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

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 08/14/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 18, 2017 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 14-17, Starts 08/07/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 08/07/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 08/07/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 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 - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 8/7/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/31/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 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: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/31/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/31/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 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 07/31/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 7/31/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/24/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 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 07/24/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 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 - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 11-13, Starts 7/24/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 07/24/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 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 - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 7/24/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/17/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 21, 2017 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 - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/17/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/17/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/10/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level C (Ages 14-17) 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 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 14, 2017 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: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/10/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/10/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 07/10/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 14, 2017 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 - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 7/10/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

April Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 04/17/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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, April 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, April 21, 2017 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

April Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 04/17/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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, April 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, April 21, 2017 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 - April Vacation COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 4/17/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

February Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 02/20/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics: Level B (Ages 11-13) 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, February 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, February 24, 2017 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

February Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 02/20/17

For a description of this class, please see the Vacation ComedyClinics : Level A (Ages 8-10) 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, February 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, February 24, 2017 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 - February Vacation COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 2/20/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com