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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