Jim Cranna Named the 2011 OCIC Award Winner!!

The San Francisco Improv Festival is proud to announce that Jim Cranna is the 2011 recipient of their annual OCIC Award! The festival will be honoring Jim Sunday, August 21st at 5:30pm at the Eureka Theater, located on Jackson at Battery in SF. This is a free event, so please come celebrate with us…!

Jim Cranna is one of the guiding lights for improvisation in San Francisco. Improv legend Del Close discovered him in 1967 and brought him into The Committee, where he performed until they closed up shop in the 70’s. Jim performed with other seminal Bay Area improv troupes through the years, but possibly the greatest contribution he made was his drop-in workshop on Saturday mornings at Ft. Mason which continued nearly uninterrupted for over 25 years, training and mentoring thousands of Bay Area improvisors & keeping the spirit of The Committee alive in San Francisco.

The event will feature an abbreviated version of the documentary about Jim Cranna’s Fort Mason workshop, “Hug Everyone, Tell Them Your Name” by Ian Hadley, as well as short stories and remarks by members of The Committee and others who have worked with Jim through the years.