Learn more about Bad Dog Theatre’s artistic programs!
In addition to our shows and classes, Bad Dog strives to create opportunities for artistic growth through a variety of projects. Learn more about them here.
Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund
Since 2015, Bad Dog is proud to have participated in a multi-faceted partnership with the Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts with the shared goal of elevating the artform of improvisation and furthering its professionalization by supporting both established and emerging talent in the field.
Bad Dog Featured Players
The Bad Dog Featured Players program is designed to foster growth in our up-and-coming performers. Each season participants work exclusively with a series of veteran directors, and perform regularly in The Early Show on Saturday nights. The BDFP program is an exciting opportunity for improvisers to explore their creative voices and work closely with a cohort.
Our BDFP alumni have gone on to create their own shows, perform in Bad Dog marquee events, produce content for the CBC, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and The Beaverton.
Emerging Creators Unit
The Bad Dog Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the artists who will comprise our inaugural Emerging Creators Unit(ECU) and Artistic Director Apprenticeship (ADA). The ECU and ADA are new initiatives designed to nurture and support emerging directorial voices, arming them with the resources, tools and experience needed to create new unscripted work with confidence. It is our hope that this project will also create opportunities for emerging voices to assume the key creative roles vital in bringing new perspectives and experiences to the stage.
Sunday Comedy Incubator
A playground for new work, bold ideas, silly experiments, surprising collaborations and challenging projects.
Each week is curated by an emerging director around a theme or central idea and features a dynamic mix of established performers, new voices and project-focused residencies. Shows are pay-what-you-think-it-was-worth and kick off with an advanced drop-in class / format gym at 7pm (just $7 until the end of the year).