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IMPROV 601 Starts 5/29/2018 TUESDAYS 6:00-8:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Danny Balel

Teaching Style: I believe in organic discovery, emotional commitment, and allowing yourself to be goofy onstage and off. My style reflects these three components. Through side coaching, targeted exercises, and the release of laughter my classes focus on breaking down inhibitions and trusting your instincts. It is my core belief that being silly is as useful as being in control.

Bio: Danny Balel has been teaching and performing for over ten years. He teaches Theater at Clark University, and he has taught in the public schools of Worcester, Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. In addition, Danny teaches at Improv Boston, everything from weekly classes, workshops, to birthday parties. Currently he is a member of Improv Boston's Touring Company and Mainstage. He also directs the Top Shelf team Ghost Light, The Greg Show: A one Man Improvised Extravaganza, and Something Wicked: Improvised Shakespearean Comedy. Danny has performed with Kevin Macdonald and Joe Bill, and has taken workshops with Mike Birbiglia, Liz Allen, and Susan Messing. He believes that improv should be playful, focused, and above all fun. He lives in Davis Square, Somerville, and enjoys candied yams, big dogs, and baking. Danny was also interviewed by Jimmy Carrane for the Improv Nerd podcast (http://jimmycarrane.com/podcasts/122-danny-balel/).

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 - TUESDAYS 6:00-8:30pm STARTS 05/29/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 6/3/2018 SUNDAYS 4:00-6:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Stacey Smith

ImprovBoston's Comedy School Manager, Stacey is a renowned leader in the national comedy community with extensive experience building training programs, working with faculty and teaching. She is the former Head of the Training Center at ComedySportz Chicago, and she held instructional positions at iO and ComedySportz as well as in The Second City’s A-E Program, Youth & Teen Program and The Wellness Program. She recently created her own program at The Second City called S.H.E (Sisterhood. Humor. Empowerment) for female identifying students ages 8-18. Stacey is a sought-after workshop teacher and performer at festivals around the world. Stacey is the Creator/Executive Producer of the Chicago Musical Improv Festival. As a performer, Stacey has performed professionally for The Second City and can be seen performing regularly at CSz, at iO with marquee longform ensembles, and with her various independent teams (Stacked, Brouhaha, etc) in Chicago and at festivals across the country.

More About Stacey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 - SUNDAYS 4:00-6:30pm STARTS 06/03/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 05/31/2018 THURSDAYS 4:00-6:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 14, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, July 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Adam Mastroianni

Adam is from Monroeville, Ohio (pop. 1,400). At IB, he has performed on Harold Night: Top Shelf, the Family Show, All Access, and the Musical Improv Cast, in addition to teaching in the Comedy School. Before coming to Boston, he lived in the UK and directed and performed with the Oxford Imps, including runs at the National Arts Festival in South Africa and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He got his start in improv at Princeton University with a group called Quipfire!, which he didn't name, but he did love. During the day, he’s a PhD student in social psychology at Harvard, where he studies whether people know when other people want to stop talking to them, which makes him a big hit at parties.

More About Adam

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 05/30/2018 WEDNESDAYS 6:00-8:30pm

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 06/02/2018 SATURDAYS 3:00-5:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Saturday, June 9, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Saturday, June 30, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Saturday, July 14, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 - SATURDAYS 3:00-5:30pm STARTS 06/02/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 06/03/2018 SUNDAYS 4:00-6:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Rachel Jane Andelman

About Rachel Jane

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 - SUNDAYS 4:00-6:30pm STARTS 06/03/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 3/24/2018 SATURDAYS 3:00-5:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Saturday, April 7, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Sara Burns

Sara Burns is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and National Touring Company, director of Saturday night's Face Off, and teaches several courses in our Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Face Off, Harold Night, and Studio 40, and adds many sketch shows, studio runs and national festivals to her credits. Sara is a current cast member of national free-form group Big Bang Improv and IB's Musical Improv Cast, and is a professional stage and screen actor in the Boston area. Her offstage passions include plant life, poetry, and puns.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 - SATURDAYS 3:00-5:30 STARTS 3/24/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 05/28/2018 MONDAYS 6:30-9:00pm

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, May 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Starts 6/2/2018 SATURDAYS 2:00-4:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 701 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Saturday, June 30, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 701 - SATURDAYS 2:00-4:30 STARTS 6/2/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Starts 6/3/2018 SUNDAYS 3:00-5:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 701 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Starts 3/24/2018 SATURDAYS 2:00-4:30

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 701 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Saturday, April 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 701 - SATURDAYS 2:00-4:30 STARTS 3/24/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 06/03/2018 SUNDAYS 12:00-2:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Danny Balel

Teaching Style: I believe in organic discovery, emotional commitment, and allowing yourself to be goofy onstage and off. My style reflects these three components. Through side coaching, targeted exercises, and the release of laughter my classes focus on breaking down inhibitions and trusting your instincts. It is my core belief that being silly is as useful as being in control.

