Upcoming Improv Classes at the SoCap

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

The biggest myth about improv is that you need to be funny. What you need to be is yourself. Not the self you project to the world but who you truly are. For most of our students  – whether comedians, actors, or real people – improv is a journey of self discovery.  And, it’s a lot of fun.

The Social Capital style of improvisation is rooted in character, truth and human connection. Burgeoning artists, as well as most of us, share two common traits. One is we don’t truly listen. We hear the words people say but we don’t hear their meaning. The second is we’re self conscious. We worry that people will see the REAL us and discover that we’re not as confident, or smart, or as interesting as we project.  So we developed strategies to hide who we really are. We help you break through that as both an artist and a human being. The result is very empowering.
Whether you’re an improviser wondering why you’ve hit a plateau, an actor who wants to get better at being in the moment and listening, a manager 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.

Due to Covid-19 all students will be masked except for while on stage. Classes are limited to 10-12 students depending on the class.

Core 1: Find Your Joy

Core 1 focussed 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 make great improvisers make great people.

Core 1 with TBA

Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting November 24th



Advanced Classes

Duo Scenes with Matt McCready
Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting October 26th
Signing up with a partner, you’ll be in class with a maximum of five other duos (12 person class maximum) in an 8 week class where you’ll be pushed to improve your improv game while also, importantly, having fun.
Because it’s a series of individual duos, each twosome will receive notes and feedback equal to their improv skill level.  Prior to the class, the duo can have either a short email or zoom correspondence with Matt to discuss what they’re hoping to achieve with the class.All students will be masked throughout the class with the exception of when they are on stage. 
Unmasked students will only be performing with their duo partner. At the end of the class, they will have the option in participating in a class show if they so choose.
Scenework with Lisa Merchant
Sundays 2pm-4pm
8 weeks starting October 24th
The continuous exploration of beautifully simple scenes through listening and reacting. Building from environment and character connection.

The Social Capital is committed to making our teachings available regardless of a student’s financial situation. Depending on class size and registration levels, The Social Capital will make course time available via a barter system. Please contact admin@socap.ca for details.

Students can make up a maximum of two missed classes in a drop in or similar class. To find a suitable class talk to your teacher or contactralph@socap.ca