Ralph MacLeod is the co-founder of The Social Capital. Prior to this he was the co-founder, workshop director, and general manager of the Bad Dog Theatre Company. He oversaw the latter company’s growth from a fledgling group into the second-largest improv training centre in the country. He has produced, created, directed, and written several shows including Hip Waiters, Hot Doctors in Love, Macro Neato, Win Ralph’s Stein Full of Money, Hardboiled, and several others. He has been training improvisers for over a decade and several of his former students can be seen on film, TV, and television commercials. Many have gone on to work professionally at Second City in Chicago and Toronto. Ralph also works as a corporate trainer and his list of clients have included Bell, Xerox, University of Toronto, the National Advertiser Benevolent Society, and several more.
“Ralph MacLeod was my first improv teacher and without him, I would not have the career I do today. Ralph’s knowledge and talent are matched only by his love of the art form and his ability to support and encourage. I owe him a huge debt.”
– Jan Caruana (Second City Mainstage)
Ralph created a space that continuously gave you stage time, which is the best gift you could give any improviser or comedian, and an amazing crowd (also best gift in different way) and I would never have gained the confidence and my own comedic voice if it had not have been for Ralph’s support, his shows, his creativity and his trust!
– Kris Siddiqi (Second City Mainstage)
“I will always be grateful to Ralph MacLeod. He was the first to provide me (and many others) an opportunity to perform regularly, in shows like Macro Neato and A Night At The Improv, and through his brilliant directing made even the greenest of us look great. Above all, he taught me to trust my instincts and to always, always, always say YES.”
– Connor Thompson (Second City Mainstage)
“With one of the most impressive arsenals in Toronto’s comedy scene today, Ralph enlightens his students with the modesty and accessibility of a close friend. Anyone who wants to grow as an improviser will find refuge under the tutelage of Ralph”
– Rakel Helboe
“Ralph is a legendary improv coach in Toronto, and for good reason – he creates the safest environment I have experienced, knows how to relax participants and get the best out of each of us. Above all – he gives supportive, actionable feedback – continually. I have racked up the aha moments working with Ralph – he’s absolutely a game changer.” -Drew Delaware
“It’s so good! It’s good as an acting class, too. Great connection, grounding techniques, and emotionally engaged scenes!”
– Antonis Varkaris