The Emerging Creators Unit is a new initiative in partnership with the Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts, designed to nurture and support emerging directorial voices, arming them with the resources, tools and experience needed to create new unscripted work with confidence.
Program dates: February-October 2018 Submissions close: November 30, 2017
Voting closes: November 30, 2018 Results revealed: December 7, 2018 - 9:30pm
Test Drive Festival
Bad Dog is excited to (re-)introduce the Test Drive - a mini-festival celebrating fresh new ways of presenting improvised comedy and unscripted theatre. Have an idea you’ve always wondered about taking to the stage? An improv show you wish existed, but somehow doesn’t seem to already? This is your chance to make it happen!
Test Drive 2018 runs from March 19-24 Submissions close: February 7, 2018
It's baaaaaaack! Summer Blockbuster Week is Bad Dog's annual celebration of all things cinematic! From the silver screen to the boob tube, Summer Blockbuster Week invites improvisers to create & present fresh and interesting unscripted ways of adapting the screen to the stage.
Summer Blockbuster Week 2018 runs from August 13-18, 2018. Submissions close: June 29, 2018
Bad Dog is excited to announce that submissions are open for our sixth season of Featured Players: our resident roster of improvisers to be featured heavily in a number of shows from January-December 2019. We are looking for experienced performers who have yet to find the sort of home on our stage that they desire, and are looking to stretch their legs, gain exposure, perform more regularly with Bad Dog, have the opportunity to understudy our marquee productions as well as create an original signature show format together to be performed at the theatre.
Auditions will be held on November 17, 2018 Submissions close: November 2, 2018
We are auditioning for three upcoming Format Studios. These Academy classes are for intermediate and advanced improvisers interested in learning specific performance forms. On deck: Cat’s Cradle with Kirsten Rasmussen and The Curator & Pushpins, both with Julie Dumais Osborne.
Submissions are now open for Bad Dog’s seventeenth annual shortform tournament - featuring teams of Toronto’s funniest improvisers going head to head… For honour. For glory. For a ridiculous trophy. SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: November 23rd at 11:59pm SELECTED TEAMS ANNOUNCED: December 8th Submit here.