Curious about improv? Want to give it a try? Join the Bad Dog Academy Tuesdays at 7pm!
Who is it for? Our Tuesday drop-in is perfect for anyone with little-to-no experience who wants to work out their improv muscle - or give it a shot for the first time! Ideal for Foundation Series students looking to gain more experience outside of class.
You can reserve a spot for $7 ahead of time or try your luck the night of for $5. We cap these classes at 16 participants and they regularly sell out. Reserve online to avoid disappointment! You can also audit the class for $2. If the class has "sold out" online, arrive early, we will leave a number of spots available for walk ups.
A weekly showcase of our various performance classes and faculty members of the Bad Dog Theatre Company at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre (875 Bloor St. W.) at 8:00pm!
Join us beforehand 7:00pm on Tuesdays for our No Experience Necessary Drop-In class!
Around on Tuesdays? Sign up with some fellow students for a slot in our 9:30pm All Play show!
Join our Academy Facebook page to find out about drop-ins, weekly updates, student deals, and more!
If you're a current Bad Dog Studio Series Student join us for ALL PLAY every Tuesday at 9:30pm.
Grab a few Bad Dog students and/or instructors and reserve a spot to play. We'll have four spaces available for reservation and one open spot on the night of. Groups will have 10-15 minutes to perform.
What do we want to see? Pretty much anything! Something you've been working on in class, a format you're jazzed about, a game you've never tried, whatever! This is your chance to get on stage, work with new people, & see what fellow students are trying out!
We'll try to schedule in advance so you can plan ahead. Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org with a maximum of 2 dates you would like to reserve, the names of the people in your group and what your group is called (no pressure). You'll get a reminder the day before!
We'll send most of our sign up notifications through our Academy Facebook page, so like the page & look for openings. First come, first scheduled!
Who is it for? Our Sunday drop-in is for intermediate to experienced improvisers looking to work on their long form skills.
COST: $12 to reserve a spot, or $10 in person - which also gets you a ticket the 8pm show!
Join us for the Sunday Drive. Take the scenic route with Bad Dog every Sunday at our brand new weekly longform drop-in followed by 10-20-30, a longform jam show that'll take you from zero to sixty in a fresh new way - mixing veteran improvisers & groups with ensembles so new they won't exist until you get there.
Micetro is Keith Johnstone’s famous Survivor-style, round-robin elimination contest, where improvisors work together to score points per scene in the hopes of being the last player standing. After each round the people with the most points continue to the next round. The person with the most points at the end of the hour is the winner, earns a $5 prize, and is guaranteed a spot in next week's show. Along the way, they are coached and guided by expert directors, who set up each scene and keep the laughs on track.
Micetro is on every Wednesday at 8pm. You can buy tickets online or at the box office the night of!
Join us on Saturday evenings for a taste of how we do what we do in our flagship show: making hilarious things up, live on the spot. Try it yourself at our 6pm Saturday Drop-In or watch as a cast of improvisers - from the very green to seasoned professionals - puts those same skills to the test in front of a live audience at 7pm in a variety of fun (& funny!) show formats, each led by one of our resident directors. It's the perfect warm-up for our main event at 8pm: Theatresports.
Back by popular demand, The Curator returns to the Bad Dog stage after a hit run in the fall of 2014. Each show is inspired by a different piece of art, chosen and introduced by that week's curator. The curator has five minutes to set the stage for our award-winning cast members, who then take over to create a completely improvised one-act comedy inspired by that work of art.
The Curator is the brainchild of Haligonian improviser Henri Geilis, lovingly adapted by the Bad Dog Theatre Company and featuring the extraordinary talents of Kayla Lorette, Sean Tabares, Evany Rosen, James Gangl, Colin Munch, Anders Yates, Dan Beirne, Kris Siddiqi, Craig Anderson, Lucy Hill & Roger Bainbridge. Directed by Bad Dog’s Artistic Director Julie Dumais Osborne.
(OR THE CASTLE ON THE HILL)
Set in Edwardian Toronto, Rooms is a rollicking improvised farce about the lords and ladies of the house, and the domestics who serve them. Director Sandy Marshall has devised this “3D play” in a way that allows the audience to see the same window of time through the very different lenses of the inhabitants of the house. Even the best houses are not without turmoil now and again.
Starring: Ashley Marie Comeau (Live Journal, Wayward), Connor Thompson (Second City, Throne of Games), Diana Frances (Vancouver Theatresports League), Greg Komorowski (Chef in Your Ear - Food Network Canada), Lisa Merchant (Monkey Toast, Train 48), and Sam Roulston (The Expat Show). Directed by Sandy Marshall (iO Chicago, Schadenfreude)