Comedy Improv Workshop

with Ben Rameaka

IT’S ON! March 25-30 2019

Suitcase in Point welcomes back Ben Rameaka of Upright Citizens Brigade for a weeklong Comedy Improv Workshop, March 25-30, 2019.

Learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully through exercises and scene work. The workshop will culminate in a small public performance on Saturday 30 March at 8pm at Suitcase in Point’s studio in downtown St. Catharines, The Green.

This workshop is open to anyone *18+

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! First come, first in. Sign up by March 1, 2019. See details below.

*For information on opportunities for youth under 18 or in-class workshops please submit the form below with inquiries.

Additional Workshop Information

6 Sessions, Monday 25 March – Saturday 30 March

Monday – Saturday 6-9pm

Public performance Saturday 30 March, 8pm


Participants must be 18+

Deadline to submit: Friday 1 March

*Payment plans and partial scholarships (2) available. Email for more info.

Interested? Get registration information now!

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About Ben

Ben Rameaka (sounds like Jamaica) began studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2006. He has been a teacher and performer there since 2008. He is an improviser, actor and voice-over artist. He co-hosts UCB’s Hot for Teacher every Wednesday night and performs on the UCB house team Airwolf every Saturday night. He played James Whippy in’s series “Alpha House” and “Stratton Broker #6” in Martin Scorcese’s Wolf Of Wall Street. Ben has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the Actor’s Studio program at the New School.

About the Upright Citizens Brigade

The Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) came to New York, from Chicago, in 1996. Noticing an absence of “Chicago-style” long form improv in the city, the four members of the UCB soon began their training program in 1997. The UCBT quickly became the place for great, cutting-edge, comedy. Casting directors, agents, festival producers, and journalists all began to flock to the theatre to see the best comic talent in the city. And as buzz for the theatre grew, the training program expanded even more with hundreds of students learning the art of improvised theatre.

About Long-form Improvisation

Long-form improvisation was pioneered by Del Close in Chicago at the Improv Olympic and was brought to New York City by the Upright Citizens Brigade. In longform improvisation, performers create an entire show consisting of interconnected scenes, characters, and ideas completely made-up on the spot with no pre-planning or pre-writing.

Not sure? Take a minute to see how cool Ben really, truly is:

Look out for future workshop opportunities coming soon!