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April Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 04/17/17

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, April 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, April 21, 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

April Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 04/17/17

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, April 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, April 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 - April Vacation COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 4/17/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

February Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 11-13, Starts 02/20/17

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, February 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, February 24, 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

February Vacation ComedyClinic Ages 8-10, Starts 02/20/17

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, February 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Friday, February 24, 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 - February Vacation COMEDYCLINIC Ages 8-10, Starts 2/20/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

ADVANCED SCENEWORK Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

For a description of this class, please see the Advanced Scenework 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, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Jenna O'Brien

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

More About Jenna

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - ADVANCED SCENEWORK Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 1/8/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 2PM - 430PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 01/02/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 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. Monday, January 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 1/2/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 130PM - 4PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 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 - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 01/02/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 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. Monday, January 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Taylor Cotter

Taylor Cotter is the co-producer of Harold Night, director of Top Shelf's THE MANTLE, and performer with Face Off. She is formerly of Harold teams Saint Brad, Grove, Skateboard Graveyard and Nixon. You can also see Taylor performing with the indie dream team, Cuddle Party. She is a teacher in the ImprovBoston Comedy School and longtime thief of ImprovBoston pens.

More About Taylor

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 11AM - 130PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 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, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 01/07/17 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 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. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 01/04/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 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. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

Teaching Style: My hope is to help every student learn about who they are as an artist of improv. I push my students to take big risks, fail brilliantly, then get back up and go try it again. My class is a place for exploration, not fear. I instruct and side coach in a way that encourages students to internalize the lesson, occasionally getting them to try on a performance style that's initially uncomfortable. Let's find out what works for you and what doesn't by doing it. Discover instead of script. Commit to your emotional and physical choices. Show me what's fun, show me what's possible.

Bio: Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and directed at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community four years ago as part of Harold Night. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performing with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, performing with The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

More About Gregory

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 01/03/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 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. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 430PM - 630PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 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, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

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

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

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 01/07/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 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. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

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

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

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 01/05/17 Thursdays 1PM - 3PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 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. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  8. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and Slate.com. A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 01/05/17 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 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. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Rosena Cornet

Teaching Style: I am a thoughtful instructor that is invested in the growth of my students. I give positive constructive feedback that uplifts and supports students. When observing scenes, I will side coach if necessary and reflect on things that work to move the scene forward. In addition to building skills in the classroom, I try to make sure my students are also having fun!

Bio: Rosena has been performing and producing at ImprovBoston since 2014. She is a former cast member of ImprovBoston's Touring Company and a few Studio 40 teams (Bodega, Shuffle Ball Change, and Doctor’s Don’t Die). Currently, Rosena is part of the NXT cast at Improv Asylum and a few independent comedic groups that include: Bodega, Magically Delicious, Doctor’s Don’t Die, and The White Rabbit Show. She is a performer, writer, improv instructor and coach.

Outside of ImprovBoston Rosena is a member of Improv Asylum’s House Teams and “The Gorge,” a Fine Line Comedy team. In her "rare" free time she enjoys spending time with her family, catching up on her favorite t.v. shows, and watching movies (I KNOW SO ORIGINAL). She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and putting up with her improv obsession.

More About Rosena

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 01/05/17 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 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. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Dan Chapman

Teaching Style: I like to have a class that you will have a lot of fun in, but also feel challenged by. I want you to grow as an improviser and to push you to the your next level with your improv through general tips and tricks I have learned throughout the years, and through more personal feedback. I want you to fall in love with improv, just like I did through classes at ImprovBoston"

Bio: Dan has been a member of the ImprovBoston community since 2008 and can currently be seen as a part of the ImprovBoston Mainstage. Along with Lauren Chapman, he is involved with a improvised musical tribute to 500 Days of Summer and The Last Five Years called 5 Years of Summer that watches 2 fictitious characters fall in and out of love. He is an alumni of the ImprovBoston Family Show, Face Off, All Access, Harold Night and MOSAIC.

More About Dan

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 2PM - 4PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 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, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:30 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 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 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, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00 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: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com