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Truth in Performance Workshops

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2 Daly Avenue

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Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

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Truth in Performance is a special one-day comedy event to celebrate hilarious and underrepresented voices. It is produced by the Improv Embassy, a nonprofit dedicated to growing Ottawa's improv and sketch comedy community. For more information about the evening's panel and show, check out this page. During the day, we are offering three workshops taught by experienced improvisers, suitable for comedy performers of various skill levels.


Don't Speak

Time: Saturday, August 26 from noon to 2 pm

Location: Arts Court Studio

Some of the best improvised comedy is the space between words. This workshop is for performers who want to use their physicality (including those with English as a Second Language) to hone their nonverbal and emotional communication skills.

Instructor: Daphney Joseph is a bilingual actor and improviser, and one half of the Black female improv comedy duo Coko and Daphney. Together, they have performed in multiple festivals in North America including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, Ottawa and Montreal's OFFJFL/ZOOFEST. Daphney is a graduate of The Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory and Longform programs, and was part of The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre’s inaugural Featured Players. Daphney has performed in French with improv troupe Les Improbables, Le Club des Marteaux, and sketch troupe Boubbie Trappe.


Get Real

Time: Saturday, August 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Location: Arts Court Studio

Improv isn't just about quick wit -- sometimes the funniest thing you can say in a scene is simply speaking your truth. This workshop explores how honesty, playing the reality of the moment, and bringing in your unique perspective can be the most rewarding.

Instructor: Coko Galore is a comedic actor, improviser and foodie. Coko is a graduate of The Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory and Longform programs. In Summer 2015, Coko Galore wrote, performed and produced her first solo show Mixed Chick at The Toronto Fringe Festival. Her comedy duo Coko and Daphney has performed in comedy festivals in OFFJFL/ZOOFEST, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In 2016, Coko Galore was part of the Season 2 cast of Bad Dog Theatre's Featured Players and assistant director to Julie Dumais Osborne’s Bad Dog Theatre’s 2016 Fall show La Grande Jatte.


Stories & Connections

Time: Saturday, August 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Location: Arts Court Courtroom (second floor)

The Armando is a performance format where real stories inspire improvised scenes. This workshop will combine improv with pure storytelling to explore the hidden truths that connect us.

Instructor: Tricia Black has been working in the comedy world for nearly 10 years, and is an inaugural member of Kinsey Fail, an LGBTQ-focused improv troupe specializing in Armando-style longform improv. Tricia has studied at The Second City in Toronto and Chicago, as well as Chicago's iO Theater. Tricia has been teaching with the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre youth program and was a member of their inaugural Featured Players. She has also been featured in several of Bad Dog's headlining shows such as Past Dark, This Canadian Life and TripleSpeak. Tricia is also a member of the Toronto improv and sketch troupes The Sketchersons, Songbuster: An Improvised Musical, and Filthy.

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