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IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/25/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, May 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:00 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 Tuesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/24/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Tuesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/24/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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. Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, June 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 201 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 6/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 5, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 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 Saturdays 3PM - 5PM Starts 6/4/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 4, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 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 201 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/26/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, May 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/25/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, May 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 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 201 Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 5/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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. Monday, May 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 27, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 5/23/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Emily DiPietro

Emily DiPietro is a cast member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage, assistant director of the Family Show, and proud alumna of the Family Show and All Access Improv. After many years of musical theater and vocal performance experience, she decided to take classes at the ImprovBoston Comedy School in 2012 and hasn't set foot outside of the theater since. If you like complaining or anything having to do with food and sleeping, you can follow her on Twitter @theworstthingis

More About Emily

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Saturdays 3PM - 5PM Starts 6/4/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 4, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 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 101 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 6/3/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 3, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, June 10, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, June 17, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, July 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, July 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, July 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 6/3/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, June 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, July 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, July 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, July 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:00 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 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/26/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, May 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/25/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, May 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Bobby Smithney

Mainstage Director and Performer At 6'6" it would be hard to miss Bobby, even if he hadn't been a member of ImprovBoston since 2000. From improvisation to stand-up to scripted work, he can be seen performing comedy of all kinds all over Boston but has focused on directing and instruction. He has been teaching students and rocking corporate trainings on improvisation across all age and ability levels for well over a decade. Bobby is currently the Director of ImprovBoston's Mainstage cast and tours with the critically acclaimed Mama Bear. Whether you have seen him on TV commercials, heard his voices on cartoon shows, or had him as an instructor - chances are good you are going to remember him.

More About Bobby

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/24/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:00 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 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 5/24/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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

Specificity with Susan Messing - 3/13/16

Specificity with Susan Messing

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $65.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

The Initiation with Rachael Mason - 3/12/16

The Initiation with Rachael Mason

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $65.00
Registration: Eventbrite - The Initiation with Rachael Mason
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Back on the Joyride with Susan Messing - 3/12/16

Back on the Joyride with Susan Messing

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $65.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/18/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 12 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, March 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, April 1, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, April 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, April 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, April 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, May 13, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/18/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com