Secret City Improv Festival Line-Up for 2021


For Immediate Release

Secret City Improv Festival Line-Up for 2021

Festival is September 24 and 25, 2021 at Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, TN


The inaugural Secret City Improv Festival will be held September 24 and 25, 2021 in the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, TN. The teams chosen during the priority consideration period come from eight different states. 

The first sixteen teams selected for the 2021 Secret City Improv Festival are: ORHS Masquers Improv (Oak Ridge, TN), Einstein Simplified (Knoxville, TN), Full Disclosure Comedy (Knoxville, TN), Playback Reloaded (Knoxville, TN), Blue Plate Special (Greeneville, TN), Tusculum Improv (Greeneville, TN), Danger Junior (Nashville, TN), Action Show (Atlanta, GA), Josh & Ian (Atlanta, GA), Tomorrowquest Theater (Columbia, SC), Babe (Richmond,VA), Four First Names (Orlando, FL), Impromptu Improv (Sarasota, FL), Hello Dali (Charleston, IL), Two Busses (Omaha, NE) and Magical Lying Hour (Houston, TX). 

The priority consideration period ended on July 16, 2021.  The final submission period will conclude on August 13, 2021.

The teams selected represent a diverse lineup of styles, team size, and show format.   Each team will perform on the main stage. A secondary stage will host the first Rocky Top Improv Tournament, special festival-only teams, and second performances by the festival participants.  

There will be five improv workshops at the festival taught by veteran improv teachers including Paul Simmons (Einstein Simplified, Knoxville), Josh Warren (Action Show, Atlanta, GA), Ian Covell (Josh and Ian, Atlanta, GA), and Chris Barry (Four First Names, Orlando, FL).  The fifth workshop will be announced in the near future.

What you can expect to see at the Secret City Improv Festival.

  • 2 Stages of shows going on each night with shows on September 24 at 8 PM and 10 PM, and September 25 at 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM.
  • Affordable ticketing options that include Friday or Saturday only shows and weekend passes. Tickets go on sale August 23.  
  • 5 Workshops open for all experience levels

The Secret City Improv Festival will be held at the Grove Theater located at 123 Randolph Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Ticket pricing for day and weekend passes will be announced when tickets go on Sale, August 23.  For more information and updates about the Secret City Improv Festival, visit www.secretcityimprovfestival.com and follow SCIF on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Secret City Improv Festival is seeking additional sponsorship from local businesses and organizations. The Festival is also accepting donations to help cover operating costs. Sponsorship and donation links are online at www.secretcityimprovfestival.com.   

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 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, TN.