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 Ocean State Black & Funny Improv Festival 

The Ocean State Black & Funny Improv Festival is back

October 3 - 6!

The Ocean State Black & Funny Improv Festival is back for its third year, featuring amazing Black improvisers and troupes from across the country! The festival features nightly headliner performances, guest troupes, mixer shows, and workshops!

Our goal is to create an improv world where all are welcome to celebrate ourselves, learn from our differences, and build each other up while sharing in a space that is respectful and generous to all.


Have a troupe and want to submit? Fill out the form below!
Want to attend as an individual and become part of the festival ensemble? Click this link for the ensemble submission form!

Troupe Submissions
Submissions are due by August 31 at the latest, but will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Dates available to perform

Video Submission


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Upload up to 3 troupe photos. If you are chosen for the festival, these photos may be used for promotional purposes.

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Thank you for submitting! We'll be in touch soon.

Festival Passes and Tickets

Want to see shows at the festival? We've got your options covered!

  • All-Access Festival Pass: $120 You get tickets to every performance and an Ocean State Black and Funny Improv Festival t-shirt! If you sign up for 3 or more workshops, you get an All-Access Festival Pass for free!

  • Day Pass: $30 You can get a Day Pass to see both of the shows on a specific day of the festival. 

  • Individual Show Tickets: You can of course get tickets to each show individually if you want! Choose your own price based on our new pricing system for all of our performances. We want everyone to be able to enjoy these incredible performances!
    • ​Standard ticket price for OSBAFIF shows is $20.
    • $30 tickets are available to help support the Jack Albanese Scholarship Fund.

    • $40 tickets are available for anyone who can afford a little extra to support this and future festivals.

    • $10 tickets are available for anyone 25 & under and anyone who needs them.

  • Performers get special deals on all passes!

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