Bio: Danny Balel has been teaching and performing for over ten years. He teaches Theater at Clark University, and he has taught in the public schools of Worcester, Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. In addition, Danny teaches at Improv Boston, everything from weekly classes, workshops, to birthday parties. Currently he is a member of Improv Boston's Touring Company and Mainstage. He also directs the Top Shelf team Ghost Light, The Greg Show: A one Man Improvised Extravaganza, and Something Wicked: Improvised Shakespearean Comedy. Danny has performed with Kevin Macdonald and Joe Bill, and has taken workshops with Mike Birbiglia, Liz Allen, and Susan Messing. He believes that improv should be playful, focused, and above all fun. He lives in Davis Square, Somerville, and enjoys candied yams, big dogs, and baking. Danny was also interviewed by Jimmy Carrane for the Improv Nerd podcast (http://jimmycarrane.com/podcasts/122-danny-balel/).

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 05/31/2018 THURSDAYS 6:30-9:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 05/28/2018 MONDAYS 6:30-9:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, May 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

Ben Scurria has been part of the ImprovBoston community for five years. He is cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage, National Touring Company and the Harold team, Rabbit. He has also been part of the cast of Face Off, Rich Uncle and countless other shows at ImprovBoston. Before moving to Boston, Ben lived and worked as an actor and teacher in Southern Vermont.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 06/03/2018 SUNDAYS 2:00-4:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Matt Bistany

Matthew Bistany loves to make people laugh. He is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Family Show. He has been an onstage performer through various mediums since the age of 12. Most notably traveling the country in bands from 2001 - 2007. He has now found himself home in Boston's comedy scene where he hopes to foster Boston as on of the country's premiere cities for comedy. He is also the host of the successful Top 5 of Death podcast which can be streamed and downloaded at www.top5ofdeath.com.

More About Matt

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 - SUNDAYS 2:00-4:30pm STARTS 06/03/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 06/03/2018 SUNDAYS 4:00-6:00pm

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

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Liz Roderick discovered ImprovBoston in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the amount of creativity, laughter and overall support of the community. A graduate of the IB Comedy School, she has performed on casts such as Face Off, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company and ImprovBoston's Mainstage. All her very best friends reside in this building and she finds great joy cheer leading and inspiring the next generation of stars to come through the theater. Also worth noting, she's the mother of Penny, the greatest toddler that has ever lived.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201- SUNDAYS 4:00-6:00pm STARTS 06/03/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 05/30/2018 WEDNESDAYS 6:30-9

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jenna O'Brien

Jenna O'Brien was born and raised in Boston and if you have ever talked to her you would know that. She began acting when she was a freshman at Bowdoin College where she graduated with an Art History and Visual Arts major and a theater minor. In 2008, Jenna started taking improv classes at ImprovBoston and it has since taken over her life. Jenna has had the privilege of performing in many of ImprovBoston’s Comedy Lab and Showcase shows such as ‘Wheel Of Austen: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel’, ‘Gorefest VIII: Cirque du Slaughte’, and ‘Camping with Friends’. She was a producer for the Comedy Lab, a member of ‘Face Off’ for over 3 years, and is currently a member of the Mainstage Ensemble.

More About Jenna

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 06/02/2018 SATURDAYS 11:00-1:00pm

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

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201- SATURDAYS 11:00-1:00 STARTS 06/02/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 05/29/2018 TUESDAYS 4:00-6:30PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

Ben Scurria has been part of the ImprovBoston community for five years. He is cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage, National Touring Company and the Harold team, Rabbit. He has also been part of the cast of Face Off, Rich Uncle and countless other shows at ImprovBoston. Before moving to Boston, Ben lived and worked as an actor and teacher in Southern Vermont.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 - TUESDAYS 4:00-6:30pm STARTS 05/292018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 05/30/2018 WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:30pm

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

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!

http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Adam Mastroianni

Adam is from Monroeville, Ohio (pop. 1,400). At IB, he has performed on Harold Night: Top Shelf, the Family Show, All Access, and the Musical Improv Cast, in addition to teaching in the Comedy School. Before coming to Boston, he lived in the UK and directed and performed with the Oxford Imps, including runs at the National Arts Festival in South Africa and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He got his start in improv at Princeton University with a group called Quipfire!, which he didn't name, but he did love. During the day, he’s a PhD student in social psychology at Harvard, where he studies whether people know when other people want to stop talking to them, which makes him a big hit at parties.

More About Adam

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com