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Impro Theatre's "Pledge Drive UnScripted 2019"
$24,935 raised
83% of $30k goal
200 contributors
171 Days running

Welcome to Pledge Drive Unscripted!  We appreciate your support.  Play the video above to see our theme for this year!  Check out the perks we are offering by clicking the CONTRIBUTE button if you are on your phone, or just scroll down.  

You can also click here to see the items in the  Silent Auction.

Now in its 4th year,  "PLEDGE DRIVE UNSCRIPTED" ("PDU")  benefits Impro Theatre's programming and operations, including  Impro Theatre School  and  Impro Studio.  Past proceeds from "PDU" have been used to accomplish things like renovating the Impro Studio with top-quality, modern theatrical equipment; enriching our community through our  Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship; and supporting our staff that maintains the ongoing expansion of our School, Studio operations and Main Company productions.

This year we hope to do this:

  • Double our Ellen Idelson diversity scholarships
  • Significantly expand our reach with new equipment to stream our shows online - Watch Impro at home!
  • Update our website
  • Bolster our staff with plans to grow our School, increase diversity, and expand performing capabilities.
  • Continue to entertain, inspire, and engage, while providing a joy-filled artistic home for our community.

Thank you for helping Impro Theatre, but mostly, thank you for supporting joy!

Impro Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information about "Pledge Drive UnScripted,"  click here.

 

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

"Impro Theatre has evolved into a powerhouse improvisational company in full-length shows that are off-the-cuff and consistently hilarious. An indigenous Los Angeles treasure, the company should be seen — and re-seen!"  - LOS ANGELES TIMES  

Impro Theatre is the  Main Company, the  Impro Theatre School and the  Impro Studio. We are a theatre company, a school and a community.

 



MAIN COMPANY  

Impro Theatre’s  Main Company  has garnered national attention with our signature brand of completely improvised, full-length plays performed in the styles of the world’s greatest writers. Founded in 1988, as LA Theatresports, Impro Theatre has evolved into Los Angeles’ premiere unscripted theatre company. Beginning in 2003, the Main Company has performed sold-out shows all over Southern California and most recently internationally at the Dubai Fringe Festival and at Det Andre Teatret in Oslo, Norway. We have received multiple Ovation Recommended honors and Critics’ Picks in the  Los Angeles Times,  Back Stage  and the  L.A. Weekly.

Our  Main Company  shows include  Jane Austen UnScripted,  Shakespeare UnScripted,  Twilight Zone UnScripted,  Sondheim UnScripted,  Fairytales UnScripted,  Chekhov UnScripted, and several more.  Every performance starts with audience suggestions, and each show is completely different. Each performance is seen only by the audience in the theatre on that night, making every Impro show a truly unique theatrical experience. 

 

IMPRO THEATRE SCHOOL  

Impro's Theatre’s Main Company has worked to share our unique approach to unscripted theatre and extend our legacy through the  Impro Theatre School. Our curriculum teaches actors to be better improvisers, and it trains improvisers to be better actors. We teach writers how to think about narrative in new and dynamic ways, and we encourage everyone to continue expanding their skills while focusing on the importance of ensemble-based work. Our classes provide a comfortable, safe place for people of every age, experience level, background, and profession to discover the joys of improv. Everyone is welcomed at Impro Theatre School because we believe that everyone has a story to tell and that your story starts here.
  
IMPRO STUDIO  
The  Impro Studio  is the home of narrative and genre improv. An integral part of the Impro Theatre School, the Studio produces and presents year-round performances that foster the growth of narrative improvisation and unscripted theatre in an intimate black box setting. Our programming includes the Main Company repertory, our “Impro Studio Presents” series (featuring shows like  The Improvised Generation,  Stranger Suggestions,  Fantastic Tales  and  Oregon Trail Uncharted) and residencies with improv groups Ripley and The Bearded Company. We also present productions with our students that reflect the genres studied at the School (Improvised Rom Com,  Quirky English Comedy,  Improvised Chekhov,  Buddy Cop, and many others) and shows that are inspired and produced by members of our community (Stuck,  Bobby I’m Lost,  My Fantasy Apology,  In the Car with Nick & Sara, and many more). With a full slate of shows, the Studio is an active hub that attracts new audiences, strengthens relationships with dedicated supporters, and serves as the headquarters of a devoted, burgeoning community.

WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT IMPRO THEATRE (VIDEO):

"PLEDGE DRIVE UNSCRIPTED" ("PDU")For more information, please visit us at  Improtheatre.com.

Here is a testimonial from one of Impro Theatre (LA Theatresports) alumni's, Hari Nair, who's team project the "Dragonfly" was just chosen by NASA for it's next mission, to search for life on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The best part about our community is we aren't just catering toward actors, writers, or entertainers. We are catering toward human connection, toward supporting joy. 

