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MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 10/16/17 Mondays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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, October 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, December 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Mike Descoteaux is the full time Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. He is the former executive director of the nationally renowned Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is the co-creator of the ground-breaking Off-Broadway production BLANK! The Musical, and was the creator/director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. Mike designed the curriculum for ImprovBoston’s now 7-level core improv program, the theater’s Grad School, 3-level Music Improv Program and co-authored IB’s 3-level Sketch program. He created ImprovBoston’s Music Director Training Program (one of only 2 in the country, the other at the Second City whose program he also founded). Mike loves teaching improv, sketch, music improv, comedic songwriting and music direction. He’s taught at iO, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, UCB, the PIT, Just the Funny, Four Day Weekend, Florida Studio Theater, the Magnet and other comedy institutions nationwide. Over the past 2 decades, Mike’s led comedy workshops at festivals around the world including at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Finland Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, Sarasota Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival, Improv Utopia (East & Yosemite), the Alaska State Improv Festival, ITVFest and more. At ImprovBoston, Mike has directed its prestigious Mainstage cast, National Touring Company, The Family Show, All Access and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. “Mike D” is thrilled to combine his passion for improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management to serve this remarkable community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 101 - Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 10/16/17 Mondays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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, October 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, December 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Rosena Cornet

Teaching Style: I am a thoughtful instructor that is invested in the growth of my students. I give positive constructive feedback that uplifts and supports students. When observing scenes, I will side coach if necessary and reflect on things that work to move the scene forward. In addition to building skills in the classroom, I try to make sure my students are also having fun!

Bio: Rosena has been performing and producing at ImprovBoston since 2014. She is a former cast member of ImprovBoston's Touring Company and a few Studio 40 teams (Bodega, Shuffle Ball Change, and Doctor’s Don’t Die). Currently, Rosena is part of the NXT cast at Improv Asylum and a few independent comedic groups that include: Bodega, Magically Delicious, Doctor’s Don’t Die, and The White Rabbit Show. She is a performer, writer, improv instructor and coach.

Outside of ImprovBoston Rosena is a member of Improv Asylum’s House Teams and “The Gorge,” a Fine Line Comedy team. In her "rare" free time she enjoys spending time with her family, catching up on her favorite t.v. shows, and watching movies (I KNOW SO ORIGINAL). She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and putting up with her improv obsession.

More About Rosena

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 - Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Starts 10/16/17 Mondays 4PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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, October 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Monday, December 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 10, 2017 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: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 701 - Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 10/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/16/17 Mondays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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, October 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, December 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 101 - Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Youth Troupe Grades 6-8 Starts 9/14/17

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL page.

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 6-8 Starts 9/14/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Teen Troupe Grades 9-12 Starts 9/14/17

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL page.

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 9-12 Starts 9/14/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

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 6:00 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 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

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.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com