Early Bird!

Intro To Improv



Never tried improv before? This is the perfect introduction! We’ll work on teamwork, listening and presentation skills through fun improv games. It’s a great way to improve your public speaking, have fun and meet new people.

Saturdays, 3 to 5 pm, November 30 – December 21 (with Adriana Johnston)
Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, December 2 – 23 (with Laura Jarecsni)
Sundays, 6 to 8 pm, January 5 – 26 (with Joshua Mayo)
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, January 7 – 28 (with Laura Jarecsni)
Sundays, 6 to 8 pm, February 2 – 23 (with Joshua Mayo) (Note: Class will still be in session the long weekend of Family Day)
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, February 4 – 25 (with Laura Jarecsni)

Location: 441 MacLaren St, Suite 330

This class is four weeks, two hours per session. $110 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Friday, December 13 for 10% discount.
(FRIENDS DISCOUNT: Save $20 when you register yourself and a friend with the coupon code “FRIENDS” — please include a note of your friend’s name and email so we can add them to the class list)

CLASS POLICIES: There are no refunds or deferrals once class is in session (if you have to drop the class for whatever reason, there is the possibility of a discount to register for the next available class). Before registering, please read our policies on payment and other class expectations, to make sure that the class is right for you.



Adriana Johnston

Adriana started her improv journey in Copenhagen, Denmark at Improv Comedy Copenhagen (ICC), is a graduate of and faculty member at the Improv Embassy, and has taken a class or two at some big-time theatres in Toronto. She loves practicing and performing with her teams, Black Box Comedy and CLAM. Black Box performed at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival and the Baltimore Improv Festival, and CLAM has entertained audiences at the 2019 Ottawa Improv Festival, the Fembassy, and various indie shows in Ottawa. Adriana’s favourite improv game is the Beastie Boys Rap and when she’s not doing improv, you’ll find her tending to her many houseplants!

Laura Jarecsni

Laura knows that improv is first and foremost about having fun. She started performing improv in 2012 and never looked back, becoming 3 term president of McGill improv, competing all over, and having a dang good time. In Ottawa she performs with CLAM and Chess Club 7 and coaches student teams, on top of teaching real life non-improv school full time.

Joshua Mayo

Joshua Mayo took his first class at the Improv Embassy in 2018 and has kept on going ever since. He loves organic scenes, awkward relationships and making strange sounds. You may recognize him from behind the box-office desk at the Preserve, from the Flaky Pastries, or as part of the duo Amarilli, Mia Bella! He’s a proud dog daddy—ask for pictures (at your peril)!