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SKETCH 101 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/9/14

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 1/11/14

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 10/19/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 14, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/14/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, October 14, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, October 21, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, October 28, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Will Luera

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

More About Will

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/5/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 5 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 5, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 12, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 19, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, September 2, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 16, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 23, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
Instructor:

Will Luera

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

More About Will

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH WRITING/PERFORMING WITH LA's RON WEST

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 8, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $150.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH WRITING/PERFORMING INTENSIVE WITH LA's RON WEST
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/29/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 26 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Dave Sawyer

Dave Sawyer is an instructor with the IB Comedy School and an alumni of the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast. Dave has been teaching at at ImprovBoston since 2006 and was formerly the program coordinator for the popular YAP (Yes And Practice) workshops at IB. He has taught workshops at numerous festivals including the Toronto Improv Festival, the Santa Cruz Improv Festival, Slapdash Festival (London, UK), and La Semaine De L’Impro (France). Dave has directed numerous shows at ImprovBoston including Ginsburg, a former team at IB's Harold Night, and Neutrino, an improvised video format. His two-man sketch comedy show - Sawyer and Hurley – has been featured at Philly Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

More About Dave

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/29/13
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 6/2/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 26 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 16, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 7, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 21, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/29/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 26 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 9PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 3/17/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 8AM

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 7, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 12, 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/21/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 8AM

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 9, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 201 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/10/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 201 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 31, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Dave Sawyer

Dave Sawyer is an instructor with the IB Comedy School and an alumni of the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast. Dave has been teaching at at ImprovBoston since 2006 and was formerly the program coordinator for the popular YAP (Yes And Practice) workshops at IB. He has taught workshops at numerous festivals including the Toronto Improv Festival, the Santa Cruz Improv Festival, Slapdash Festival (London, UK), and La Semaine De L’Impro (France). Dave has directed numerous shows at ImprovBoston including Ginsburg, a former team at IB's Harold Night, and Neutrino, an improvised video format. His two-man sketch comedy show - Sawyer and Hurley – has been featured at Philly Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

More About Dave

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH 201 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/10/13
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/10/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 10, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 14, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/10/13
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/9/13

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 201 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/18/12

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 201 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Will Luera

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

More About Will

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH 201 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/11/12
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/18/12

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/12

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 201 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Zach Ward

Zach has been performing, teaching and directing comedy for 20 years. Critically acclaimed by the Chicago Reader and Chicago Tribune for DUAL EXHAUST (Top 10 “Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade”) and THE BEATBOX (Critic’s Choice, Best Bet, Chicago’s “Top 5 Latenight Shows”), Zach has studied the art of comedy with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (IO), Matt Besser (UCB), Amy Poehler (Parks & Rec), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.

More About Zach

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - SKETCH 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/12
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/8/12

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Dave Sawyer

Dave Sawyer is an instructor with the IB Comedy School and an alumni of the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast. Dave has been teaching at at ImprovBoston since 2006 and was formerly the program coordinator for the popular YAP (Yes And Practice) workshops at IB. He has taught workshops at numerous festivals including the Toronto Improv Festival, the Santa Cruz Improv Festival, Slapdash Festival (London, UK), and La Semaine De L’Impro (France). Dave has directed numerous shows at ImprovBoston including Ginsburg, a former team at IB's Harold Night, and Neutrino, an improvised video format. His two-man sketch comedy show - Sawyer and Hurley – has been featured at Philly Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

More About Dave

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/9/12

For a description of this class, please see the SKETCH 101 page.

IBCS Students! Check out SketchHaus Every Thursday 930PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketchhaus

IBCS Student Writers can submit for Sketch CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/sketch-cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, August 23, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, August 30, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Shannon Connolly

Shannon has been teaching levels 101-601 of improv for the IB comedy school for the past three years. She is truly passionate about every level that the comedy school has to offer from teaching students in 101/201 the concept of agreement and furthering a scene, 301/401 her favorite format The Harold, to long form and free form shows in 501/601. Currently, Shannon has rejoined the ImprovBoston Mainstage and performs with Top Shelf’s longest running Harold Night team, Maxitor as well as her sketch/improv/musical show, Two Biddies with veteran improviser Misch Whittaker. Shannon also coaches indie teams on the side including the studio 40 cast and former students, Disco Basement. She would like to remind you to make good choices.

More About Shannon

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

SKETCH 301

Sketch Comedy Writing 301: Writing & Producing a Revue

Prerequisite: SKETCH 201

Maximum Number of Students: 10