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IMPROV 301 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM Starts 1/11/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 11, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 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.

More About Ben

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/8/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 8, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 301 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/7/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 1/11/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 11, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/10/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, January 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 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 201 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/6/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, January 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, February 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, February 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 201 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/8/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 8, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/8/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/8/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 8, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 4, 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

IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 1/12/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 12, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 1/12/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 12, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 26, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, February 2, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 16, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

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

More About Erik

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 1/11/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 11, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Elyse Schuerman

Elyse has been performing, teaching, and directing at ImprovBoston since 1999. Her favorite projects include: Radio Hour, John Hughes High, UnNatural Selection, and Misunderstood: Improvised Rock Opera. Elyse studied under such masters as Joe Bill, Susan Messing, Todd Stashwick, and Mick Napier. Elyse was a member of the Mainstage cast from 1999-2011 and currently co-produces the Women in Comedy Festival.

More About Elyse

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/10/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, January 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 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: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/9/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 9, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:00 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 1/9/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 9, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

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

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

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/7/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:00 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: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/6/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 6, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Monday, January 13, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Monday, January 20, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Monday, January 27, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Monday, February 3, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Monday, February 10, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Monday, February 17, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Monday, February 24, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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.

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Tuition: $199.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Mondays 4PM - 6PM Starts 1/6/14
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 1/6/14

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 6, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, January 27, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, February 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, February 17, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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.

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Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/16/13

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Christine Cuddy

Christine Cuddy is thrilled to be teaching at ImprovBoston! She started as an improv student at ImprovBoston back in 2003 and has loved improv ever since. Cuddy has trained in Chicago at the Second City and Annoyance theaters. She can be seen performing on Friday and Saturday nights as a cast member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage.

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Tuition: $199.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 10/20/13

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 3, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 10, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, November 24, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main 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: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 10/20/13
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Sundays 430PM - 7PM Starts 10/20/13

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 13 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, October 20, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 10, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 15, 2013, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 15, 2013 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Sundays 430PM - 7PM Starts 10/20/13
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com