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IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/15/16

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. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/14/16

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. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, March 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, March 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, April 4, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, April 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 9, 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

IMPROV 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/14/16

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. Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, March 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 1/10/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 13, 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.

More About Elyse

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 1/10/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 1/9/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 7, 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/8/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, January 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, January 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, January 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, February 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 8, 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.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:30 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/6/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/4/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, January 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, January 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, February 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, February 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, February 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/8/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, January 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, January 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, February 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, March 4, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 8/22/16

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 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Conor Allen

Originally from California, Conor Allen has performed previously at Harold Night with The Buskers, BANKWOLF, Specter and currently plays with Rabbit. Conor can also be seen performing as a member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage and with his indie team Aeropuerto. Conor is an instructor in the adult and children's comedy school at IB and loves to teach improv! Conor has been known to play the drums and have conversations with stuffed animals.

More About Conor

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 14-17, Starts 8/22/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 8/22/16

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 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

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

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 8/22/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 8/15/16

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 15, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 19, 2016 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.

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 8/15/16

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 15, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:00 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.

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 8/08/16

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 8, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 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/).

More About Danny

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 8/08/16

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 8, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Conor Allen

Originally from California, Conor Allen has performed previously at Harold Night with The Buskers, BANKWOLF, Specter and currently plays with Rabbit. Conor can also be seen performing as a member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage and with his indie team Aeropuerto. Conor is an instructor in the adult and children's comedy school at IB and loves to teach improv! Conor has been known to play the drums and have conversations with stuffed animals.

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 8/8/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 8/01/16

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 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:00 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/).

More About Danny

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 8/01/16

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 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 5, 2016 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 - COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 8/1/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com