at the University of Chicago recreate COMPASS--the first improv
"Family Reunion" - an improvised movie facilitated by David Shepherd and Nancy Fletcher from The Group Creativity Project.
Empower your community! Buy "That Movie In Your Head" (see book section).
Play games that get you in shape to go on camera. Amy Swisher and Shepherd lead frequent improv groups in Amherst. For info call (413) 256-3493.
The first group creativity project was a storefront
cabaret--Chicago COMPASS, produced by Paul Sills and David Shepherd
in 1955. It employed Barbara Harris, Mike Nichols, Elaine May and
Shelley Berman, becoming the inspiration for Second City and Saturday
Undergrads from the University of Chicago have
performed a replica of the first COMPASS show—exactly 50 years
ago to the day. The show featured the "Living News," a
scenario play and audience suggestions.
stretch your BODY, MEMORY, EMOTIONS,
and your sense of LAUGHTER, CHARACTER, and STORY!