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ImprovBoston Auditions

ImprovBoston holds auditions every 6 months for IB Resident Casts which include: Mainstage, Family Show, All Access Improv, Face Off, Harold Night Teams (Fresh Blend & Top Shelf), and our national Touring Company. Producers of Comedy Lab, Night Cap and other shows are also there to check out new Boston Comedy Talent!



CALLBACKS: June 11 & 12


10AM-12PM | TourCo
1-3PM | Family Show
4-6PM | Mainstage
10AM-12PM | Face Off
1-3PM | All Access Improv
330-530PM | Fresh Blend
6-830PM | Top Shelf
Free Audition Workshops

Advanced Drop-In Resident Cast Workshops
Advanced Drop-Ins run on Saturdays from 3-5pm. $10. Open to those who have completed IBCS Improv 301 or equivalent. 
5/21--Mainstage with Mike D
5/28--Face Off with Sara Burns
Seize Your Power: A Workshop for Women 
With Touring Company Director Deana Criess
Sunday, 5/22 from 430-6pm: FREE
Where: ImprovBoston Main Theater at 40 Prospect St
We've all been there: a sea of new improvisers all trying to get stage time. Rookie moves are made, things can get out of hand, it can feel like you can't get stage time or do your best work. Let ImprovBoston National Touring Company director and Mainstage cast member Deana Criess show you how to level the playing field and liberate your best improv so you can have the fun you deserve to have and show us what you've got at generals. Get tips on how to handle any offer, flip status in a scene, be inspired beyond the usual and support by leading. Learn how to set yourself up to be able to play anything and everything you choose. While we can't get everyone to take a workshop on how not to be terrible people on stage, we CAN give you what you need to play above terrible moves. Let's lift each other up and get ready to kick ass at generals.
Harold Night Workshop 
with Taylor and Lauren (Producers of Harold Night)
Wednesday, 5/25 from 6-730pm: FREE
Where: ImprovBoston Studio Theater at 40 Prospect St
Harold Night, comprised of more than 40 longform improvisers, is ImprovBoston's largest resident ensemble. Come flex your longform muscles and and refresh your Harold skills. Taylor and Lauren will be running exercises on strong scenework, game-based scenes, group scenes, and other ways to showcase your longform skills in general auditions and callbacks.
Tackling a Tough Audition 
with Kate McGroarty (Director of All Access)
Wednesday, 6/1 from 6-730pm: FREE
Where: ImprovBoston Studio Theater at 40 Prospect St
Weird things happen in auditions. Come to this workshop to learn how to handle difficult offers and/or what to do if you feel you've nervously made a move that's taken the train off the tracks and you need to get it back on track again. Open to improvisers who have completed IBCS Improv 301 or higher.
General Generals Workshop 
with Mike D (Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and Director of Mainstage)
Friday, 6/3 from 6-730pm: FREE
Where: ImprovBoston Main Theater at 40 Prospect St
We'll cover how to be a better scene partner in Generals, how to play respectfully and generously with improvisers you just met 15 minutes ago, and how to showcase your talents while embracing support. We'll hit the Top 10 things you can do to have a great audition. Mike will answer questions about the audition and callback process and give you the inside info you need to rock out the weekend.
Sunday, 6/5 from 5-630PM: FREE
If you feel you reflect a voice of diversity in the Boston comedy scene and are interested in getting more involved with improv, our Audition/Shop is for you! Ok, so what’s an “Audition/Shop?” It’s part audition, part workshop. Basically, we’re going to spend an hour and a half playing with the fundamentals of improvisation. We’re setting the day up to work for performers who have a ton of improv experience AND actors who want to get involved with improv but don’t have any formal training. We’ll lead you through some fun exercises, games and structures in a casual workshop-style setting. At the same time, we’re scouting for talent for our resident casts (which audition every 6 months). We’re hoping to send some Audition/Shop participants through to our cast callbacks the following weekend. Beyond casting opportunities this season, we’re also looking to introduce new performers to ImprovBoston and showcase the many ways you can get involved in one of the most welcoming, rewarding, and immediate art forms around. Check out IBEverybody for more comedy opportunities at ImprovBoston. The Audition/Shop is 100% free and 100% fun. What do you have to lose? 
Sign-up for you spot here by Friday, 6/3 at noon. 
No previous improv experience or training required.
The Audition/Shop is all-inclusive; anyone who identifies as an underrepresented voice in the comedy and theater scene is welcome! ImprovBoston strives to reflect the diversity of the vibrant Boston community both onstage and in its audiences. 
More details will be posted closer to auditions.
Please email to be placed on our auditions notification list.


Studio 40 will hold auditions on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30AM - 5PM. 
Audition slots are full! Email to be added to the waitlist. 
Boston's best up-and-coming independent improv teams play in Studio 40 for a four month run. Ensembles of all improvised formats and experience levels are encouraged to audition. The mission of Studio 40 is to support the artistic and fan-base growth of a carefully curated selection of Boston indie teams.
Choose a 2-hour slot that works for your team. We'll follow up with a note telling you the exact time you'll be auditioning. You'll have 10 minutes to show us how you like to play. Give us a taste of the format you plan to explore in Studio 40 (shortform, monoscene, armando, AllForm, etc).
Auditions are held at ImprovBoston on Saturday, May 21 starting at 9:30 am and running through 5 pm. Once a slot is filled, the registration form will no longer be accessible.
To be eligible for Studio 40, you must have an experienced director/coach already committed to rehearse with you weekly, attend your shows, and send us monthly progress reports on your group's development. The director/coach may not be an active performing member of your ensemble. Make sure you have director/coach consent before submitting your audition form. We will confer with listed directors before casting.
Studio 40 is focused on indie team development, which means improving performance skills and increasing fanbase. Selected teams will participate in a program designed to assist in developing your group’s brand, building a following, and developing unique shows to perform at ImprovBoston, comedy festivals, and other performance venues. 
If you got here too late, and all the slots are filled, send us an email at We may have a limited waitlist depending upon demand. No guarantees though.