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IMPROV 601 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/5/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/5/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/26/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

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

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 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

MB teaches Improv 101 in our Comedy School, she has formerly served as Assistant to the Managing Director, producer of the Comedy Lab and as a cast member of the ImprovBoston Family Show and Touring Company. MB also performs with "Work Lunch" and "We Fancy" locally and at festivals. She has been improvising for 30 years and doing so onstage for 8 of those years. MB wants you to come play!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 6/5/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Nils Vaule

Nils is an improv instructor and Harold Night director at ImprovBoston, and was formerly a member of IB’s National Touring Company, Harold Night, Face Off and Family Show casts. He began improvising with Bay Area Theatresports and continued to train with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. He teaches improv to actors and performers, as well as students interested in applying the tools of improv to areas outside of theatre, including business, design, and conflict resolution. He previously used improvisation skills every day in his work as a middle and high school teacher in Boston.

More About Nils

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 6/4/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and taught at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community two years ago when he was offered the opportunity to perform as part of the theatre's Harold Night cast. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performering with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. He recently joined The ImprovBoston National Touring Company and can be found regularly performing, teaching, and directing across the city. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 6/4/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/24/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

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

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/23/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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. Monday, May 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Monday, June 27, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Monday, July 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Deana Criess Tolliver has taught Improvisation, Sketch Writing and Stand Up to budding comedians of all ages. She is a veteran instructor at ImprovBoston and has taught comedy and drama classes at numerous schools, colleges, festivals and camp programs including the nationally acclaimed Charles River Creative Arts Program. Deana is an instructor with the ImprovBoston Comedy Camps and a facilitator for ImprovBoston Communications, IB's corporate/executive training arm. Deana is the creator and lead facilitator for ImprovBoston's Anti-Bullying Program. She is also the former Director of Education at ImprovBoston and continues to enjoy sharing the art of comedy with anyone who will listen.

More About Deana

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/23/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 3/19/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Mike Descoteaux is the full time Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company and Family Show. For over a decade, Mike has taught, directed, and facilitated workshops in improvisation, sketch, musical improv and comedic songwriting around the world. He created and led the celebrated Music Program at The Second City in Chicago, which includes a 6-term musical improvisation conservatory, songwriting courses, master classes, and over 60 musical workshops per term. In addition, he regularly taught in their improv and writing programs which serve over 2,000 students 6 terms per year. Mike has taught at Columbia College and as a guest artist at Northwestern University. He has created and led workshops for iO (formerly Improv Olypmic), The Chicago Improv Festival, the Magnet Theater, Sarasota Improv Fest, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Colorado Improv Fest, The Playground, Norwegian Cruise Line, Chicago Sketchfest, Northwestern University’s NHSI, and numerous other schools, theatre companies, and corporations. He has taught the creative process and varied applications of improvisation to thousands of kids, teens, and adults across the country, from anti-bullying workshops to creative problem solving intensives with Fortune 500 companies. For a full bio, please click here

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

ADVANCED HAROLD Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 3/20/16

For a description of this class, please see the Advanced Harold page.

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
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 601 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 3/19/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Mike has been performing improv and stand up for the last 10 yrs. He's trained and worked in Boston (I.B/I.A), NYC (The PIT) and L.A. (IOWEST) He's created, directed and starred in shows, his favorite being Crime Solving Bear, which was hailed as, "borderline genius" He's run auditioning workshops with local casting directors. He's very good at finding what doesn't work in a scene and brainstorming options to solve that problem. If you have a problem and no one else can help...maybe you can hire...Mike Morrell.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 3/19/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/17/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

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

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 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

John Serpico has been performing, directing and teaching at ImprovBoston since 2005, when he started as a member of the weekly show UnNatural Selection. In 2007, he joined the cast of Face Off, Boston's premiere competitive improv show, 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, 2015) and Red Alert (2015), 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, co-director), Food Truck (2015), Oregon Fail (2015) and All-Access Improv (2015, co-director). 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 3/20/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Nils Vaule

Nils is an improv instructor and Harold Night director at ImprovBoston, and was formerly a member of IB’s National Touring Company, Harold Night, Face Off and Family Show casts. He began improvising with Bay Area Theatresports and continued to train with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. He teaches improv to actors and performers, as well as students interested in applying the tools of improv to areas outside of theatre, including business, design, and conflict resolution. He previously used improvisation skills every day in his work as a middle and high school teacher in Boston.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/15/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 page.

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

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

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/16/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 1/10/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 701 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Mike Descoteaux is the full time Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company and Family Show. For over a decade, Mike has taught, directed, and facilitated workshops in improvisation, sketch, musical improv and comedic songwriting around the world. He created and led the celebrated Music Program at The Second City in Chicago, which includes a 6-term musical improvisation conservatory, songwriting courses, master classes, and over 60 musical workshops per term. In addition, he regularly taught in their improv and writing programs which serve over 2,000 students 6 terms per year. Mike has taught at Columbia College and as a guest artist at Northwestern University. He has created and led workshops for iO (formerly Improv Olypmic), The Chicago Improv Festival, the Magnet Theater, Sarasota Improv Fest, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Colorado Improv Fest, The Playground, Norwegian Cruise Line, Chicago Sketchfest, Northwestern University’s NHSI, and numerous other schools, theatre companies, and corporations. He has taught the creative process and varied applications of improvisation to thousands of kids, teens, and adults across the country, from anti-bullying workshops to creative problem solving intensives with Fortune 500 companies. For a full bio, please click here

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 1/9/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, January 9, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Mike has been performing improv and stand up for the last 10 yrs. He's trained and worked in Boston (I.B/I.A), NYC (The PIT) and L.A. (IOWEST) He's created, directed and starred in shows, his favorite being Crime Solving Bear, which was hailed as, "borderline genius" He's run auditioning workshops with local casting directors. He's very good at finding what doesn't work in a scene and brainstorming options to solve that problem. If you have a problem and no one else can help...maybe you can hire...Mike Morrell.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 1/9/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/5/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

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

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com