The Improv Refresher
WEEK 1 – Grounded Improv with Adriana Johnston
WEEK 2 – Physicality & Movement with Krystal Merrells
WEEK 3 – Second beats and Callbacks with Joshua Mayo
WEEK 4 – Improv Scene Study with Chelsea Fahey
Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada
This class is four weeks, 2.5 hours per session. $160 (+HST)
Prerequisite: Prior performing experience and/or structured improv classes
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.
Krystal has been improvising since 2014 in various local shows including the Fembassy and the Ottawa Improv Festival. She is keen on physicality, movement, and narrative work on stage. When not teaching jams, classes, or coaching teams, Krystal explores the world of applied improv. She has delivered workshops to IT personnel, Social Workers, leaders in healthcare, and other corporations looking to build improv skills for organizational development. Krystal loves to share her love of improv, food, and dogs with anyone who will listen!
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)!
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 the Improv Embassy (and previously EFT), and became a founding member of the Trevor Comedy. Chelsea is also a member of local sketch troupe Shit Hot Shit Show, and has been doing stand-up around Ottawa since 2018. She has had the privilege to perform improv at theaters and festivals throughout Canada and the United States. Chelsea loves teaching improv and is always looking for ways to grow as a performer.