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IMPROV 101 Starts 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 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 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

Lauren is a member of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, 101 Instructor and producer of Studio 40. Past IB productions include: Harold Night (The Mantle & Bigfoot), MIC: Musical Improv Cast, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, Gorefest the 13th, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, among many of studio shows. Outside of IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. She regularly performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (BUMP) and plays Matt Damon in LL Production Company's "Matt & Ben." She highly enjoys swing sets. Follow her on twitter @LaurenChappa and check out her website: www.laurenchappa.com

More About Lauren

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 801 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 801 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 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, January 8, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Teaching Style: When I think back to my favorite teachers, both in improv and school, they had the right combination of praise and feedback. Since I teach at levels 201 and 301, there is a mixture of people who are learning improv because it's a fun, social activity and also students who want to make improv a career path. With that combination, I like to let students play as much as possible while still carving out time after games and scenes to talk about what worked and what didn't. My job as your instructor is not to tell you what you did wrong since your art it yours alone to judge. My job is to be your cheerleader, your resource for questions about your improv journey and your teacher who points out ways you can make your life easier on stage. Previous students would likely say I made the class feel fun, close knit, supportive, safe and a good combination of "here's what I loved about that and here's something to think about for next time."

Bio: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown 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 founder and 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. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 08/21/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 8/21/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 08/21/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

More About Misch

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 08/21/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 08/14/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 08/14/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 08/14/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 08/07/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 08/07/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

Lauren is a member of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, 101 Instructor and producer of Studio 40. Past IB productions include: Harold Night (The Mantle & Bigfoot), MIC: Musical Improv Cast, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, Gorefest the 13th, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, among many of studio shows. Outside of IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. She regularly performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (BUMP) and plays Matt Damon in LL Production Company's "Matt & Ben." She highly enjoys swing sets. Follow her on twitter @LaurenChappa and check out her website: www.laurenchappa.com

More About Lauren

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 08/07/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, August 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 8/7/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/31/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/31/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/31/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 07/31/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, August 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 7/31/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/24/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 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/).

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/24/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 11-13, Starts 7/24/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 07/24/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

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Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 7/24/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/17/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/17/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 07/17/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $325.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Summer Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 14-17, Starts 07/10/17

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

ImprovBoston's Vacation ComedyClinics

Spend your school vacation at New England’s premiere comedy school. Our professionally-trained instructors represent some of Boston’s best and most experienced improvisational comedians.

Date(s):
  1. Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 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: $325.00
Registration: Eventbrite - COMEDYCLINIC Ages 14-17, Starts 7/10/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com