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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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 6/4/17
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/4/17
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

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 6/3/17
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:
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

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, and Rabbit. 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

Misch Whitaker has studied and performed improv comedy for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Main Stage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). Currently Misch directs and performs in Boston's Unscripted Musical Project, Dirty Disney, and KERPLUNK! at Catalyst Comedy. She teaches improv for both elementary and high school students in schools in and around Boston, and coaches several adult teams in Boston's indie improv scene. She loves the work that ImprovBoston does and is very happy to be teaching classes right now at the IB Comedy School.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

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.

More About Kristina

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

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 has been with ImprovBoston since June of 2013 and is happy to be part of the Top Shelf team Bigfoot at Harold Night as well as the MIC: Musical Improv Cast. IB productions include: T: An MBTA Musical, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, WIPR: Improvised Public Radio, Gorefest the 13th, Spice Girls World Tour, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, IB Stine's Goosebumps, Baby Sitter's Club Super Special Improv Show, the Typing Pool, among many others. Lauren is a producer of Studio 40 and indie coach. Outside IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. 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

IMPROV 101 Starts 03/18/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

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. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

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 03/17/17 Fridays 630PM - 830PM

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. Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, April 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

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, and Rabbit. 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 03/16/17 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM

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. Thursday, March 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Misch Whitaker has studied and performed improv comedy for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Main Stage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). Currently Misch directs and performs in Boston's Unscripted Musical Project, Dirty Disney, and KERPLUNK! at Catalyst Comedy. She teaches improv for both elementary and high school students in schools in and around Boston, and coaches several adult teams in Boston's indie improv scene. She loves the work that ImprovBoston does and is very happy to be teaching classes right now at the IB Comedy School.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 03/15/17 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM

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. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 9, 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 03/15/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM

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. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:30 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 03/14/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM

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. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

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 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 830PM

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. Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

Lauren has been with ImprovBoston since June of 2013 and is happy to be part of the Top Shelf team Bigfoot at Harold Night as well as the MIC: Musical Improv Cast. IB productions include: T: An MBTA Musical, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, WIPR: Improvised Public Radio, Gorefest the 13th, Spice Girls World Tour, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, IB Stine's Goosebumps, Baby Sitter's Club Super Special Improv Show, the Typing Pool, among many others. Lauren is a producer of Studio 40 and indie coach. Outside IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. 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

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 08/21/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 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.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 8/21/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 08/21/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Danny Balel

Danny Balel has been teaching and performing for over ten years. He teaches Theater at Clark University. He has taught in the public schools of Worcester, Public, 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, as well as Magic the Gathering: The Show. Danny is a previous member of Comedy Sportz Boston and many indie teams in the Boston area. Danny has performed wtih 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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 11-13, Starts 8/21/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com