Every year the SF Improv Festival presents the OCIC Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Improv Community) to an individual or group that has tirelessly contributed to the growth and well-being of the San Francisco Bay Area improv community, both on and off stage.
In our deliberations, we realized that since we are a community organization, and this is a community award, it only makes sense that you, our incredible community, have your voices heard!
There are endless possibilities with so many deserving people and groups that have influenced our diverse community – we cannot wait to hear who you want to recognize and celebrate! We’re making our decision next week, but not to worry, we’ll be keeping this list for the coming years as well…
Make your nomination HERE.
The San Francisco Improv Festival Board
Previous recipients include:
2012 – Flash Family: Over 25 years of outstanding work spanning the 70’s through the early 2000’s, influencing generations of improvisors and entertaining & enlightening countless thousands of Bay Area audience members.
2011 – Jim Cranna: Member of The Committee, National Theater of The Deranged and other AND a teacher and mentor for thousands of improvisors in the Bay Area through his Saturday morning drop-in workshop at Fort Mason (which ran for over 25 years).
2010 – Barbara Scott: An improviser for over 25 years, member of BATS Improv, founding member of True Fiction Magazine, has led master improv classes throughout the Bay Area and around the world. 1st recipient of The OCIC.