Bad Dog TalKBack sERIES

Bad Dog endeavours to create an open dialogue about issues in the community with its staff, students, volunteers, and instructors. The Bad Dog Talk Balk Series began in 2015 with a discussion about gender and sexuality in an improvised setting, and has since grown to include discussions about Financial Planning, Health & Well Being, and more.

Talk Backs are held throughout the year as a part of our Academy programming and are free for everyone to attend. Bad Dog Talk Backs take many forms; they may be Q&A's, lectures, or panel discussions but all strive to create a welcoming environment where we can learn and grow together as a community. Talk Backs are free to attend!

If you have a ideas for future Talk Backs, or questions about our current programming please email 


Facilitated conversations with compelling experts on topics of interest to improvisers

Tuesday, August 30 - 8pm: Consent On & Off Stage
A discussion about informed consent in the improv community lead by Heather Yates.

Tuesday, October 11 - 8pm: Let's Talk About Sex(es)
Gender, sexuality, representation and language use onstage and in a creative setting

Tuesday, December 20 - 8pm: Our Cities on Our Stages: Town Hall & Check In
An ongoing dialogue about diversity & inclusion on our improvised comedy stages