A repository of knowledge and information on Indie Cagematch NYC. Every Saturday, 7:00PM UCBeast.
Avenue A and 3rd Street.
Each week three of New York City's top indie improv teams duke it out to see how can have the best fully improvised show. Its fully improvised menage-a-mayhem.
What sets this competitive improv arena apart is that the winner is determined by both audience vote and three improv judges with improve expertise. To win here you must impress the hoi polloi and the connoisseurs.
RULES OF INDIE CAGE MATCH
-Each team gets 15 minutes to perform. Once all three teams have gone, there will be 10 minutes of fun and whimsical comments from the panel.
-This is an opportunity for indie teams (in contrast to theatre house teams). We define "indie team" as a team containing no more than 50% house team members.
-All team members must have taken at least Level 2 at UCB (or equivalent. Left to discretion of show organizers.)
-Your starting cast list must remain the same. You cannot add members that are not in your original cast list if you win and continue to compete. If you have cast missing for one they can join for other shows.
-Winner comes back to compete the following week. Losing teams can submit again for a future spot.
-Once a team has won three times in a row they get a future spot at CAGE MATCH NYC at UCB Chelsea; additionally, after three wins a team is retired from Indie Cage Match for that season.
-The winner is determined from both audience voting and voting from a panel of three judges. Each of judge gets one vote and the audience pick (as determined by a popular ballot vote at end of show) gets two votes.
HOW TO SUBMIT
To submit your team please send an email with full cast names and highest improv training level of each team member, as well as your coach and your form to indiecagematchucbeast AT gmail.com