This is a Frequently Asked Questions section which we will update regularly to serve you. If you have a particular question, please Contact us.
When does the festival start and end, exactly?
OIF2019 takes place from Tuesday, October 29th to Sunday, November 3rd. The first workshop is planned to be from Tuesday 10 am. The last workshop ends Sunday 5 pm and the last shows ends on Sunday evening.
Note: We invite you to a free “Welcome evening with David Razowsky” at 6pm on Monday 29th October.
What is the general schedule like?
We have workshops during the day, from morning until afternoon (around 10am-5pm). Workshops will be a mix of 3-hour, 1-day and 2-day workshops, so you can set your own pace. In the evening (around 6-11pm), we have amateur and professional shows in 3 show blocks. After the show we may have extra teacher's chat session, officially or with some beers.
What is the general timeline for performer applicants and workshop sales between now and the festival?
We have a timeline that we are working towards, and we update this periodically.
I am an improv teacher. Can I apply to teach at OIF?
Thank you for the interest! However, we do not have open calls for teachers.
What is the workshop schedule like?
Schedule is now out! See http://osloimprofestival.com/workshops
The backbone of our festival will be five 2-day intensives (2 x 6 hours) from five teachers, one overlapping another (Tue-Wed, Wed-Thu, Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun). At the day of the final day of the workshop, we will have student showcases in the evening show.
There will also be two 1-day intensive (1 x 6 hours) from two teachers, each with a student showcase in the evening show.
In addition, we will have multiple 3-hour workshops & 6-hour workshops by each teacher, in both morning and afternoon (without showcase).
What are the workshop prices?
3hr workshops (half-day) = 500 NOK
6hr workshops (full day) = 1000 NOK
12hr workshops (2 full days) = 2000 NOK
Note: full day workshops are 10am-5pm (7 hours in total, but effectively 6 hours of classes with an hour for lunch: 1pm -2pm).
When do workshop applications open?
We will open registrations at Saturday 17th August 2019 at 6pm (Oslo Time).
Will you have a Festival Pass?
YES! Stay tuned to our FESTIVAL PASS offering.
Can my team perform? What is your selection process?
YES! As the most inclusive improv community in Norway, we will accept as many performers as our schedule allows, and not limit to professional teams. For an idea of last year’s performers, see OIF 2018.
Can I apply as an individual performer to join an international mixer team?
Currently we consider that our 7 workshops with showcase performance linked will function as coached international mixer teams. These are accessible by purchasing a spot on the workshop.
We also plan to facilitate open stage jams during the festival which will give everyone the opportunity to perform. Everyone should get a chance to play!
You can still indicate your interest to perform in an uncoached mixer show - we will evaluate this possibility if demand is high for people who missed out on a festival performance opportunity.
How long is a performance slot?
Each performance slot is expected to be around 20 minutes, with select performances of 40 minutes. We will work around the number of applicants and available stage time.
Can I perform MORE? Is there a jam?
YES! We may organize another open stage like last year’s Oslo Impro Festival 18-hour marathon, where there will be multiple openings to be on stage. Sometimes, our teachers will jump in and play with you!
When do performer applications open?
Sign-up is now open: https://forms.gle/xZCddANG4r33yitv9
Deadline is 21st August.
Where are the events / where should I stay?
All activities (workshops, shows, social events) will be done in our building Chateau Neuf. Slemdalveien 15, 0369 Oslo, Norway. You can stay nearby in the area of Majorstuen, but it is easy to get around in Oslo. Participants find their own accommodation, ask the Hospitality Team for recommendations! We have explored some accommodation packages for festival visitors, see VISIT.