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IMPROV 501 Sundays 2PM - 430PM Starts 3/20/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

john.serpico

John Serpico has been performing, directing and teaching at ImprovBoston since 2005, when he started as a member of the weekly show UnNatural Selection. In 2007, he joined the cast of Face Off, Boston's premiere competitive improv show, where he performed for five years before becoming the director in 2012. John has appeared in the casts of In The Garage (2006), Unauthorized Biography (2006), The Robert Cycle (2006), Blue Screen (2007), Groaners & Boners (2007), Quest (2007-2009, 2012, 2014), Laugh Track (2008), This Improvised Life (2012), Downton IB (2013-2014), Comedy America (2014, 2015) and Red Alert (2015), and was a founding member of the sketch troupe The Ruckus. His directing credits include Dear Internet (2007), Face Off (2012-2015), Quest (2014), The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular (2014, co-director), Food Truck (2015), Oregon Fail (2015) and All-Access Improv (2015, co-director). John loves to teach improv and has been an instructor at the theater since 2007. He has taught workshops at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the College Comedy Festival, and for troupes throughout New England. In May of 2013, John was elected to the Board of Directors of ImprovBoston, where he serves as Treasurer.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/17/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Kate McGroarty

Kate McGroarty is a current member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Music Improv Casts, the Director of All Access Improv and a proud teacher for the IB Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Touring Company, Musical Improv Group Hidden Falls and Long Form show White Rabbit. Her Chicago credits include performances in Music Improv Groups One Night Only and Slow Clap Symphony, Sketch group Shanna’s Mom and work with Griffin Theatre, Remy Bummpo and Steep Theatre companies as well as various commercial and short film appearances. She is a graduate of the conservatory programs at The Second City Training Center and the theater program at Northwestern University.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 3/20/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Conor Allen

Originally from California, Conor Allen began taking classes at ImprovBoston in 2009. He has performed previously at Harold Night with The Buskers and BANKWOLF and currently plays with Specter. Conor can also be seen performing as a member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage and with his indie team Aeropuerto. Conor has been known to play the drums and have conversations with stuffed animals.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Saturdays 3PM - 530PM Starts 3/19/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 9:00 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:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 3/14/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Monday, March 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Monday, March 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Monday, April 4, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Monday, April 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 9, 2016 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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 3/14/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/16/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/15/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and taught at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community two years ago when he was offered the opportunity to perform as part of the theatre's Harold Night cast. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performering with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. He recently joined The ImprovBoston National Touring Company and can be found regularly performing, teaching, and directing across the city. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/15/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 3/20/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Dan Chapman

Dan has been a member of the ImprovBoston community since 2008 and can currently be seen as a part of Face Off on Saturday nights. Along with Lauren Robinson, 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 also currently a member of Total Feltdown, which combines improv with puppetry. He is an alumni of the ImprovBoston Family Show, All Access, Harold Night and MOSAIC. Photo by Matt Walczak

More About Dan

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 3/19/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Mike has been performing improv and stand up for the last 10 yrs. He's trained and worked in Boston (I.B/I.A), NYC (The PIT) and L.A. (IOWEST) He's created, directed and starred in shows, his favorite being Crime Solving Bear, which was hailed as, "borderline genius" He's run auditioning workshops with local casting directors. He's very good at finding what doesn't work in a scene and brainstorming options to solve that problem. If you have a problem and no one else can help...maybe you can hire...Mike Morrell.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/18/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, March 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, April 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, April 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, April 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 9:00 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/17/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

MB teaches Improv 101 in our Comedy School, she has formerly served as Assistant to the Managing Director, producer of the Comedy Lab and as a cast member of the ImprovBoston Family Show and Touring Company. MB also performs with "Work Lunch" and "We Fancy" locally and at festivals. She has been improvising for 30 years and doing so onstage for 8 of those years. MB wants you to come play!

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/14/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, March 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short performs with The ImprovBoston Family Show. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include teaching children theater, playing "cutesy" video games with his girlfriend, and thinking about starting a business one day. One time he biked across the country for charity -but don't get him started because you won't hear the end of it. This is his attempt at a comedy website bio that is 1 part flippant, 1 part informative, and 1 part humble-braggy. He really hopes he hit a respectable balance and especially that you enjoyed reading it!

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/15/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Sara Burns

Sara Burns is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and National Touring Company, director of Saturday night's Face Off, and teaches several courses in our Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Face Off, Harold Night, and Studio 40, and adds many sketch shows, studio runs and national festivals to her credits. Sara is a current cast member of national free-form group Big Bang Improv and IB's Musical Improv Cast, and is a professional stage and screen actor in the Boston area. Her offstage passions include plant life, poetry, and puns.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 3/20/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 22, 2016 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 3/20/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 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 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 3/19/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 15, 2016 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!”

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 3/17/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

MB teaches Improv 101 in our Comedy School, she has formerly served as Assistant to the Managing Director, producer of the Comedy Lab and as a cast member of the ImprovBoston Family Show and Touring Company. MB also performs with "Work Lunch" and "We Fancy" locally and at festivals. She has been improvising for 30 years and doing so onstage for 8 of those years. MB wants you to come play!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/18/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Friday, March 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, April 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, April 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, April 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Andy Short

Andy Short performs with The ImprovBoston Family Show. He has a myriad of other pursuits that include teaching children theater, playing "cutesy" video games with his girlfriend, and thinking about starting a business one day. One time he biked across the country for charity -but don't get him started because you won't hear the end of it. This is his attempt at a comedy website bio that is 1 part flippant, 1 part informative, and 1 part humble-braggy. He really hopes he hit a respectable balance and especially that you enjoyed reading it!

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/16/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00 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.

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 3/15/16

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

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

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

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

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

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Danny Balel

Danny Balel has been teaching and performing for over ten years. He teaches Theater at Clark University, where he oversees a Theater Education program in the Main South neighborhood of Worcester. 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 All Access, the fast flying show for all ages. Danny is a previous member of Comedy Sportz Boston and Magic the Gathering: the Improvised Show. He produces Cagematch, a weekly competitive show at Improv Boston. He lives in Davis Square, Somerville, and enjoys candied yams and big dogs. Danny was also interviewed by Jimmy Carrane for the Improv Nerd podcast (http://jimmycarrane.com/podcasts/122-danny-balel/).

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Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com