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Youth Troupe Grades 6-8 Starts 9/14/17

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

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 6-8 Starts 9/14/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Teen Troupe Grades 9-12 Starts 9/14/17

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

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 9-12 Starts 9/14/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

ADVANCED SCENEWORK Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm - 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: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - ADVANCED SCENEWORK Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 4PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 08/07/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/7/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 11AM - 130PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 501 Starts 08/10/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 2PM - 430PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 08/12/17 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 12, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, September 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 8/12/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 08/09/17 Wednesdays 4PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 9, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/9/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 08/09/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

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

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

More About Gregory

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 08/07/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

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

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

More About Gregory

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 08/12/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 12, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, September 2, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, September 30, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 8/12/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 08/10/17 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 08/10/17 Thursdays 430PM - 630PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Dan Chapman

Teaching Style: I like to have a class that you will have a lot of fun in, but also feel challenged by. I want you to grow as an improviser and to push you to the your next level with your improv through general tips and tricks I have learned throughout the years, and through more personal feedback. I want you to fall in love with improv, just like I did through classes at ImprovBoston"

Bio: Dan has been a member of the ImprovBoston community since 2008 and can currently be seen as a part of the ImprovBoston Mainstage. Along with Lauren Chapman, he is involved with a improvised musical tribute to 500 Days of Summer and The Last Five Years called 5 Years of Summer that watches 2 fictitious characters fall in and out of love. He is an alumni of the ImprovBoston Family Show, Face Off, All Access, Harold Night and MOSAIC.

More About Dan

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Thursdays 430PM - 630PM Starts 8/10/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 08/09/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 3, 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 201 Starts 08/09/17 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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, August 9, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Rosena Cornet

Teaching Style: I am a thoughtful instructor that is invested in the growth of my students. I give positive constructive feedback that uplifts and supports students. When observing scenes, I will side coach if necessary and reflect on things that work to move the scene forward. In addition to building skills in the classroom, I try to make sure my students are also having fun!

Bio: Rosena has been performing and producing at ImprovBoston since 2014. She is a former cast member of ImprovBoston's Touring Company and a few Studio 40 teams (Bodega, Shuffle Ball Change, and Doctor’s Don’t Die). Currently, Rosena is part of the NXT cast at Improv Asylum and a few independent comedic groups that include: Bodega, Magically Delicious, Doctor’s Don’t Die, and The White Rabbit Show. She is a performer, writer, improv instructor and coach.

Outside of ImprovBoston Rosena is a member of Improv Asylum’s House Teams and “The Gorge,” a Fine Line Comedy team. In her "rare" free time she enjoys spending time with her family, catching up on her favorite t.v. shows, and watching movies (I KNOW SO ORIGINAL). She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and putting up with her improv obsession.

More About Rosena

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/9/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 4PM - 6PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Sundays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 08/13/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, June 30 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 630PM!
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 13, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 8/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com