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IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM 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 401 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 8/14/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 8/14/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/11/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:00 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 401 Tuesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/9/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Tuesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/9/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00 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 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.

More About Kate

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

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 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

Teaching Style: My hope is to help every student learn about who they are as an artist of improv. I push my students to take big risks, fail brilliantly, then get back up and go try it again. My class is a place for exploration, not fear. I instruct and side coach in a way that encourages students to internalize the lesson, occasionally getting them to try on a performance style that's initially uncomfortable. Let's find out what works for you and what doesn't by doing it. Discover instead of script. Commit to your emotional and physical choices. Show me what's fun, show me what's possible.

Bio: Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and directed at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community four years ago as part of Harold Night. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performing with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, performing with The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

More About Gregory

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

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

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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. He is the former executive director of the nationally renowned Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is the co-creator of the ground-breaking Off-Broadway production BLANK! The Musical, and was the creator/director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. Mike designed the curriculum for ImprovBoston’s now 7-level core improv program, the theater’s Grad School, 3-level Music Improv Program and co-authored IB’s 3-level Sketch program. He created ImprovBoston’s Music Director Training Program (one of only 2 in the country, the other at the Second City whose program he also founded). Mike loves teaching improv, sketch, music improv, comedic songwriting and music direction. He’s taught at iO, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, UCB, the PIT, Just the Funny, Four Day Weekend, Florida Studio Theater, the Magnet and other comedy institutions nationwide. Over the past 2 decades, Mike’s led comedy workshops at festivals around the world including at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Finland Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, Sarasota Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival, Improv Utopia (East & Yosemite), the Alaska State Improv Festival, ITVFest and more. At ImprovBoston, Mike has directed its prestigious Mainstage cast, National Touring Company, The Family Show, All Access and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. “Mike D” is thrilled to combine his passion for improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management to serve this remarkable community.

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

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 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

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