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IMPROV 601 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 4PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 08/07/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/7/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 11AM - 130PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 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 Starts 08/10/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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 401 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 1PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 08/12/17 Saturdays 3PM - 530PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 12, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Saturday, September 2, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:30 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 401 Saturdays 3PM - 530PM Starts 8/12/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 08/08/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 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 601 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 4PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 11AM - 130PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 4, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:30 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 Starts 05/22/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, May 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Michelle McNulty

Michelle McNulty started performing weekly at ImprovBoston in 2002 as part of the Micetro & UnNatural Selection casts. She currently performs in Friday Night Faceoff. She has performed in several past Showcase Shows including The Robert Cycle, Backstory, Playbook, Luv Boat, Agent Spy and Convoy. She has performed in & written for numerous sketch shows including the Ruckus, Off Book, Tales from the Script, Skitches, the ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular & the Mumbling Prophets. She has appeared in several scripted shows including French Kiss Me Kate, Atreus and Double Feature. Her first original play, Turning Out the Lights, recently debuted as part of Double Feature. She spent twelve of her first sixteen years dancing and has provided choreography for Gorefest, French Kiss Me Kate, Tales from the Script, Groaners and Boners: Schtick it to Vaudeville & the Boston News Net: Election Night Special. Michelle will attempt stand-up comedy, especially if you buy her a drink first.

More About Michelle

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 1PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 06/03/17 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 3, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 10, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 29, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:00 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 401 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 6/3/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 05/25/17 Thursdays 1PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Thursdays 1PM - 330PM Starts 5/25/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 05/24/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 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, May 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:00 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 2PM - 430PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 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 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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.)

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 430PM - 7PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 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 19, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Michelle McNulty

Michelle McNulty started performing weekly at ImprovBoston in 2002 as part of the Micetro & UnNatural Selection casts. She currently performs in Friday Night Faceoff. She has performed in several past Showcase Shows including The Robert Cycle, Backstory, Playbook, Luv Boat, Agent Spy and Convoy. She has performed in & written for numerous sketch shows including the Ruckus, Off Book, Tales from the Script, Skitches, the ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular & the Mumbling Prophets. She has appeared in several scripted shows including French Kiss Me Kate, Atreus and Double Feature. Her first original play, Turning Out the Lights, recently debuted as part of Double Feature. She spent twelve of her first sixteen years dancing and has provided choreography for Gorefest, French Kiss Me Kate, Tales from the Script, Groaners and Boners: Schtick it to Vaudeville & the Boston News Net: Election Night Special. Michelle will attempt stand-up comedy, especially if you buy her a drink first.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 130PM - 4PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 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 19, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 03/18/17 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 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 18, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30 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!”

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com