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Improv Fundamentals

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 101 Sundays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 13, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/12/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 12, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, September 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 8/12/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/10/17 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 10, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/10/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/09/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/9/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/08/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/8/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/08/17 Tuesday 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 101 Starts 08/08/17 Tuesday 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 8, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/8/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/07/17 Mondays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/7/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 2PM - 4PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 4, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 6:30 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 4, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 06/03/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 3, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 10, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 06/02/17 Fridays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, July 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:30 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 6/2/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/25/17 Thursdays 1PM - 3PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, June 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  8. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

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Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/24/17 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/24/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 101 Starts 05/23/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/22/17 Mondays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, May 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

Lauren is a member of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, 101 Instructor and producer of Studio 40. Past IB productions include: Harold Night (The Mantle & Bigfoot), MIC: Musical Improv Cast, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, Gorefest the 13th, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, among many of studio shows. Outside of IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. She regularly performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (BUMP) and plays Matt Damon in LL Production Company's "Matt & Ben." She highly enjoys swing sets. Follow her on twitter @LaurenChappa and check out her website: www.laurenchappa.com

More About Lauren

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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, March 19, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
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, March 19, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Elyse Schuerman

Elyse has been performing, teaching, and directing at ImprovBoston since 1999. Her favorite projects include: Radio Hour, John Hughes High, UnNatural Selection, and Misunderstood: Improvised Rock Opera. Elyse studied under such masters as Joe Bill, Susan Messing, Todd Stashwick, and Mick Napier. Elyse was a member of the Mainstage cast from 1999-2011 and currently co-produces the Women in Comedy Festival.

More About Elyse

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com