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IMPROV 501 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 10/23/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 23, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Taylor Cotter

Taylor Cotter is the co-producer of Harold Night, director of Top Shelf's THE MANTLE, and performer with Face Off. She is formerly of Harold teams Saint Brad, Grove, Skateboard Graveyard and Nixon. You can also see Taylor performing with the indie dream team, Cuddle Party. She is a teacher in the ImprovBoston Comedy School and longtime thief of ImprovBoston pens.

More About Taylor

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/20/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

Ben Scurria has been part of the ImprovBoston community for five years. He is cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage, National Touring Company and the Harold team, Rabbit. He has also been part of the cast of Face Off, Rich Uncle and countless other shows at ImprovBoston. Before moving to Boston, Ben lived and worked as an actor and teacher in Southern Vermont.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/8/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

Ben Scurria has been part of the ImprovBoston community for five years. He is cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage, National Touring Company and the Harold team, Rabbit. He has also been part of the cast of Face Off, Rich Uncle and countless other shows at ImprovBoston. Before moving to Boston, Ben lived and worked as an actor and teacher in Southern Vermont.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/8/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 8/14/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Ben Snitkoff

Ben got his start in comedy and performance at sleepover camp in the early 90s. He's since been in too many musicals and one acts to count. In college he started to hone his talent for improv. After graduation, Ben moved to Boston, and then joined ImprovBoston community in 2008. He's since completed the Improv and Harold programs and joined the cast of Marjean, then Shays' Rebellion, Plan B, Ginsburg, The Rack, The Abundance, War Cupcake, and other Harold Night teams. Ben performs two to three times a month as part of Harold Night. Ben also performs with other groups, including We'll Fix it in Post, Awkward by Proxy, and Oh Boy. He has also directed a resident cast, and is a former teacher in the ImprovBoston Comedy School.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 7PM - 930PM Starts 8/9/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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 501 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/5/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Ben Snitkoff

Ben got his start in comedy and performance at sleepover camp in the early 90s. He's since been in too many musicals and one acts to count. In college he started to hone his talent for improv. After graduation, Ben moved to Boston, and then joined ImprovBoston community in 2008. He's since completed the Improv and Harold programs and joined the cast of Marjean, then Shays' Rebellion, Plan B, Ginsburg, The Rack, The Abundance, War Cupcake, and other Harold Night teams. Ben performs two to three times a month as part of Harold Night. Ben also performs with other groups, including We'll Fix it in Post, Awkward by Proxy, and Oh Boy. He has also directed a resident cast, and is a former teacher in the ImprovBoston Comedy School.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/24/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 3/20/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 12 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

john.serpico

Teaching Style: I strongly encourage emotional honesty and real character motivation in my students, regardless of the structure we're working on. I believe that improv is a conduit for strong characters feeling strong feelings, so I direct a lot of my feedback towards that end. My hope is that my students come out of any class I teach more comfortable with expressing themselves and their characters in a very real way.

Bio: John Serpico has been performing, directing and teaching at ImprovBoston since 2005 and is currently a member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company. He began performing as a member of the weekly show UnNatural Selection. In 2007, he joined the cast of Face Off, where he performed for five years before becoming the director in 2012. John has appeared in the casts of In The Garage (2006), Unauthorized Biography (2006), The Robert Cycle (2006), Blue Screen (2007), Groaners & Boners (2007), Quest (2007-2009, 2012, 2014), Laugh Track (2008), This Improvised Life (2012), Downton IB (2013-2014), Comedy America (2014-2017), Red Alert (2015) and Terrible People (2016-present), and was a founding member of the sketch troupe The Ruckus. His directing credits include Dear Internet (2007), Face Off (2012-2015), Quest (2014), The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular (2014, 2015), All-Access Improv (2015, co-director), Food Truck (2015-2016), and Oregon Fail (2015-present). John loves to teach improv and has been an instructor at the theater since 2007. He has taught workshops at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the College Comedy Festival, and for troupes throughout New England. In May of 2013, John was elected to the Board of Directors of ImprovBoston, where he serves as Treasurer.

More About John

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/17/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 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. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kate McGroarty

Kate McGroarty is a current member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Music Improv Casts, the Director of All Access Improv and a proud teacher for the IB Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Touring Company, Musical Improv Group Hidden Falls and Long Form show White Rabbit. Her Chicago credits include performances in Music Improv Groups One Night Only and Slow Clap Symphony, Sketch group Shanna’s Mom and work with Griffin Theatre, Remy Bummpo and Steep Theatre companies as well as various commercial and short film appearances. She is a graduate of the conservatory programs at The Second City Training Center and the theater program at Northwestern University.

More About Kate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 130PM - 4PM Starts 1/10/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 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, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Sundays 130PM - 4PM Starts 1/10/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/7/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 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. Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

David Marino

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

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 130PM - 4PM Starts 10/18/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 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, October 18, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Sara Burns

Sara Burns is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and National Touring Company, director of Saturday night's Face Off, and teaches several courses in our Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Face Off, Harold Night, and Studio 40, and adds many sketch shows, studio runs and national festivals to her credits. Sara is a current cast member of national free-form group Big Bang Improv and IB's Musical Improv Cast, and is a professional stage and screen actor in the Boston area. Her offstage passions include plant life, poetry, and puns.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Sundays 130PM - 4PM Starts 10/18/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/13/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 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, October 13, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

David Marino

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

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/13/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 8/9/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Wednesdays 7PM - 930PM Starts 8/5/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 5/31/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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, May 31, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 26, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

David Marino

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

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 5/31/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/28/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/28/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/26/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/26/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/17/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 13 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 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 3/19/15

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

David Marino

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

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 3/19/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com