Coko & Daphney, one of the stars of the sold-out 2016 Ottawa Improv Festival (plus fests in New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia and more!), are back and headlining a special comedy fundraiser to support comedians with underrepresented voices.
TRUTH IN PERFORMANCE (doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm) also features the hilarious standups: LAURA McLEAN, TASH NAVED, SHELINA MERANI and DON KELLY!
Kinsey Fail, a fantastic team of LGTBQ+ improvisers from Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre;
and a cast from The Improv Embassy, an Ottawa non-profit school and theatre that aims to grow the city’s comedy community.
Show tickets are available at a sliding scale from $15 to $25. Some complimentary tickets will be available for those with financial barriers; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Proceeds from the show will go to The Improv Embassy’s inclusion program, which provides free training and opportunities to emerging comedians from underrepresented groups.
BUT THERE’S MORE!
Come at 5 p.m. for a panel with members of Ottawa’s theatre, standup and improv communities for a discussion on creating an inclusive comedy scene. We look forward to your questions and participation.
During the day, our out-of-town performers will be teaching affordable workshops to grow your comedy and storytelling skills. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/truth-in-performance-workshops-tickets-36677003906 and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/851996631615997/
Arts Court is physically accessible, just call 613-564-7240 for assistance.
Washrooms will be gender neutral during the event.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.