Toronto Regional Program

Welcome to the Toronto Regional Canadian Improv Games Program! 

Established in 1986, the Toronto program is part of a national network of regional teams that join the Canadian Improv Games through their local high school.  During the school year, students gain access to a number of exciting and unique programs that encourage exploring the art of improv, learning life skills like Positivity, Communication, Leadership, Commitment and Teamwork, making new friends and having fun.

For more information, to register your high school in our 2018 program or to get involved as a volunteer, player or coach, please contact the Regional Directors at toronto@improv.ca

 

Toronto Regional Directors – Jenn Ferris, Daniel Gorodetsky, and Ami Powell

Jennifer Ferris has been involved with the Canadian Improv Games for over a decade as a player, coach, trainer, and volunteer. Her life is completely consumed by improv! Not only is she the National Program Coordinator for the CIG but she is also the Youth Academy Director for Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto. She fell in love with improv when she was a player and is dedicated to spreading the love, warmth, and support improv gives people. Jennifer has a degree in Multimedia and Film Production UNB and a studied Theatre Performance at Humber Theatre.  She makes occasional appearances on Bad Dog, Comedy & So Cap stages. She really likes cats and loves to discuss in depth current pop culture trends.

Daniel Gorodetsky has been involved with the Canadian Improv Games for 10 years, having been a player, coach, ref, judge, nationals trainer, and everything in between.  Daniel has worked with Riot Comedy and Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto, as well as Blind Tiger Comedy and Instant Theatre in Vancouver where he grew up and began improvising.

Daniel is very excited to work with so many talented students in Canada’s largest city and the surrounding areas this year as Regional Director for Toronto, handing artistic production for the regional tournament and leading workshops.  Daniel is a big fan of high fives.

This season will be Ami Powell’s eighth year with the Canadian Improv Games, where she has been a player, referee, judge, trainer, and more.  As a player, Ami competed in the Toronto region and loved Improv U so much she attended it twice.  She is currently studying at the University of Toronto where she has worked with the Victoria College Drama Society as a Stage Manager and Technical Director.  She has performed and taken classes at Bad Dog Theatre.  As a Regional Director, Ami handles volunteer and social media relations.  She is incredibly thankful to have Jenn, Daniel, and an amazing team of volunteers at her side this season!

2018 Toronto Region + CIG National Upcoming Events

November 30th 7 pm – XNight North (Innisdale)
December 4th 7 pm – XNight West #1 (Abbey Parks)
December 6th 7 pm – XNight West #2 (Abbey Parks)
December 12th 7 pm – XNight Central (North Park)
December 13th 7 pm – XNight East (Dunbarton) 

Feb 10th 12pm, 3:30pm & 7pm- Regional Tournament Preliminary Day #1 (Richview CI)
Feb 11th 1pm & 5pm – Regional Tournament Preliminary Day #2 (Richview CI)
Feb 27th – March 3rd  – Regional Semi-Finals & Finals (Al Green Theatre)

April 19-22 – CIG National Festival (Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Center)
July 15-21st  – ImprovU Summer Camp (Sherbrooke, QC @ Bishop’s University)
July 25-29 – Next Act Festival (Halifax, NS)
August 20-27 – Improv Camp (Vancouver, British Columbia @Camp Fircom)

 

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