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.

New & Non-Performer Stream

Geared towards those more interested in the fun, social skills, and ‘getting out of your comfort zone’ of improv. Also a great foundation for those just starting out in their improv careers.

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 Lisa Merchant

Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Dec 1st (16 hours class time)



Core 1 with TBA

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Jan 18th (16 hours class time)

Core 2 with Kerry Griffin

Mondays 7pm-9pm
8 weeks starting Jan 17th (16 hours class time)

Scenework with Lisa Merchant

Sundays 1pm-3pm
8 weeks starting Jan 23 (16 hours class time)


Performance Stream

Geared towards those whose goal is to perform on stage in front of audiences. Students from these classes are often booked to perform in Socap shows.
Longform with Matt McCready
Sundays 3:30pm-5:30pm
8 weeks starting Jan 23 (16 hours class time)
Duo Scenes with Ken Hall
Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm
8 weeks starting Jan 23 (16 hours class time)

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