Improvisational Theatre


Scotty Watson's Improv Tips

to slow down 
the slide show!
(It's fast!!)

Improv Comedy vs Improvisational Theatre
(Both are terrific) 

Where Improv Comedy is writing on your feet...
Improvisational theatre is simply acting without a script. 

Where Improv Comedy is the quick wit of a comedian...
Improvisational Theatre is an actors quick access to the emotion of the scene.

Where Improv Comedy is forwarding a narrative or idea...
Improvisational Theatre is entering with an open mind and an open heart.

Artistic New Directions


Head of NYC Faculty & Ensemble Director

Just The Funny& Chasing Tales


Guest Instructor & Director

Ithaca Long Form Improv 


Guest Instructor & Director

The Second City NYC


Faculty - Comedy Writing

& Improvisation

University of Toronto


Visiting Lecturer Improvisation for Actors

Everyman Project Newmarket Ontario

High Schools


Guest Artist in School  Theatrical development through Improvisation

Canadian Improv Showcase


Guest Instructor – Improvisational Acting

Eastdale Collegiate, Toronto Ontario High School


Guest Artist in School Theatrical development through Improvisation

The Home Team ProjectTown of Oakville, Ontario


Instructor & Show Director


·        BFA Theatre - York University                                                                                         

·        The Second City Toronto – Conservatory & National Touring Company

·        Master Classes in Improvisation  - Alan Arkin, Ed Asner & Keith Johnstone

·        Teacher Training - Michael Gellman, Gary Austin, & David Razowsky

·        Grant Writing - The Foundation Center NYC

·        Writing for TV - University of Toronto



25 years of experience.

Challenges creative artists to achieve their potential.

Motivator, problem solver, great sense of humor!

Used Improvisation to develop new work and directed that work to finished product in professional public show, often acting as Production Designer, (including sound, lighting, costume and prop design). 

The Twilight Zone Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

Chasing Tales

Theatrical Improvisation

Just the Funny, Miami

The Star Wars Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

The ANDsemble

Long Form Improvisation

Artistic New Directions

Theatre 54, NYC

The Boob Tube Show

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

The Smell of

Pancakes & Success

Theatrical Improvisation

Ithaca Long Form Improv

Pulp Comics

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

He Loves Me Knot

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

Hot Summer Knights

Sketch Comedy & Improv

Underground Theatre NYC

The Rookie

Short play by Jeffrey Sweet

Mile Square Theatre,

Hoboken NJ

The Rookie


Short play by Jeffrey Sweet

Artistic New Directions, NYC


Cat Lady w/out a Cat

Full length play by

Carrie Keskinen

The Secret Theatre

Long Island City

Non-Stop from Miami

Short play by Marti Maley

Artistic New Directions, NYC

Comedy on Wry

Ensemble sketch show

(also Head Writer)

Stingrays, Toronto

Toronto from Zed to “eh?”

Ensemble sketch show

(also Head Writer)

Top o’ the Senator, Toronto

Comedy @ The Vic

Producer & Director

Ensemble Improv show

The Victory Café, Toronto


PERFORMING (resume available upon request)

·        A semi-regular on The Late Show with David Letterman

·        Alumnus of The Second City National Touring Company

·        Performed Off-Broadway and in Feature Films

·        Professional actor & comedian in hundreds of professional productions

·        Appeared in over 25 TV commercials

·        Produced Musical Comedy CD & a series of comedy shorts for CBC Radio



·        President, Board of Directors. Artistic New Directions, 2007 - 2011    

·        Member in good standing: AEA, CAEA, ACTRA, Variety Club, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance


References Available Upon Request