A message from Tom Mueller and Gary Best, co-founders of the VIC

Tom and Gary

Tom Mueller and Gary Best in 2014 … and in 1989.

Dear VIC Family,

We have been going strong since 1989! Back in the old days, we had shows only twice a month and no permanent space. Now, after a wonderful run at the theater space with our name on it, we are going to offer regular shows and workshops at various Ventura venues.

From the beginning, our mission has been to explore improvisational theater and to nurture our talent locally — to be a true theater of community. We don’t use the word “family” lightly — you are part of our VIC family. And this is why we’re coming to you. Although we are traveling lighter these days, we still need funding to support our workshops special projects.

Please support the VIC any way you can. Any amount would be welcome; our online donation system enables you to give a one-time donation or contact us for easy monthly payments. The VIC is a non-profit 501(c3) corporation, so your donation is tax-deductible. We are a volunteer-run organization, so you can be sure that your donation will not be wasted.

Other ways to help:

  • Are you a musician? We are always looking for improv music support for our shows!
  • Want to donate your time? We need volunteers for our shows to run box office, lights and more.

We appreciate you and look forward to our years together!

Tom Mueller
Artistic Director Emeritus

Gary Best
Artistic Director

Thanks to our donors!

  • Amanda and Jesse Armitage
  • Nick Armstrong, Improv Utopia
  • Leo Brodie
  • Cheryl and Jim Bruckner
  • Cindy Carter
  • Dan Gunther
  • Becky Haycox
  • Kyle Johnson
  • Barbie Lange
  • Jonell McLain
  • Emani Moore
  • Tom and Sally Mueller
  • Amy Nash
  • Denise and Ricky Rodriguez
  • Shelley Savren and Elijah Imlay
  • Mary Lou and Michael Sharp
  • Paul Tevis