Meet Deborah, our new acting artistic director!

What a weekend! We just had our best Ottawa Improv Festival yet, with hot local talent plus acts from Toronto, Montreal, Guelph, New York, Vermont, and LA. We have an awesome community who came out to support the fest, and an amazing team who made it all happen.

Special thanks goes to Deborah Ring, who supervised the weekend and did an amazing job in her first year as Festival Director!

Today we’re pleased to announce that Deborah – a fixture at the Embassy as a faculty member since 2016 and driving force of this city’s sketch scene – will be supervising classes and shows as Acting Artistic Director of the Improv Embassy, while Directors Dani Alon and Chris Hannay prepare to go on parental leave (until Dani returns as Artistic Director in June).

Please welcome Deborah in her new role and we hope to see you around at one of our classes or shows this spring!