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.

FRIEND DISCOUNT: Sign up with a friend and save $20 on classes!

Saturdays, 3 to 5 pm, March 9 to 30 (with Meghan Murphy)
Sundays, 6 to 8 pm, March 10 to 31 (with Gilbert El-Dick)
Saturdays, 3 to 5 pm, April 6 to 27 (with Meghan Murphy)
Sundays, 6 to 8 pm, April 7 to 28 (with Gilbert El-Dick)

*PLEASE NOTE*: March/April classes will be taught on the first floor of Arts Court (2 Daly), in the boardroom of the Ontario Arts Council (Accessibility: The building has an accessible entrance and washrooms but the boardroom is down a short set of steps. If you require assistance or have questions please email us at

This class is four weeks, two hours per session. $100 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 10 for 10% discount.



Gilbert El-Dick

Gilbert El-Dick first studied improv under Hugh Neilson, Managing Director of the GCTC and Founder of the Canadian Improv Games, before finding his home at the Improv Embassy. Originally from Lebanon, Gilbert began his entertainment career there at the age of 4 in a TV commercial, and has since acted in plays, performed with a band, published poetry, and starred in local independent movies. Most recently, Gilbert was an ensemble member of the improvised D&D themed show “Quest Friends Forever” in the 2017 Ottawa Fringe. He also uses the word “awesome” way too often.

Meghan Murphy

Meghan’s love of improv started when she competed with her high school improv team in the Canadian Improv Games for four years. After graduating Meghan took a break from improv and performed in Ottawa Little Theatre’s The Hollow in 2012 and The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy in 2013’s Ottawa Fringe Festival. She made a return to improv and has been with the Improv Embassy for two years and is also a part of Embassy Q, an LGBT+ improv group.