Author: AL Connors


10 for 10

On Feb 15, 2020, I DJ’d the closing night of the tenth annual undercurrents festival! I only realized it as the night was winding down, but, I have played the closing night of the festival for all TEN YEARS of it’s existence, including the first couple of years when the fest was held at the…
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Upcoming live broadcast!

I will be producing the Canadian Improv Games‘ National Tournament productions at the National Arts Centre coming up May 11-14, 2020 – including the live broadcast online of the National Finals! I stepped down from my role of National Director and President of Canadian Improv Games back in 2016, however I’m pleased to be returning…
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Will Somers: The Second

After first directing Ottawa performer/playwright institution, Pierre Brault, in the Fools‘ winter classic “Shipwrecked” at the GCTC, and then again in Will Somers: Keeping Your Head in 2016 at The Gladstone and again at the GCTC, I had the pleasure of directing and designing the world premiere of Will Somers: The Second. This marked the…
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United Way

I have a United Way Community Builder Award

Accidentally faked death

I inadvertantly faked my own death on social media

Founded Crush with crashers at u of o

squatters founded Canadian Comedy Award winning Crush Improv

Crush at Yuks – only non-standup show

Ottawa has been a real stand-up comedy town for all my life. There are a couple full-time stand-up comedy clubs in the city, as well as indie stages peppered all over town. Since 2016 Crush Improv has been proud to be one of the very few non-stand-up comedy acts to regularly grace the stage at…
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Ultralight Show kit

Won “Kevin Costner Award”

In highschool, my drama teacher, Rick Sambell, hosted an awards party at the end of each year. In my final year of secondary school, I took home the Kevin Costner award for writing, directing and starring in my own play called “The Awakening”. That play also won a handful of awards at the Sears Ontario…
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Teaches on behalf of NAC and GCTC

I regularly teach improvisation on behalf of Ottawa’s big theatre institutions.