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Bad Dog Theatre Company

General Manager: Lisa Amerongen

Artistic Director: Julie Dumais Osborne

For over 20 years, the award-winning Bad Dog Theatre Company (previously known as Theatresports Toronto) has specialized in the art of unscripted comedy and improvised performance and has provided affordable, accessible improv training for thousands of people of all ages and experience.

Dubbed “Toronto’s improv hub” by NOW Magazine and led by renowned improv veteran Julie Dumais, Bad Dog presents Theatresports – Toronto’s longest running improv show – every Saturday plus shows throughout the week at Toronto’s premiere indie comedy venue – Comedy Bar.



Produced by Bad Dog Theatre Company

Entrances and Exits July 5th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018
Bad Dog Theatre Presents: Animated! July 6th, 2017 – July 15th, 2017
True Blue July 1st, 2016 – July 10th, 2016
Toronto, I Love You July 4th, 2014 – July 13th, 2014
Throne of Games January 2nd, 2013 – January 13th, 2013

Presented by Bad Dog Theatre Company

SwordPlay: A Play of Swords December 16th, 2023 – December 22nd, 2023
The Void July 28th, 2010 – July 31st, 2010

Current Staff

Lisa Amerongen General Manager (2014-)
Julie Dumais Osborne Artistic Director
Colin Munch Artistic Associate
Alice Moran Ninja/Artistic Consultant
Kerry Griffin Corporate Director
Jess Bryson Bad Dog Academy – Workshop Coordinator
Chris Ramelan Bad Dog Academy – Youth Coordinator
Zoe Daniels Communications Coordinator – community engagement
Gavin Williams Webmaster
A.J. Vaage Media Production
Connor Thompson Media Production
Jorge Mijangos Production/graphics

Former staff

Janet Davidson Bad Dog Academy – Youth Coordinator
Lisa Amerongen Bad Dog Academy – Youth Coordinator (2013-2014)
Lisa Amerongen Communications Coordinator – social media (2013-2014)
Allison McColl General Manager