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Perks

$50 USD
Sponsor a performer - Bronze Level (blue)
BRONZE LEVEL! Have a favorite member of Impro? For a $50 donation, you can sponsor any performer from "PDU." Performers will wear a token of your sponsorship during the broadcast. Performers who get the most sponsors will win great prizes, so show your favorite Impro performers some love! (Be sure to select the performer you are sponsoring in the ATTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION section! This will ensure that he or she gets notified and credited for your sponsorship! If you have trouble selecting the performer you want to sponsor, please write to logan@improtheatre.com)
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$100 USD
Sponsor a performer - Silver Level (orange)
SILVER LEVEL! Show some silver level love to that Impro performer who brought you joy in a show or is just an all around great human being. Help get your chosen "PDU" performer closer to the top prizes! He or she will proudly sport your token of support during the show and your SILVER sponsor message will be placed on your performer's picture when he or she performs. All the pizazz of the Bronze, but so much more! (Be sure to select the performer you are sponsoring in the ATTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION section! This will ensure that he or she gets notified and credited for your sponsorship! If you have trouble selecting the performer you want to sponsor, please write to kari@improtheatre.com)
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$250 USD
Sponsor a performer - Gold Level (green)
GOLD LEVEL! The highest level of support for your favorite Impro performer who has given you so much joy. Your chosen performer will proudly sport a special token in every show. You will be thanked during "PDU." Share the love and go GOLD! (Be sure to select the performer you are sponsoring in the ATTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION section! This will ensure that he or she gets notified and credited for your sponsorship! If you have trouble selecting the performer you want to sponsor, please write to logan@improtheatre.com)
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$250 USD
Sponsor a show
Show love and support! For a $250 donation, you can sponsor any show in the line-up and you will get the following: a name on the opening graphic, a live mention in a show, and product placement along with a copy of the show sent to you after PDU finishes! (Be sure to select the show you are sponsoring in the ATTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION section! This will ensure that show participants get notified and credited for your sponsorship! If you have trouble selecting the show you want to sponsor, please write to logan@improtheatre.com)
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$350 USD
Backstage at Jane Austen
Ever wonder what happens at the intermission during Jane Austen? Well, now you can find out! Attend Impro's Jane Austen Unscripted at the Broad Stage on December. At the intermission you will be escorted backstage to sit with the cast and find out EXACTLY what goes on! Limited opportunities, so get yours now
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$500 USD
Sponsor a show
The highest level of support you can give to a show. For a $500 donation, you can sponsor any show in the line-up and the cast will improvise a commercial for your business products! You will also get a copy and there might even be a cool improvised jingle. (Be sure to select the show you are sponsoring in the ATTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION section! This will ensure that show participants get notified and credited for your sponsorship! If you have trouble selecting the show you want to sponsor, please write to logan@improtheatre.com)
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$1,800 USD
2 hours of corporate Training from IMPRO WORKS
A $5,000 value, this is a 2 hour session with two Impro Trainers. Impro Works brings over 30 years experience with corporations teaching team building, brainstorming, communication and presentation skills. This session will be personally created to meet your needs.
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$2,000 USD
Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship
For $2,000, you can provide a student an entire year of study at Impro Theatre. Last year we were able to offer 5 scholarships because of donations at PDU, this year we want to double that. Help us reach our goal!
The Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who wish to study narrative improvisation at The Impro Theatre School. The Scholarship’s purpose is to expand the diversity of the unscripted theatre community. We believe that a diverse community of performers is essential to artful and meaningful storytelling. We hope to cultivate a diverse community of improvisers and bring new voices, opinions, and experiences to enrich our community and our stage. We are seeking to increase our diversity of race, ethnicity, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identification as well as economic diversity.
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$5,000 USD
Improvise your LIFE
An incredible gift for yourself or someone else. A once in a lifetime experience of having your life improvised by Impro's main company. We will come to you or we will improvise your life in our Impro studio. This is based on Keith Johnstone's Life Game.
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$50 USD
VIP ticket to Audience Choice Main Company Show
For $50, get a VIP ticket to PDU's showcase show! Take a look at the styles that Impro does, and pick which one you'd like to see! Or, pick one you've never seen to see what those crazy improvisors can do on the spot! Each ticket comes with two suggestions that will be put in the hat before the show. No member of the performing main company will see any of these suggestions until they draw the winning suggestion right before they start the show. Performed at our Studio on 6/28 at 8:30. Your ticket reserves your seat and a glass of champagne to start this incredible evening off! Want to have a better chance of your suggestion winning? Check out the additional suggestion perk above!
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$250 USD
Theatre Seat Plaque
Have your name displayed on a shiny new plaque on one of Impro Theatre's seats! Each time there is a show or event, your name will be there to remind people of your contribution to help Impro Theatre. Hurray as there are only a few left!
NOTE: Location of plaque to be determined.
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