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IMPROV 301 Sundays 430PM - 7PM Starts 8/9/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  7. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 8/8/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 8, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, August 22, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 8/8/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/5/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 5, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/4/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Jenna O'Brien

Jenna O'Brien was born and raised in Boston and if you have ever talked to her you would know that. She began acting when she was a freshman at Bowdoin College where she graduated with an Art History and Visual Arts major and a theater minor. In 2008, Jenna started taking improv classes at ImprovBoston and it has since taken over her life. Jenna has had the privilege of performing in many of ImprovBoston’s Comedy Lab and Showcase shows such as ‘Wheel Of Austen: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel’, ‘Gorefest VIII: Cirque du Slaughte’, and ‘Camping with Friends’. She was a producer for the Comedy Lab, a member of ‘Face Off’ for over 3 years, and is currently a member of the Mainstage Ensemble.

More About Jenna

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 8/9/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:30 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 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/7/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, August 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, August 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 7:30 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 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/7/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 7, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Friday, August 14, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Friday, August 21, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Friday, August 28, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Friday, September 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Friday, September 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Friday, October 2, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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 201 Fridays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/7/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/3/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Green Room
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 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 8/9/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:30 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 101 Saturdays 3PM - 5PM Starts 8/8/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 8, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Saturday, August 22, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00 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 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/7/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, August 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, August 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 5, 2015 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 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/6/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 6, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 27, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/6/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/4/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/4/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/4/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/3/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 3 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, August 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Patrick French

Patrick French has been performing as an actor and improviser throughout the Boston area since 2002. He was a member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage from 2007 – 2012, before stepping down so he had more time to change his kids' diapers. Prior to that, he performed with the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast. He has also performed in a number of ImprovBoston showcase shows over the years, including GoreFest, Crime Solving Bear & Oceans 2. He currently produces and performs in “The Angriest Show in the World,” a completely make-believe anger management seminar that inevitably spirals out of control. His awards include ImprovBoston's 2005 "Rookie of the Year," and Best Actor at Boston's 2010 48-Hour Film Festival. He has been known to get occasional commercial work - you may have seen him and heard his voiceover in numerous Papa Gino's pizza commercials, where he masterfully played the role of a hapless suburbanite whose grill has caught on fire.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/28/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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 28, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/27/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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 27, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 5/31/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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, May 31, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 26, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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!”

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 5/31/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/28/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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 28, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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 501 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/28/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/26/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 24 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 26, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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 501 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/26/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com