Jim Kasmir

On February 11, 2015, we at the Ventura Improv Company lost one of our best friends and great improv minds, Jim Kasmir.

For those of you who knew him, on-stage or off, you knew a good guy, an accomplished musician AND magician, a fine teacher, improviser and friend.

The kids and teens who learned theatre from Jim will never forget his style and his generous spirit. There isn’t one VIC family member who can’t immediately recall their favorite Jim moment on stage — when he’d get that spark in his eye, all bets were off. He’d charge in from left field and find that perfect and hilarious and completely unexpected moment.

Improv training offers great advice for living life; as we remember Jim, let’s remember to take care of each other. Let’s play nice. Let’s find adventure. Let’s be here, now.

We love you now and always, Jim.