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Workshop Facilitator Application
Thank you for your interest and support!
The 2019 Orlando Sketch Comedy Festival, aka CFL Sketch, will take place on Saturday, September 21st at the ME Theater in Orlando, Florida. The ME Theater (aka Marshall Ellis Theater) is located at 1300 La Quinta Dr #3, Orlando, FL 32809.
Check out their beautiful venue at https://www.marshallellisperformingarts.com/metheatre/
Accepted Workshop Facilitators will receive a swag bag including
a festival T-Shirt and more. They will also receive a facilitator pass that will include admission to all performances on a guaranteed basis (facilitator only). It also includes optional nearby hotel discounts and last but not least, monetary compensation for the workshop equal to fifty percent of revenue from their workshop.
Workshop slots will start at 9am, with up to ninety minutes to present. Each workshop attendee will be charged $30 per individual workshop, or attendees can buy a festival workshop pass for a discount that includes admission to all four workshops. Class size will be kept to a max of 25 students per workshop in order to keep class size manageable for the space. Once a workshop is sold out, we will continue to sell observer access at the rate of $15 per person, but they will not be allowed to actively participate in the workshop.
Preference for facilitators will be given to those who are also presenting at the festival, so if you have not applied to perform at the festival, you will be provided that opportunity as a part of the application process.
We are also working on a special opportunity for out of town performers and workshop facilitators to visit an area theme park (Rhymes with Malt Wisney Dirld) on Sunday, September 22nd. Details to be finalized after out of town groups are accepted to the festival (Not applicable to any groups in Central Florida)
Important Dates and Information
This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 21st
Paid workshops will start at 9am, with subsequent start times of 10:30am, 12pm, and 1:30pm.
The last day to apply to be a workshop facilitator will be Monday, June 17th
We will send out acceptance emails by June 21st
There is no application fee to apply to facilitate a workshop, but if you choose to also apply for a performance slot, there is a $35 performance application fee that must be paid prior to final confirmation of application.
Please keep in mind that this festival, the first of it's kind in Florida, is dedicated to the art of Sketch Comedy. This festival is NOT an Improv Festival. There's plenty of those around the country, and they are great.
But at CFL Sketch, we strive to bring the finest in written comedic sketch material to the Central Florida stage, and request that those groups and individuals that perform both sketch and improvisation feature only their sketch comedy material during this festival. Workshop Facilitators should create their workshop experience based on this information.
Step 1: Fill out the Application Below...
Step 2: Applying to also perform at the festival? Click the links below to apply as a performer and then click the link below to pay your submission fee...
Your performance application will not be confirmed until your fee is recieved
(If you are from outside the United States, we will reach out to you directly to set up payment of the fee)
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