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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.

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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.

More About Nils

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.

More About Ben

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 801 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

Teaching Style: When I think back to my favorite teachers, both in improv and school, they had the right combination of praise and feedback. Since I teach at levels 201 and 301, there is a mixture of people who are learning improv because it's a fun, social activity and also students who want to make improv a career path. With that combination, I like to let students play as much as possible while still carving out time after games and scenes to talk about what worked and what didn't. My job as your instructor is not to tell you what you did wrong since your art it yours alone to judge. My job is to be your cheerleader, your resource for questions about your improv journey and your teacher who points out ways you can make your life easier on stage. Previous students would likely say I made the class feel fun, close knit, supportive, safe and a good combination of "here's what I loved about that and here's something to think about for next time."

Bio: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown 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 founder and 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. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

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

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 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

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

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

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

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

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

David Marino

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

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 1/10/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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 - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 8, 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 401 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/7/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:30 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/7/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Wednesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 1/6/16

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 401 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. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

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

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Wednesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 1/6/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Saturdays 230PM - 5PM Starts 10/17/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 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.)

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/15/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: Cambridge Family YMCA
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/15/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

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

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Sara Burns

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

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

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

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

David Marino

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

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

IMPROV 401 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 10/18/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, October 18, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 1, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 8, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, November 22, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 6, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 14, 2015 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 10/15/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, December 10, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

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

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 10/15/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/15/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:30 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