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IMPROV 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 8/14/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 14, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:30 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

IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 8/14/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30 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 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 8/13/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 13, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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 8/13/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/12/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short performs with The ImprovBoston Family Show. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include teaching children theater, playing "cutesy" video games with his girlfriend, and thinking about starting a business one day. One time he biked across the country for charity -but don't get him started because you won't hear the end of it. This is his attempt at a comedy website bio that is 1 part flippant, 1 part informative, and 1 part humble-braggy. He really hopes he hit a respectable balance and especially that you enjoyed reading it!

More About Andy

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/12/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/11/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short performs with The ImprovBoston Family Show. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include teaching children theater, playing "cutesy" video games with his girlfriend, and thinking about starting a business one day. One time he biked across the country for charity -but don't get him started because you won't hear the end of it. This is his attempt at a comedy website bio that is 1 part flippant, 1 part informative, and 1 part humble-braggy. He really hopes he hit a respectable balance and especially that you enjoyed reading it!

More About Andy

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/10/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Bobby Smithney

Mainstage Director and Performer At 6'6" it would be hard to miss Bobby, even if he hadn't been a member of ImprovBoston since 2000. From improvisation to stand-up to scripted work, he can be seen performing comedy of all kinds all over Boston but has focused on directing and instruction. He has been teaching students and rocking corporate trainings on improvisation across all age and ability levels for well over a decade. Bobby is currently the Director of ImprovBoston's Mainstage cast and tours with the critically acclaimed Mama Bear. Whether you have seen him on TV commercials, heard his voices on cartoon shows, or had him as an instructor - chances are good you are going to remember him.

More About Bobby

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesday 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/10/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Emily DiPietro

Emily DiPietro is a cast member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage, assistant director of the Family Show, and proud alumna of the Family Show and All Access Improv. After many years of musical theater and vocal performance experience, she decided to take classes at the ImprovBoston Comedy School in 2012 and hasn't set foot outside of the theater since. If you like complaining or anything having to do with food and sleeping, you can follow her on Twitter @theworstthingis

More About Emily

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 7PM - 9PM Starts 8/9/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 9, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $99.00
Registration: Eventbrite - Advanced Scenework
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV for ACTORS Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/26/16 (3-Week Class)

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

Improv for the Actors

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $99.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV for ACTORS Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/26/16 (3-Week Class)
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 5, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Emily DiPietro

Emily DiPietro is a cast member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage, assistant director of the Family Show, and proud alumna of the Family Show and All Access Improv. After many years of musical theater and vocal performance experience, she decided to take classes at the ImprovBoston Comedy School in 2012 and hasn't set foot outside of the theater since. If you like complaining or anything having to do with food and sleeping, you can follow her on Twitter @theworstthingis

More About Emily

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Saturdays 3PM - 5PM Starts 6/4/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 4, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 6/3/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 3, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, June 10, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, June 17, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, July 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, July 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, July 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 6/3/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, June 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, July 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, July 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, July 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/26/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 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!

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

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Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/25/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Bobby Smithney

Mainstage Director and Performer At 6'6" it would be hard to miss Bobby, even if he hadn't been a member of ImprovBoston since 2000. From improvisation to stand-up to scripted work, he can be seen performing comedy of all kinds all over Boston but has focused on directing and instruction. He has been teaching students and rocking corporate trainings on improvisation across all age and ability levels for well over a decade. Bobby is currently the Director of ImprovBoston's Mainstage cast and tours with the critically acclaimed Mama Bear. Whether you have seen him on TV commercials, heard his voices on cartoon shows, or had him as an instructor - chances are good you are going to remember him.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/24/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:00 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/).

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

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Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 5/24/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

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Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 3/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 12 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 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 3/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 12 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 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com