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IMPROV 301 Starts 10/19/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM RODERICK

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

STANDUP WORKSHOP Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

For a description of this class, please see the STANDUP WORKSHOP page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Dana Jay Bein

Teaching Style: I teach stand up classes using my 20 years of experience in performing, producing, booking and hosting shows to guide students toward success. I approach the classroom with a fun but firm style of leadership. I relentlessly encourage and support the vulnerability it takes to get started while also demanding originality, honesty and tenacity from my students.

Bio: "Impressive to say the least. Hilarious to say the best. Enormous, both in stature and heart. Dana Jay Bein is one of the most influential artists you will ever meet in the comedy world." - Boston Comedy Examiner DJB has been haunting ImprovBoston for over 15 years. With infectious energy, unrelenting charm and terrible puns, he's been an unwavering staple of the improv and stand up comedy scenes in Boston. He built ImprovBoston's stand up comedy program and wrote the stand up curricula for ImprovBoston's Comedy School. He's been a company cast member since 2001; he's currently traveling to schools, organizations and festivals with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. His passion is building people up through comedy and he'll constantly reminds you to "Love yourself, take care of each other and follow your f***ing dreams." DJB's debut comedy album Western Masochist is available on Vimeo, iTunes and Spotify.

More About Dana Jay

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL IMPROV 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Teaching Style: I encourage a fun & positive environment where every student feels safe taking risks. My style is supportive of various learning styles, exploring all aspects of a concept, and making sure that all students are challenged but supported. I encourage musicality in my students, allowing them to push themselves at at individual level no matter what their previous musical experience may be.

Bio: Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 201 - Sundays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/22/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 4PM - 6PM

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Teaching Style: I encourage a fun & positive environment where every student feels safe taking risks. My style is supportive of various learning styles, exploring all aspects of a concept, and making sure that all students are challenged but supported. I encourage musicality in my students, allowing them to push themselves at at individual level no matter what their previous musical experience may be.

Bio: Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 701 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 1PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 701 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm - 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 1PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 2PM - 430PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Matt Bistany

Matthew Bistany loves to make people laugh. He is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Family Show. He has been an onstage performer through various mediums since the age of 12. Most notably traveling the country in bands from 2001 - 2007. He has now found himself home in Boston's comedy scene where he hopes to foster Boston as on of the country's premiere cities for comedy. He is also the host of the successful Top 5 of Death podcast which can be streamed and downloaded at www.top5ofdeath.com.

More About Matt

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 401 - Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 10/22/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 1PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short is an alum of The ImprovBoston Family Show and Holiday Show. He started improv as a wee lad at the tender age of 16. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include running a lil nonprofit theater company, doing freelance radio journalism, and jumping off of things into water. He lives in Hahvahd squah now and will happily brag about what a steal his current apartment is if you ask.

More About Andy

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 4PM - 6PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kelly MacFarland

Teaching Style: I want my students to discover their comedic voice and write from their point of view. Taking a deeper dive into what they think is funny, we will discover how to convey their ideas while engaging the audience and commanding the stage. I pride myself on creating a supportive, honest and creative atmosphere where every student will experience success.

Bio: Kelly has been teaching stand-up for the ImprovBoston Comedy School for several years. As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances and entertaining US troops overseas. Kelly is also an accomplished improviser and been with ImprovBoston since 2010. She has performed with Fred Willard, Laura Hall and has been performed on many resident casts including Family Show, Faceoff, Harold Night and has been a member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company since 2014. For more information on Kelly, please visit www.kellymacfarland.com!

More About Kelly

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/22/17 Sundays 7PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 22, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 10/21/17 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 10/21/17 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/21/17 Saturdays 3PM - 5PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 21, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/20/17 Fridays 430PM - 630PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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. Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Friday, November 10, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Friday, December 8, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Friday, December 15, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Danny Balel

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

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

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 10/19/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kristina Stapelfeld

About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 - Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/19/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 10/19/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Stacey Smith

ImprovBoston's Comedy School Manager, Stacey is a renowned leader in the national comedy community with extensive experience building training programs, working with faculty and teaching. She is the former Head of the Training Center at ComedySportz Chicago, and she held instructional positions at iO and ComedySportz as well as in The Second City’s A-E Program, Youth & Teen Program and The Wellness Program. She recently created her own program at The Second City called S.H.E (Sisterhood. Humor. Empowerment) for female identifying students ages 8-18. Stacey is a sought-after workshop teacher and performer at festivals around the world. Stacey is the Creator/Executive Producer of the Chicago Musical Improv Festival. As a performer, Stacey has performed professionally for The Second City and can be seen performing regularly at CSz, at iO with marquee longform ensembles, and with her various independent teams (Stacked, Brouhaha, etc) in Chicago and at festivals across the country.

More About Stacey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 10/19/17 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short is an alum of The ImprovBoston Family Show and Holiday Show. He started improv as a wee lad at the tender age of 16. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include running a lil nonprofit theater company, doing freelance radio journalism, and jumping off of things into water. He lives in Hahvahd squah now and will happily brag about what a steal his current apartment is if you ask.

More About Andy

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 - Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/19/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 10/19/17 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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 19, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 - Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/19/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Starts 10/18/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 15 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, October 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:00 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