Upcoming Improv Classes at the SoCap

Socap Dramatic Improv Core Program
Core Program caters to non-performers and performers.

The Social Capital style of improvisation is rooted in character and truth. Whether you’re an improviser wondering why you’ve hit a plateau, an actor who wants to get better at auditions, a professional who wants to be a more effective communicator, someone who wants to get better at human interaction, or if you’re just interested in human beings, this program is for you.

Core I focuses on dealing with overcoming our fears/anxiety/doubts. It’s about communication with other people. It’s about letting go of judgement. It’s about finding the joy of existing in the moment. The same skills that makes great improvisers, makes great people.

Core 1: Connections (Formerly Drama I) with Ralph MacLeod
Sundays 1pm-3pm
8 weeks starting Jan 28th, 2018


Core 1: Connections (Formerly Drama I) with Ralph MacLeod
Sundays 1pm-3pm
8 weeks starting February 25th

Core II focuses on developing the voice of the artist. What are you stories? What is your point of view? We all have an opera inside us. What’s yours?
Core II: Artist Voice (Formerly Drama II) with Ralph MacLeod

Wednesdays 7pm -9 pm
8 weeks starting Jan 31st
$200 plust HST

Core III focuses on creating stories based on the story circle (Hero’s Journey). Topics will include ‘the world as it is’, finding a main character or characters, A and B plots, call to action, the unfamiliar world (down the rabbit hole), the journey home, and the internal and external journey. Come create magic.

Core III: The Hero’s Journey (formerly Drama III)
Dates TBA



Masterclass Program caters to performers (improvisers and actors) only.

Applicants wishing to join the Masterclass must apply and, if necessary, audition. The Masterclass Series is for those who are ‘serious’ about improvisation. For further information contact ralph@socap.ca

This Masterclass focusses on three key elements – to work always in the moment, to develop your own voice as an artist, and to work on the Story Circle (Hero’s Journey). The ultimate goal is for students to create and perform a three-act structured play.

Masterclass 1: In the Moment with Ralph MacLeod
Sundays 6pm-8pm
8 weeks starting Jan 14th, 2018
$200 plus HST


Specialized Classes

Duo Scenes As creator, producer and host of The World Biggest Improv Tournament, Matt McCready has seen over 500 different live duo performances over the past two years.  He knows how to get into a scene quickly and how to maximize it once there and to have fun the entire way through.  Sign up with your scene partner or solo!

Duo Scenes with Matt McCready
Saturdays 2-4pm
8 weeks starting Jan 13th
$200 plus HST

Advanced LongForm for Fewer – This class looks at the fun, excitement and creative fulfillment that can come from doing Longform improv with fewer people.  We’ll explore different formats in groups of four people.

Feel free to sign up as a group of four of with the friend.  Please specify if there’s a pairing or a foursome you’d like to work with exclusively.

Advanced Longform for Fewer with Matt McCready
Tuesdays 7-9
8 weeks starting Jan 9th
$200 plus HST

Does meeting strangers fill you with dread? Does flirting terrify you?
Want to get better at just interacting with other humans?
If so, this class may be for you. Through this interactive workshop, we will help you better understand yourself and others’ behaviour in order to
– More effectively network with others – both inside and outside your social circles
– Flirt
– Strategies on getting people to enjoy your company
– Reducing your anxiety and relaxing in the company of others.
This class is based in practical application – so you’ll be up on your feet rehearsing strategies and participating in hands-on learning.
Are you ready to get better at managing the people in your life?
Taught by Ralph MacLeod


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Introduction to Interpersonal Skills with Ralph MacLeod
Saturday Dec 2nd, 3:30-5:30
Cost $10
RSVP by emailing ralph@socap.ca