterparty location.
Do you own or are you part of a business that could benefit from an enormous amount of positive exposure? DIF corporate sponsorships are available for all budgets. Go here to get your share of the most productive 2015 marketing event in Southeast Michigan.
SUBMISSIONS Now Open
The Detroit Improv Festival is now accepting submissions for troupes that would like the chance to perform in the festival. To submit, head to the National Improv Network. Good luck!
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DIF Individual Sponsorship Packages - great rewards at the $50, $100, $250, and $500 levels. In many cases your sponsorship package will get you better Festival gifts than spending your cash directly on shows and workshops. Check them out!