Secret City Improv Festival launches Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign

East Tennessee's only improv festival is fundraising through crowdfunding campaign
By: Secret City Improv Festival
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - July 27, 2022 - PRLog -- The Secret City Improv Festival is seeking additional fundraising through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.  The Secret City Improv Festival will be featuring 18 professional improv troupes from across America and 5 area high schools at Oak Ridge's Historic Grove Theater.

An innovative program for high-school students to hone their creativity, leadership potential, and problem-solving skills in a fun, funny, dynamic, and supportive manner will debut at the second annual Secret City Improv Festival in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on October 1, 2022. The program, called the Slayden Intensives, will be led by professional improv instructors. High-school students will have one day to prepare and perform their own comedy improv show in front of a live audience at the Festival. The intensives are being offered to the participating schools at no cost. This program is a first of its kind and is unique to the Secret City Improv Festival. The students' performances will be held on October 1st during the 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shows at the Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. Both shows will be suitable for all ages.

"Fundraising has not been as strong as it was last year," said Festival Director Aaron Campbell.  "We are closing in on the end of this festival period, and we are behind on fundraising goals putting the Slayden Intensives at risk." continued Campbell.  "Partnering with Kickstarter to bring attention to our mission is vital to keeping the Slayden Intensives free for the participating schools."

The festival has made it very easy to contribute and is offering perks for all contribution levels from being featured as a contributor on their website to free passes and workshops for contributions at different levels.  The campaign on Kickstarter is all or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, August 30 2022 11:59 PM EDT.  To reach the Kickstarter page visit, Local companies are invited to sponsor the Slayden Intensives or the Secret City Improv Festival visit,

About Secret City Improv Festival: The Secret City Improv Festival is a production of Southern Fried Events. The festival is East Tennessee's only improv festival and aims to bring together a diverse cross-section of improv styles and troupes from all over the country.  The festival will play host to multiple shows and workshops over two days at the Historic Grove Theatre in Oak Ridge, TN. More information can be found at, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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