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After School Laughter School, Ages 13-16, Starts 10/6/2018, 10:30AM-12:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL (YOUTH) page.

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Sam Hoar

Sam has been improvising for about 5 years, starting in college in South Florida. After moving to Somerville, he's been doing all sorts of improv projects. Sam is a proud member of Improv Boston's Harold Night performing on Top Shelf team Shadowbox, the Family Show, and the National Touring Company. In addition to performing, he co-produces Improv Boston's weekly show Studio 40, which showcases a roster of independent teams. Sam works teaching kids, and is thrilled to incorporate his love of teaching with his passion for improv.

More About Sam

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Register now!
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

After School Laughter School, Ages 9-12, Starts 10/6/2018, 10:30AM-12:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL (YOUTH) page.

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Register now!
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

After School Laughter School, Ages 13-16, Starts 9/25/2018, 3:30PM-5:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL (YOUTH) page.

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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: $250.00
Registration: Register now!
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

After School Laughter School, Ages 9-12, Starts 9/25/2018, 3:30PM-5:00PM

For a description of this class, please see the AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL (YOUTH) page.

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Register now!
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Reinventing ShortForm - 05/13/17

Reinventing ShortForm

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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.

More About Deana

Tuition: $50.00
Registration: Eventbrite - Reinventing ShortForm
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Shortform 101

Shortform 101

Prerequisite: IMPROV 201

Maximum Number of Students: 14

ADVANCED SHORTFORM Sundays 1PM - 330PM Starts 8/10/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 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 10, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 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.

More About Deana

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - ADVANCED SHORTFORM Sundays 1PM - 330PM Starts 8/10/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Advanced ShortForm

Advanced ShortForm

Prerequisite: IMPROV 301

Maximum Number of Students: 14

IMPROV 201

201: Points of Inspiration

IMPROV 201 dives deep into character and relationship. Students build a toolbox of scenic initiation techniques to help scenes start off with a bang. With purpose-driven “short-form” games and finely tuned exercises, our faculty foster success through creating rich characters, heightening relationships, tackling group scenes and exploring environment. Students discover the limitless potential for scenic inspiration in each other and the world around us.

Each session ends with a Student Showcase.

Prerequisite: IMPROV 101

Maximum Number of Students: 14