812 Potter Lane
Nashville TN 37206-1116
Mission Statement
We enhance the wellness of our community through improv.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Emma Supica
Board Chair Luke Watson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Third Coast Comedy Club
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2017
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $29,934.00
Projected Annual Revenue 29934 (2019)
Mission We enhance the wellness of our community through improv.

Unscripted was born from the desire of Nashville’s Third Coast Comedy Club co-founders Luke Watson and Scott Field to serve the community beyond performances in the club’s theater. Emma Supica, an improviser and nonprofit arts educator in the community, signed on to serve as founding director of an organization which could deliver this vision. Supica dedicated her master’s thesis to learn more about the impact of improv as a tool, and set out to build Unscripted.

We are...

  • professional improvisers, people who have never improvised, and all those in between
  • a community that knows life can be messy, unplanned, and unpredictable
  • open and accessible to as much of the community as possible
  • always learning more about the deeply rich practice of improv
  • yes, and anything
As a new organization, Unscripted is focused on creating quality programming that serves our community. 
Currently, we offer programs that accomplish the following goals:
1. Make improv a more accessible art form for isolated populations
2. Use improv as an applied method for wellness
3. Contribute to the greater understanding of the impact of improv practice 
Our current flagship programs include:
-A youth program in partnership with NAZA and Metro Nashville Parks
-Yes & Recover program, in partnership with Cumberland Heights and growing to other recovery centers, for use with people in drug and alcohol recovery programs
We hold the Third Coast Improv Festival each year in partnership with Third Coast Comedy Club in Marathon Village. The Festival invites performers and educators from around the country to perform and teach, providing our community with increased access to improv, and raising awareness of our programs. 
Unscripted is in search of reciprocal, healthy partnerships for our programs. Organizations that wish to include improv as a part of their program, as an educational or wellness activity, may contact us through our website. 
We are also in need of corporate and foundation sponsors for our programs, particularly our Yes & Recover program, so that we may grow this needed program to additional recovery centers.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Theater
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Unscripted serves Nashville and the metro area around Nashville. 
Description Yes & Recover is a specialized class designed by improviser and Unscripted facilitator Allison Summers. The program is a class taken into Nashville area recovery centers to teach those in recovery confidence, connection, and joy without using. 
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Description Youth Improv Class is an ongoing partnership with NAZA and Metro Parks to bring continuous improv classes to area community centers. 
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Board Chair
Board Chair Luke Watson
Company Affiliation Third Coast Comedy Club
Term Sept 2017 to Dec 2019
Email luke@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com
Board Members
Charlie Friedman Nashville Classical Charter School
Heather Lefkowitz Vanderbilt University
Matthew J Nemer Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Molly Shehan Milom Horsnell Rose Kelley PLC
Ritch Sublett Comedy is Funny
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Emma Supica
Term Start Sept 2017
Email emma@unscriptedimprov.org
Experience Emma Supica has serves as Unscripted's founding executive director. She received her Master's of Education degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Belmont University, and is active in the nonprofit arts community of Nashville. Her background is in music education, and spent four years as the program manager of W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville. Her master's thesis centers on the use of improv as a tool, and she is an active improv performer. 
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 1
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Nashville Arts Coalition2018
Young Nonprofit Professionals2017
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30 2019
Projected Revenue $29,934.00
Projected Expenses $29,934.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Solicitations Permit
Solicitation Permit
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2018-2019 Budget2019
2017-2018 Budget2018
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments

Since this organization was recently formed, they have yet to file their first 990, 990-EZ or 990-N. Financial information will be posted to GivingMatters.com once their first fiscal year has been completed.

Nonprofit Unscripted
Address 812 Potter Lane
Nashville, TN 37206 1116
Primary Phone (615) 398-9375
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Emma Supica
Board Chair Luke Watson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Third Coast Comedy Club
Year of Incorporation 2017