The Improv Embassy offers bi-weekly pay-what-you-can improv jams for improvisers of all levels!
The Preserve is an improv jam—an informal, facilitated session that lets you work on your improv skills in a playful, non-competitive environment. In the first half of the jam, we’ll practice some of those improv skills through some fun exercises. During the second half of the jam, you’ll get the opportunity to showcase those skills through longform sets with occasional side-coaching from our facilitators.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro, feeling a little rusty, or completely new to improv, we’d love for you to join us! You’re welcome to participate as much as you’re comfortable with.
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*Due to current COVID-19 protocols, you must register beforehand. Walk-ins are not encouraged.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY?/WHAT IS PWYC?
The Preserve Improv Jam is operated using a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) model to decrease barriers to participation. In order to cover costs such as room rental and facilitator pay we suggest a value of $5. Funds can be paid ahead of time at registration.
IS THERE A CODE OF CONDUCT?
These jams take place in a welcoming, easygoing space—we’re here to have fun, support each other, and foster a sense of encouragement and community. All participants in the jam are expected to refrain from conduct, onstage or offstage, that is sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory. Toxic behaviour will be shut down.
DO YOU HAVE COVID PROTOCOLS?
We’re following the guidelines set out by Ottawa Public Health. Masks are recommended, and if you’re feeling sick, please stay home.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MYSELF?
Wear comfy clothes.
Put your gum away.
Respect people’s boundaries.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
If there are any questions we can answer about the jams, or if there are needs we can accommodate prior to the jam, send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to assist!