Longform Improv 101



This class is all about truth in comedy. You will learn to generate unique characters through status, emotion and mining real life for ideas. You’ll learn the Armando, a format that combines scenework and storytelling.

Saturdays, 12 to 2:30 pm, March 9 to April 27 (with Woody McCadden)
Sundays, 12 to 2:30 pm, March 10 to April 28 (with Krystal Merrells)

*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

Eight weeks, 2.5 hours per class, one class show. $205 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 10 for 10% discount.

Prerequisite: Prior performing experience or Intro to Improv



Chelsea Fahey

Chelsea Fahey fell in love with improv around the dinner table, playing the questions-only game with her boisterous family. She honed her skills with Experimental Farm Theatre, and became a founding member of the Trevor Comedy troupe. Chelsea is always looking for ways to grow as an improviser whether it’s taking classes, workshops or watching shows wherever she travels.

Woody McCadden

Woody McCadden used to study English literature and make coffee professionally/pretentiously. Now he does improv and spends the rest of his time making cabinets and waiting to do more improv. He is a grad of the Improv Embassy and founding member of both the narrative troupe ‘Paperback Improv’ and the ‘Speak Up House Team.’ He loves improv as entertainment as well as an exercise in extreme empathy.