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All proceeds from the fest, including Sponsorships benefit Unscripted,

a 501(c)(3)  nonprofit organization, and are tax-deductible.


Unscripted heals, empowers, and connects our community through improv.


We teach and perform improv for people who have been historically excluded from improv, specifically BIPOC communities and People of the Global Majority, older adults, disabled communities, youth, and under resourced communities.

  • We teach improv classes and research the impact of improv practice on learning and teaching in education.

  • We teach improv classes which leverage the joyful and supportive nature of improv for wellness and therapeutic applications.

  • We say yes to bringing classes and performances into spaces which could be positively impacted by improv.

In the past year...


people reached with improv instruction and performances


had never improvised before


participated in our programs for free

In the past year...


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investment to local artists to teach and/or perform improv, over 50% of Unscripted’s budget.


Welcome to the Third Coast Improv Festival! Thank you for being a part of our favorite event each year! TCIF is special, because proceeds from the festival are donated to Unscripted, and go a long way to helping us bring more improv into the community. We are so thankful for each and every one of you!


We have had amazing success in this past year - teaching improv to thousands of people in our programs like Improv for Anxiety as well as our ongoing community partnerships with organizations who serve people with disabilities, older adults, youth, and more. We’re bringing the empowering and healing art of improv into recovery centers, the TN Women’s Prison, and partnering with senior centers to teach older adults how to lead their own improv jams. We taught positive communication to US Army soldiers and how to use improv to engage in community advocacy to US State Librarians. 


After several years of partnering with North Nashville organization J.U.M.P. - we’ve helped to start and support Improv Club, an emerging group of BIPOC improvisers in Nashville who host free weekly drop-in improv jams for the community. Improv Club is a rising star, and we’re so excited for what is to come.


A few numbers from the last year:

  • 96% of people in our classes have never improvised before

  • Over 73% of participants in our programs last year received improv instruction for free

  • We value improvisers, and over half of our budget went to paying our teaching artists


Your participation and support in the Third Coast Improv Festival is a huge part in helping more people have access to improv and furthers our mission to heal, empower, and connect the community through improv. We believe improv is for everyone - and that it can transform lives. 


If you want to get more involved - please reach out! We offer online classes (and travel!) so everyone everywhere can be a part of the Unscripted community. 


Emma Supica

Executive Director, Unscripted

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