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IMPROV 201 Starts 1/13/2018 SATURDAYS 2:00-4:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 - SATURDAYS 2:00 - 4:00 STARTS 1/13/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 1/11/2018 THURSDAY 6:30-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 - THURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 STARTS 1/11/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 1/08/2018 MONDAYS 6:00-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

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

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

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 1/11/2018 THURSDAY 4:00-6:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 25, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 - THURSDAYS 4:00 - 6:00 STARTS 1/11/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 1/10/2018 WEDNESDAY 4:00-6:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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 201 - WEDNESDAYS 4:00 - 6:00 STARTS 1/10/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 1/09/2018 TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

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

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

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/14/2018 SUNDAYS 1:30-3:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, February 4, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 11, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - SUNDAYS 1:30 - 3:30 STARTS 1/14/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/13/2018 SATURDAYS 1:00-3:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - SATURDAYS 1:00 - 3:00 STARTS 1/13/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/12/2018 FRIDAYS 4:00-6:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, January 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, January 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, January 26, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, February 2, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, February 16, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, March 2, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 12, 2018 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 - FRIDAYS 4:00 - 6:00 STARTS 1/12/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/11/2018 THURSDAYS 4:00-6:00

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 25, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, March 1, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 6:00 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 4:00 - 6:00 STARTS 1/11/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/10/2018 WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kelly MacFarland

Teaching Style: I want my students to discover their comedic voice and write from their point of view. Taking a deeper dive into what they think is funny, we will discover how to convey their ideas while engaging the audience and commanding the stage. I pride myself on creating a supportive, honest and creative atmosphere where every student will experience success.

Bio: Kelly has been teaching stand-up for the ImprovBoston Comedy School for several years. As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances and entertaining US troops overseas. Kelly is also an accomplished improviser and been with ImprovBoston since 2010. She has performed with Fred Willard, Laura Hall and has been performed on many resident casts including Family Show, Faceoff, Harold Night and has been a member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company since 2014. For more information on Kelly, please visit www.kellymacfarland.com!

More About Kelly

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - WEDNESDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 STARTS 1/10/18
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/09/2018 TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 6:30 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - TUESDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 STARTS 1/9/2018
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 1/08/2018 MONDAYS 6:30-8:30

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

Registration for this class opens on MONDAY, November 20th at 12PM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 6:30PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short is an alum of The ImprovBoston Family Show and Holiday Show. He started improv as a wee lad at the tender age of 16. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include running a lil nonprofit theater company, doing freelance radio journalism, and jumping off of things into water. He lives in Hahvahd squah now and will happily brag about what a steal his current apartment is if you ask.

More About Andy

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - MONDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 STARTS 1/8/18
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 6:00 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