The first Secret City Improv Festival in Oak Ridge is scheduled for September.
The festival had originally been scheduled for October 2020, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a press release said.
The rescheduled festival will now be Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25, this year at the Grove Theater.
The festival is a spin-off festival from the “perennially fun and spontaneous Gatlinburg Improv Festival,” the press release said.
“Our goal for the Secret City Improv Festival is to provide an environment to foster networking opportunities and collaboration for improv teams from all around,” the press release said. “Our mission is to showcase a diversity of teams and styles on the stage and to foster growth through workshops.”
Oak Ridge has a rich history with the arts. From a long-standing tradition of theater with the Oak Ridge Playhouse to a renowned ballet company and a regular standup comedy showcase, Oak Ridge is a city that can appreciate the art of improvisation, the press release said.
Here is what you can expect to see at the Secret City Improv Festival, according to the press release:
- Five shows with 15 teams during the festival. Two of the shows will be on Friday, September 24, and three shows will be on Saturday, September 25.
- Affordable ticketing, including discounts for students.
- Five workshops open for all experience levels.
The Secret City Improv Festival will be at the Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. Ticket pricing will be announced at a later date, the press release said.
For more information and updates about the Secret City Improv Festival, you can check the website at www.secretcityimprovfestival.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Secret City Improv Festival: The Secret City Improv Festival is a production of Southern Fried Media. The festival is a sister festival to the Gatlinburg Improv Festival, and it aims to bring together a diverse cross-section of improv styles and troupes from all over the country. The festival will host five shows and five workshops over two days at the Historic Grove Theater located in scenic Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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