We have been around for two decades, if you can believe it. In 1989, Barbara Scott, an improviser from the Bay Area TheatreSports™ group, came to visit her mother in Santa Paula and, while there, put on an improv workshop. At that time, there were a handful of performers doing improv in Ventura, and several of them, including current leaders of the group, Gary Best and Tom Mueller, attended that workshop. The two considered that workshop “a revelation,” and went on to form a local TheatreSports™ league. Ventura Area TheatreSports™ became the Variety Theatre, then, finally: The Ventura Improv Company.

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