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Michael Golding – SE01 EP14

Michael Golding visits with Whit in episode 14 – and it’s a deep dive into the history of improvisational theater in the US. In particular, we discuss Michael’s mentor, David Shepherd, and his role in the very beginnings of the Compass Players, Second City, ImprovOlympic (now iO), and the Canadian Improv Games. Michael has a wealth of insight into these early days and the mind of one of the more important people from the very beginnings of improvisational theater in North America.

Some of the historical items that came up in our conversation include:

David Shepherd: A Lifetime of Improvisation (documentary)

1960 Film of Second City Review

Michael’s Blog — Tons of Interesting Items!

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