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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.

More About Conor

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

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 7/25/16

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, July 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 7/25/16

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, July 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 29, 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 11-13, Starts 7/25/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 7/18/16

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, July 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 22, 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 7/18/16

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, July 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 22, 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 7/18/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 8/22/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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:

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: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 8/15/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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:

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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 8-10, Starts 8/15/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 8/08/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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:

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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 8-10, Starts 8/8/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 8/01/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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:

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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 8-10, Starts 8/1/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 7/25/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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, July 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 8-10, Starts 7/25/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 7/18/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH 101 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, July 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 22, 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.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 8-10, Starts 7/18/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 7/11/16

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, July 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 15, 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/).

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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 7/11/16

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, July 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 15, 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 7/05/16

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. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 8, 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: $260.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 7/05/16

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. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 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.

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Tuition: $260.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 7/5/16 (No class on 7/4)
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

April Vacation ComedyCamp Ages 11-13, Starts 4/18/16

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyCamps

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, April 18, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, April 22, 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: Eventbrite - April Vacation COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 4/18/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

February Vacation ComedyCamp Ages 11-13, Starts 2/15/16

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyCamps

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

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Katie Greenman

Katie started at ImprovBoston in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the people and the comedy. In 2013, she became one of the founding members of the Studio40 Team Green Means Go and is ecstatic to be a new resident cast member of The Family Show! Outside of comedy, Katie is an entrepreneurially spirited facilitator who teaches people of all ages how to pump up their EQ and be even more effective leaders. For more info check her out at KatieGreenman.com!

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - February Vacation COMEDYCAMP Ages 11-13, Starts 2/15/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com