The First Improvisation Olympics Match by David Shepherd

The First Improvisation Olympics Match by David Shepherd

All Things Michael: The First Improvisation Olympics Match by David Shepherd The First Improvisation Olympics Match by David Shepherd The following is a description by David Shepherd (co-founder of Compass with Paul Sills) of the first Improvisation Olympics match at the Space for Innovative Development in New York City. David and Howard Jerome created the Improvisation Olympics…

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IMPROV OLYMPIX HISTORY BY DAVID SHEPHERD

IMPROV OLYMPIX HISTORY BY DAVID SHEPHERD

In 2007, David Shepherd’s cousin suggested he write up the three most important programs of his life. First one David tackled, was the Improv Olympix (originally called the Improv Olympics, before the Olympic Committee threatened a lawsuit), which David co-created with Howard Jerome. David never got around to writing up the other two programs, having…

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David Shepherd and the ImprovBoston Festival by Michael Golding

David Shepherd and the ImprovBoston Festival by Michael Golding

My close friend and mentor for 46 years, David Shepherd, the father of improvisation, passed away on December 17, 2018. He was 94 years old. With Paul Sills, David created Compass (1955), the first professional improv cabaret in North America and forerunner of Second City (1959). With Howard Jerome, David created the Improv Olympics (1972)…

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