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Second City Toronto

Improv for Actors (IFA)

This accelerated program teaches the fundamentals of improvisation using theatre games and scene work. Improvisation can help you with spontaneity, focus, being in the moment, comedic timing, and the collaborative creative process. This 7-week course is designed for those whose training has not emphasized improvisation. The Second City has trained actors in Toronto for over 25 years. Alumni from the Toronto company have performed at Stratford, Canadian Stage, Princess of Wales and the Royal Alex. They have also won Doras, Geminis and Canadian Comedy Awards.

$295+HST / $265+HST early registered (for IFA-2)
ACTRA & Equity Members receive 20% off their tuition

Prerequisites: Students must be an ACTRA/Equity member or have a theatre degree. Please submit photo & resume to for consideration.

Improv for Actors 1 TERM 2 2015

    This 7-week course focuses on scenic and narrative improvisation. There is a continued exploration of character and status. Participants will explore emotional offers and how they impact the narrative. There will tie-backs to how these Improvisational tools can empower your text-based acting.

Improv for Actors 2 TERM 2 2015

    Actors that are considering auditioning for our Conservatory Program should study in IFA-1 & 2. Upon completion of IFA-2 participants are eligible to register for Level D in our A-E Improvisation Program.