Image Description:  The Velvet Duke Productions logo and watermark is a white line drawing of a crown resting on the shoulders of three performers, incorporating their heads as bigger jewels. Below the logo are the words Velvet Duke Productions. All centered on a black background. The crown and performers represent the "I is We" nature of community, and creative energy within the world
Velvet Duke Productions

Velvet Wells is The Velvet Duke

Black, autistic, queer, velvet voiced multi-facilitated creator

Based in Toronto, Velvet is available to connect virtually around the world. In person engagement will resume within Canada once Health Canada has provided guidelines ensuring the safety of performers and the public

Velvet Duke, Entertainer

Velvet will engage your audience with impromptu or prepared material. Velvet is a multi-faceted entertainer – musical improviser, storyteller, stand-up, and host. View a historical notable performance and then get ready to attend a future virtual performance

Velvet Wells, Theatre Professional

Velvet is an award winning professional working theatre artist and facilitator. Read testimonials from your peers

Start or continue your journey as an improvisational performer by attending one of Velvet’s virtual workshops

Velvet Duke, Panelist

(2021) Inspiration for Music in Improv (The Nursery)
(2021) Neurodiverse discussion in Improv (Edinburgh International Improv Festival)
(2020) Safeguarding & Handling Sensitive Issues (The Improv Place)
(2019) Making Space Taking Space (Black and Funny Improv Festival)

Thoughts from Velvet Wells

Committed to end anti-Black racism? Offer free improv workshops to Black people

An open letter to improv companies around the world by Velvet Wells In 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd, many North American improv companies reflected on how they benefited from systems of oppression and the lack of diversity in their leadership, membership, and audiences. In this post, I am asking companies toContinue reading “Committed to end anti-Black racism? Offer free improv workshops to Black people”


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