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IMPROV 201 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 8/10/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 8/10/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 8/9/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 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: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/7/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Christine Toohey

Christine Toohey is currently a cast member of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, an instructor with the ImprovBoston Comedy School, and the coach for the Studio 40 musical improv team The Whale and the Porpoise. Previous improv casts include Face Off, Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), the Family Show, The Typing Pool, Improvised Hitchcock, and Motives & Alibis. She was the lead producer for GoreFest 2014. Improv directing credits include the ImprovBoston Family Show, the Princess Hour, and the Baby-Sitters Club Super Special Improv Show. Stage credits include roles with Argos Productions, Flat Earth Theatre, Independent Drama Society, and the Longwood Players. In Boston theatre, she has worked in management for New Repertory Theatre, and in marketing for the Independent Drama Society, Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

More About Christine

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/7/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 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: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/7/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/6/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Dave Sawyer

Dave Sawyer is an instructor with the IB Comedy School and an alumni of the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast. Dave has been teaching at at ImprovBoston since 2006 and was formerly the program coordinator for the popular YAP (Yes And Practice) workshops at IB. He has taught workshops at numerous festivals including the Toronto Improv Festival, the Santa Cruz Improv Festival, Slapdash Festival (London, UK), and La Semaine De L’Impro (France). Dave has directed numerous shows at ImprovBoston including Ginsburg, a former team at IB's Harold Night, and Neutrino, an improvised video format. His two-man sketch comedy show - Sawyer and Hurley – has been featured at Philly Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

More About Dave

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 8/10/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 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: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/8/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, August 15, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 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: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 8/7/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 4 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Advanced Harold

Advanced Harold

Prerequisite: IMPROV 501

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Acting for the Improviser Saturdays 3PM - 6PM Starts 6/14/14

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

Acting for the Improviser

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Saturday, June 28, 2014, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $99.00
Registration: Eventbrite - Acting for the Improviser Saturdays 3PM - 6PM Starts 6/14/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/27/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Shannon Connolly

Shannon has been teaching levels 101-601 of improv for the IB comedy school for the past three years. She is truly passionate about every level that the comedy school has to offer from teaching students in 101/201 the concept of agreement and furthering a scene, 301/401 her favorite format The Harold, to long form and free form shows in 501/601. Currently, Shannon has rejoined the ImprovBoston Mainstage and performs with Top Shelf’s longest running Harold Night team, Maxitor as well as her sketch/improv/musical show, Two Biddies with veteran improviser Misch Whittaker. Shannon also coaches indie teams on the side including the studio 40 cast and former students, Disco Basement. She would like to remind you to make good choices.

More About Shannon

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 6/1/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 1, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Will Luera

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

More About Will

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/28/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: Cambridge Family YMCA
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/28/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 401 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/28/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio 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.

More About Ben

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 6/1/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 1, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Mike Descoteaux is the full time Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. He is the former executive director of the nationally renowned Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is the co-creator of the ground-breaking Off-Broadway production BLANK! The Musical, and was the creator/director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. Mike designed the curriculum for ImprovBoston’s now 7-level core improv program, the theater’s Grad School, 3-level Music Improv Program and co-authored IB’s 3-level Sketch program. He created ImprovBoston’s Music Director Training Program (one of only 2 in the country, the other at the Second City whose program he also founded). Mike loves teaching improv, sketch, music improv, comedic songwriting and music direction. He’s taught at iO, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, UCB, the PIT, Just the Funny, Four Day Weekend, Florida Studio Theater, the Magnet and other comedy institutions nationwide. Over the past 2 decades, Mike’s led comedy workshops at festivals around the world including at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Finland Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, Sarasota Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival, Improv Utopia (East & Yosemite), the Alaska State Improv Festival, ITVFest and more. At ImprovBoston, Mike has directed its prestigious Mainstage cast, National Touring Company, The Family Show, All Access and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. “Mike D” is thrilled to combine his passion for improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management to serve this remarkable community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Fridays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/30/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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, May 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Friday, June 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Friday, June 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Friday, July 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 5/29/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 29, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, July 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: Cambridge Family YMCA
Instructor:

Emily Holland

Emily has taught improv in all kinds of weather: ImprovBoston, Japan, The Worcester Housing Authority Summer Program, and more. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Clark University's Visual&Performing Arts department. Her favorite moment in life is watching her students perform like rockstars at their showcase shows. Emily currently performs with ImprovBoston's TourCo cast.

More About Emily

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/29/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 29, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Thursday, June 26, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday, July 10, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Thursdays 4PM - 630PM Starts 5/29/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 6/2/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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, June 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 16, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, June 23, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, June 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, July 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, July 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: Cambridge Family YMCA
Instructor:

Nils Vaule

Nils is an improv instructor and Harold Night director at ImprovBoston, and was formerly a member of IB’s National Touring Company, Harold Night, Face Off and Family Show casts. He began improvising with Bay Area Theatresports and continued to train with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. He teaches improv to actors and performers, as well as students interested in applying the tools of improv to areas outside of theatre, including business, design, and conflict resolution. He previously used improvisation skills every day in his work as a middle and high school teacher in Boston.

More About Nils

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/1/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 25 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 1, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/1/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com