Longform 101: Truth in Comedy



This class is all about finding the truth in comedy and initiating scenes. 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. (It helps to bring a notebook, as there will be more advanced concepts and instructor feedback than in our Intro class!)

Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 pm, March 3 to April 21 (with Adriana Johnston) (Note: Class will be in session on Easter Weekend)
Sunday, 6 to 8:30 pm, March 8 to April 26 (with Alex Keenan) (Note: Class will be in session on Easter Weekend)

Location: 441 MacLaren St, Suite 330

Classes are eight weeks, 2.5 hours per class, one class show. $225 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14 for a 10% discount.

Prerequisite: Prior performing experience or Intro to Improv

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.



Alex Keenan

Alex Keenan started doing improv after she realized she was spending too many weeknights in the office. She is a member of The Lunettes, a local improv troupe that has performed at the Fembassy and the 2019 Ottawa Improv Festival, and she does stand-up comedy when the mood strikes her. In her day job, Alex uses improv principles to help people overcome their fear of public speaking.

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!