Discover the secrets of great comedy — timing, characterization, facial expressions, movement, and line delivery.

Learn techniques to create a series of comedic sketches that work together to create a whole show.

Work on finding your own comedic voice and creating unique comic characters. Bring your sense of humour to the forefront! This workshop will focus on semi-scripted comedy. Participants will be encouraged to be spontaneous, to discover and work with their own particular sense of humour, and to connect with comedy on an instinctive and creative level.

Instructor: Dani Alon

Assistant Instructor: Sydney Haslam


The Comedy Workshop runs for two weeks, July 4-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

There is an afternoon performance on the second Friday, July 14  from 4-6 p.m.

Before and after care is available from 7:45-9 a.m. and from 4-5:15 p.m. for an additional fee.

To register click here or call 613-233-8948.

Registration Fee: $450

Before Care $30:  7:45am – 9:00am
After Care $30: 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Before and After Care $50


 **Bursaries are available for low-income families. For more information please click here or contact 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email showing the dates of your child’s camp. Closer to the start date of the camp, you will receive an email from the Camp Coordinator with a Health & Safety form to be completed and returned.

Students get a one-hour break at lunch as well as 15 minute morning and afternoon breaks.

The Ottawa Little Theatre reserves the right to cancel a session if not enough students are registered. If a cancellation occurs, parents will be notified as soon possible and a full refund will be made. Otherwise refunds are issued only when notification is received at least 2 weeks before a class is scheduled to begin.

Meet the Instructor;

Dani Alon

Dani Alon is the Education Director and a co-founder of the Improv Embassy, Ottawa’s designated schooDanil and theatre for improv and sketch comedy. She began her improv journey in Toronto in 2009, learning longform improv at the Impatient Theatre Co., where she performed weekly from 2010 to 2012, and has trained at the Second City Conservatory, Chicago’s iO Theater and New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade. She most recently performed in The Fake News Show in 2017’s Ottawa Fringe and has spent the last year coaching for the Canadian Improv Games. Dani is honoured and excited to join the OLT team!


Meet the Assistant Instructor;

Sydney Haslam HeadshotSydney Haslam 

Sydney Haslam is a graduate of the Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance-Music Theatre program at NYU Steinhardt. Recent Credits: Shining City (u/s Neasa) at Barrington Stage Company; Twelfth Night (Viola), Crowned (Stella Adler Studio of Acting); Reasons to be Pretty (Steph); MacbethA Woman of No ImportanceSuite Surrender and The Winter’s Tale at University Players. Concerts/Labs: A Very Short Guide to Having a Baby (Deb); New Songwriter’s Cabaret (Barrington Stage); MTC Cabaret (Barrington Stage). University of Windsor, BFA Acting.